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Broadgauge Ornate

Broadgauge Ornate™

by FontMesa
Individual Styles from $25.00
Complete family of 3 fonts: $45.00
Broadgauge Ornate Font Family was designed by Michael Hagemann and published by FontMesa. Broadgauge Ornate contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Broadgauge Ornate Font Family

Broadgauge Ornate originated from MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan in 1869 and was only available as an all caps font with numbers. Today this old beautiful wood type rises again from the archives complete with original numbers and an all new lowercase. An all caps Greek character set has also been added plus accented characters for western, central and Eastern European countries. Included in each font file are two sets of left and right pointing hands located on the Less Than and Greater Than keys and also on the Bracket keys. Because this font works well with a Las Vegas theme I've decided to make the pointing hands gambling related with one set of hands rolling dice and the other holding cards. The condensed versions were created because in today's computer graphics applications people stretch and condense fonts to fit their project but don't notice the change in vertical stroke widths or line thickness. After compressing the letter shapes of each Broadgauge Ornate condensed font the vertical lines were corrected making sure they were the proper width or thickness. The results are balanced condensed versions that weren't simply compressed with out consideration for their appearance.

Designers: Michael Hagemann

Publisher: FontMesa

Foundry: FontMesa

Original Foundry: MacKellar, Smiths, & Jordan

Design Owner: FontMesa

MyFonts debut: Jun 12, 2009

Broadgauge Ornate™ 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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