As our followers know, the Fontmatters team has always supported original ideas from which type design as a whole and those who are interested in it greatly benefit. We believe that recreating the handwriting of great men is such an idea. So, we present Douglass Pen typeface which is based on the handwriting of Frederick Douglass – a great figure in the US history. Douglass was born a slave in Maryland in the beginning of 19th century. However, he was quick to reject the terrible chains of slavery and became a free man when he was 20. From that point on, he set about his own crusade against slavery becoming a great abolitionist leader, statesman, orator and writer in the process.
It so happened that Frederick Douglass had a very good, legible and neat handwriting. This, together with his great legacy inspired Brian Wilson – the chief designer of the Three Islands Press to recreate his penmanship. They took as a base a written speech of him concerning the 1859 John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia. So, with Douglass Pen the users will have the chance to work with the letterforms of another great man enjoying at the same time the advantages of a completely modern typeface that offers more than 800 glyphs and plenty of useful OpenType features like common words, ligatures, lining and oldstyle figures, insertions, ink blots, standard and contextual alternates and cross-outs. Also there is a rich language support for Western, Central and Eastern languages that are based on the Latin alphabet.
Douglass Pen typeface is released by Three Islands Press – a Maine based type foundry famous for digitalizing authentic handwritings of mostly 19th century prominent figures. Once again they have done a great job with Douglass Pen!
Get Douglass Pen typeface and enjoy the legacy of a great man!
Supported languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian (Latin), Spanish, Swedish
Designer: Brian Willson
Publisher: Three Islands Press