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Complete family of 2 fonts: $45.00
Birdcage Font Family was designed by Michael Hagemann and published by FontMesa. Birdcage contains 2 styles and family package options.

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Birdcage Set

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About Birdcage Font Family

Birdcage was designed from a very short lettering sample in Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Type book, from the image I created a complete font plus a regular version with lowercase. In the past banner style fonts would limit you to a monospaced look, so how do you kern a banner font? Well, with today's OpenType font format the solution is simple, draw the kerning pairs together as one character glyph and place them inside the font then use auto substitution to access those characters when needed. Birdcage (OpenType version) includes 249 auto ligature kerning pairs, to use this feature you will need an application that takes advantage of OpenType features such as Adobe CS products.

Designers: Michael Hagemann

Publisher: FontMesa

Foundry: FontMesa

Design Owner: FontMesa

MyFonts debut: May 2, 2007

Birdcage™ is a trademark of FontMesa.

About FontMesa

Founded in 2000 by photographer and type designer Michael Hagemann, FontMesa has specialized in creating type styles of the old west and fonts for sign lettering. Some fonts are classic Italian (Tuscan) and French revivals with new lowercase letters added while others were created from a small sample of letters found on old documents never intended to be a complete font. FontMesa continues to research and find old, long lost type from the 1800s, then revive them into the digital world where they will never be forgotten. With a FontMesa font you can be assured of a quality product; all fonts are drawn and kerned by hand and never created by automatic scanning methods.

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