About Liesel Font Family
What happens when historical calligraphy and modern lettering kiss? Liesel!
This six-font, hand-lettered family is loosely based on traditional letterforms. Used alone, Liesel Regular reflects a warm, antique aesthetic. But when you pair her with Brush, Pencil, and Shadow - all of which were designed for layering - a modern, artistic look emerges! Experiment with textures, overlays and blending modes to create realistic water colored text. Both Liesel Printed & Liesel Shadow Printed are highly detailed, distressed versions of their solid counterparts, and can be layered to recreate an authentic letterpress or screen printed effect.
Opentype features programmed into each text font include contextual alternates, stylistic alternates, swashes, true fractions, and old style numerals.
Each Liesel font features PUA coding so all characters, including swashes and alternates, can be accessed with Character Viewer (Mac), Character Map (PC) or PopChar.
For more information, including a complete PUA code listing, please review our user guide.
We recommend pairing Liesel with Quimbly.
Please note: because its outlines are complex & highly detailed, Liesel Printed and Liesel Printed Shadow may process slowly in some applications.
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About Magpie Paper Works
Nestled in rural North America, you’ll find the farmhouse that’s home to Magpie Paper Works. If the foundry’s owner and sole designer, Jessica McCarty, isn’t tucked inside designing typefaces, she’s more than likely out chicken wrangling and apple picking.
Jessica left behind agency life in 2010, opting instead to create her own studio. Her first font, Saissant, a rough, kinetic calligraphy script, was a non-traditional typeface that was almost instantly very popular. “I created Saissant,” she says, “because I was working on a client’s project and needed a font that looked truly handmade and wild, only to discover that there weren’t really any options available at the time. I figured that if I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I should make it instead. The rest was history!”
The self-taught designer approaches each project with a strong background in calligraphy and typographic illustration; a toolset that brings a hand-lettered feel to each of her typefaces. This is especially true for Jessica’s best selling font, Ondise: a calligraphy font with robust Opentype features and a warm, fresh and charming vibe.
Jess says that she’s seen her fonts used in everything from logos and wedding invitations to West Elm catalogs and even in the movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby. “It’s wonderful to have full creative freedom,” she says, “and I adore collaborating directly with clients to help them get the most out of their font purchases.”