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Philip Bouwsma

Philip Bouwsma was born in Boston in 1948 and grew up in Berkeley, California, where his father was a professor of Renaissance and Reformation History. He was given a calligraphy book when he was ten and spent a year in Florence two years later, where he learned Latin and discovered history and art. Bouwsma was originally interested in calligraphy because of its appeal as craft and because it is old; later from copying manuscripts he discovered the unique capacity of the written stroke to record the thought patterns of people from long ago. Only later did he come to see it as art and, ultimately, a new way of seeing the universe.

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33 font families by Philip Bouwsma

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Luminari™

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1 font from $24.95
Luminari™ Luminari™

Southwest Borders™

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1 font from $54.00
Southwest Borders™ Southwest Borders™

Styx™

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4 fonts from $24.95
Styx™ Styx™

Philip Bouwsma makes use of his extensive calligraphy and type design experience by reaching into his vault and completing one of his unfinished projects from the mid-1990s. The result is Styx, a four-font connected-script family, with rough and smooth variations, each containing two sets of majuscules and plenty of alternates sprinkled throughout the character map.

Bouwsma Text™

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8 fonts from $24.95
Bouwsma Text™ Bouwsma Text™

Tupelo™

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6 fonts from $24.95
Tupelo™ Tupelo™

Mariposa Sans™

by ITC
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10 fonts from $54.00
Mariposa Sans™ Mariposa Sans™

Bouwsma Script™

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1 font from $24.95
Bouwsma Script™ Bouwsma Script™

Lorenzo™

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12 fonts from $24.95
Lorenzo™ Lorenzo™

Tresillian Script™

by ITC
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6 fonts from $54.00
Tresillian Script™ Tresillian Script™

Wolftrack

by ITC
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2 fonts from $54.00
Wolftrack Wolftrack

Alexia™

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10 fonts from $24.95
Alexia™ Alexia™

Torquemada

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6 fonts from $24.95
Torquemada Torquemada

Pompeii

by ITC
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1 font from $29.00
Pompeii Pompeii

Bollatica

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1 font from $29.00
Bollatica Bollatica

Van Der Hoef Capitals

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1 font from $29.00
Van Der Hoef Capitals Van Der Hoef Capitals

Synthetica™

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4 fonts from $54.00
Synthetica™ Synthetica™

Schildersblad Capitals

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1 font from $29.00
Schildersblad Capitals Schildersblad Capitals

Makondo

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1 font from $29.00
Makondo Makondo

Benedict Uncial™

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1 font from $29.00
Benedict Uncial™ Benedict Uncial™

Cresci Rotunda™

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
Cresci Rotunda™ Cresci Rotunda™

Corvallis Sans

by ITC
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4 fonts from $54.00
Corvallis Sans Corvallis Sans

Corvallis

by ITC
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4 fonts from $54.00
Corvallis Corvallis

Mariposa™

by ITC
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10 fonts from $54.00
Mariposa™ Mariposa™

Mantegna

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
Mantegna Mantegna

Tresillian Roman™

by ITC
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6 fonts from $29.00
Tresillian Roman™ Tresillian Roman™

Carmela

by ITC
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2 fonts from $29.00
Carmela Carmela

Southwest Ornaments™

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1 font from $29.00
Southwest Ornaments™ Southwest Ornaments™

Testament™

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9 fonts from $24.95
Testament™ Testament™

From the standpoint of calligraphy, a font family of capitals and uncials makes perfect sense. The Roman square capitals, the quadrata, are matched by round capitals of older Greek origin; the word “uncus” means hook-shaped like a beak or talon. Interrelated and often interchangeable, these capital letters served as book hands for both the Latin West and the Greek-speaking East before they evolved into minuscule alphabets. The Testament family is based on the few formal capital manuscripts of the Bible, Virgil and Homer that have survived from the ancient world.

Maestro™

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42 fonts from $24.95
Maestro™ Maestro™

Out of a lifelong inner struggle, Philip Bouwsma unleashes a masterpiece that reconciles classic calligraphy with type in a way never before attempted.

Mirabel™

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5 fonts from $24.95
Mirabel™ Mirabel™

Symposium Pro™

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4 fonts from $49.95
Symposium Pro™ Symposium Pro™

Aqua Life™

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1 font from $29.00
Aqua Life™ Aqua Life™

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1 font
Clemente Rotunda Clemente Rotunda

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