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by Three Islands Press
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Complete family of 8 fonts: $89.00
Pumpkinseed Font Family was designed by Brian Willson and published by Three Islands Press. Pumpkinseed contains 8 styles and family package options.

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About Pumpkinseed Font Family

The tale of Pumpkinseed began with a bit of hand-printing I noticed on the dinner menu at a local restaurant. I took a menu home for future reference. Several months later, some similar hand-lettering on another dinner menu caught my eye. I became a sort of connoisseur of hand-done menu lettering. After tweaking and adjusting a few of these menu-inspired (uppercase) characters, I placed them -- along with some other designs -- in an online Type in Progress survey. They won. So I finished the caps, drew out the lower case from scratch, created three weights and oblique styles. The result: Pumpkinseed, a full-featured casual hand-lettering face. Comes in Light, Medium, and Heavy.

Designers: Brian Willson

Publisher: Three Islands Press

Foundry: Three Islands Press

Original Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: Three Islands Press

MyFonts debut: Jun 29, 2006

Pumpkinseed™ is a trademark of Three Islands Press.

About Three Islands Press

Three Islands Press (a.k.a., “3IP”) is a small type foundry in Rockport, Maine. Specialties include historical replications, fine text type, old map fonts, and painstaking recreations of vintage and modern handwriting. 3IP is the d.b.a. of Brian Willson, who accidentally stumbled into type design in the 1990s after a career in print and broadcast journalism. He has absolutely no formal training—just a peculiar knack for making fonts that look like real handwriting and antique text materials. 3IP also represents the work of Swedish type designer Lars Bergquist, whose previous career was publishing of encyclopedias and reference literature in the days of lead type. Bergquist’s elegant, varied, multipurpose typefaces are as polished as any out there.

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