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Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman™

by FontMesa
Individual Styles from $25.00
Complete family of 2 fonts: $35.00
Flying Dutchman Font Family was designed by Michael Hagemann and published by FontMesa. Flying Dutchman contains 2 styles and family package options.

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Flying Dutchman Set

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About Flying Dutchman Font Family

In nautical folklore, the Flying Dutchman is a ship that can never go home and is doomed to sail the seas forever as a ghost ship. The story of the Dutchman appeared in print in the 1820s. With different versions written over the years, some date the legend to the 1640s or the early 1700s. The Flying Dutchman font is a revival of an 1876 font from MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan Co. The Truetype and OpenType formats include a larger extended character set with Central and Eastern European accented letters. Extra characters in this font are left and right pointing hands in place of the less than and greater than keys and a pirate flag is on the bracket keys. New to this style is the distressed version where the letters look like they've been hacked by a cutlass.

Designers: Michael Hagemann

Publisher: FontMesa

Foundry: FontMesa

Original Foundry: MacKellar, Smiths, & Jordan

Design Owner: FontMesa

MyFonts debut: Jun 4, 2007

Flying Dutchman™ 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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