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ired of using the same old text fonts time after time? We have “new classic” fonts for your school papers, essays, and projects, as well as cool handwriting and marker fonts, handwriting guide fonts, and fonts for captions. Let MyFonts help you get the right text font for your projects!
bulletTOPICS: Cool Casual & Marker Fonts, Handwriting Guide Fonts, Caption & Drafting Fonts, “New Classic” Text Fonts

Cool Casual and Marker Fonts

You can make your flyers, posters, and other home, school, and work projects a little bit cooler with some of our casual handwriting and marker fonts.

Designer Richard Hubbard states that “My roommate in college always had the coolest writing. I thought it deserved to be a font. [Ruly] is a great choice for newsletters, cards, etc.”
Ruly

Ruly

Designer Ronna Penner lets us know that, “As its name implies, Sharpie appears as if written with a fine-point marker. As with most Typadelic fonts, Sharpie is warm and friendly and works well at small and large text sizes.”

Sharpie

Stinky School Book was created to letter the adventures of a particular Mr. Stinky the Elf, but you can use it for that informal look in body copy or as a display face for headlines. It works well at all sizes! The example below uses Tomoli for the picture icons.

Stinky School Book and Tomoli



Handwriting Guide Fonts
A font emulating pre-schoolers’ handwriting practice guides, PIXymbols Primer D is designed for the preparation of exercise sheets for handwriting practice. The package includes four fonts: Primer and Primer Bold, without guidelines, plus Primer Italic, and Primer Bold Italic, which feature characters combined with guideline segments. Exercise sheets can easily be typed using a word processing program. The fonts include picture icons.

PIXymbols Primer D

Another helpful handwriting font, Primer Apples is a tracing font. It includes two other non-tracing fonts, Primer Print Regular and Primer Print Bold.

Primer Apples and Primer Print

Caption and Drafting Fonts

Put Thumbnail Text to work as drafting notation or on blueprint projects that need to be easily read. It’s also useful when concept or sketch stage lettering needs to look serious but not highly stylized. You might experiment with it inside cartoon thought balloons or in callouts.

Letterforms wiggle a bit but are generally quite uniform. Characters are a bit imprecise — but not showy or bouncy. They appear more adult-looking than childish.

This design is based on an old showcard style from the 1940s. It’s been dusted off and reissued for modern use. A lowercase has been added for greater functionality.


Thumbnail Text SG


Thumbnail Text SG

Architect Small Block is a hand-crafted font designed for architect, blueprint and drawing use.

Small font sizes have good contrast and are very easy to read. Larger font sizes create distinguished-looking headings.

This font is also a good choice for adding a personal hand lettered touch, as opposed to fonts with perfectly formed lines and curves or other script fonts that are less formal and often difficult to read. The font resembles a cross between comic and VAG fonts.


Architect Small Block


Architect Small Block

“New Classic” Text Fonts

Kandal
Kandal
Kandal is a “wedge” serif, which gives this typeface a crisp, angular character. The weighting scheme is unusual for a serif typeface. Both the thick and thin parts of letters gain weight equally as the face gets bolder, much like a sans serif or Egyptian face. To keep the type color even, the serifs get shorter as the weight increases. The italic follows a modern, cursive model.

The name comes from a town in Norway. It rhymes with “bundle.” With four weights and matching italics, Kandal is a versatile and highly legible face.



Kandal
Kandal

LTC Californian
LTC Californian
Frederic Goudy designed Californian as a private commission for the University of California at Berkeley in 1939. Californian was later released by Lanston Monotype for general use by designers and printers. There have been various digital versions of this striking roman face, but none so true to the original as the newly digitized LTC Californian. The font is available in two weights, text and display. Four styles are available in each weight: roman, italic, swash, and small caps.

LTC Californian

Ubik
Ubik
Ubiquity: the possibility to be in several places at the same time; this could be the definition of a typeface like Ubik. Its applications are numerous and various: books, magazines, posters but also architecture and signs. Ubik is a grotesk sans serif with a “nordic” taste: shapes pure and somewhat square. The nonexistent contrast between thin and thick strokes gives it a discreet rustic look.

Ubik

Leipziger Antiqua
Leipziger Antiqua
Leipziger Antiqua is a strong, robust, elegant, blackletter typeface design. It works well in newsletters, books, and reports. The font is available in four styles: regular, italic, demi, and small caps. (Tim Ahrens based his new font Lapture on Leipziger Antiqua.)

Leipziger Antiqua


Esta
Esta
Esta is very elegant and refined, with several styles, including upper and lowercase ligatures for both regular and bold versions, as well as an expert version for use in tables and graphs. Esta is a typeface family that can be used at all sizes. It is perfect for newsletters and reports.

Esta


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Fonts used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, LTC Goudy Initials, Ruly, Sharpie, Stinky School Book , PIXymbols Primer D, Primer Apples, Primer Print, Thumbnail Text SG, Architect Small Block, Kandal, LTC Californian, Ubik, Leipziger Antiqua, and Esta.

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