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the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - May '04 (issue 2)


hank you for your responses to our 1st edition of Rising Stars, the MyFonts newsletter showcasing popular fonts and unique features of our website. Glad you enjoyed it! Send us comments! We'd love to hear from you at [email protected].
bulletIN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Did You Know?, Best Sellers, Responses to Our Newsletter

Three Rising Stars
Every month we sign up new foundries who provide innovative new fonts, some of which turn into best sellers like Shimmer, currently number 22 on the MyFonts Best Sellers list. (So why are these cursive handwriting fonts so popular anyway?) In this 2nd issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three of our top-selling new fonts. Click any of the samples to find out more:

Bearded Lady
designed with the hand-painted signs
of the circus sideshow in mind


Jerky Tash

"Jerky Tash really wants to look like a classic typeface, but something's not quite right.... the serifs and the x-height are definitely jerky." Designer Jakob Fischer

Jerky Tash

Did You Know?
Don't know what to get that special someone, especially at the last minute? Have you tried our Gift Certificates?

You can buy and e-mail a gift certificate in 4 easy steps:
  • Start at, or go directly to the Gift Certificate Sign-Up page.
  • Log in with your current user name and password, or create a new account.
  • Follow the steps on the Gift Certificate Sign-Up page to purchase a gift certificate. You can buy a gift certificate for any amount.
  • After your purchase, follow the steps to send a gift certificate to a friend or relative of your choice! You can even edit the text in the e-mail message (see below).
Use a gift certificate for any font listed on! Why go out shopping when you can buy from the comfort of your own home?

Gift Certificate

Best Sellers
One of the frequently overlooked pages on MyFonts is our Best Sellers page.

One pleasant surprise on the best sellers list is Sarah Script from CBdO Fonts. Designed by typographer Charles Borges de Oliveira, Sarah Script is flying up the best sellers chart, currently at number 21. Charles tells us: “I designed Sarah Script because I could not find a script font like it.... Sarah Script was designed for my wife, Sarah.”

Sarah Script
Sarah Script

We encourage you to check out the top 50 best-selling fonts at This page is updated daily. You might be surprised at some of the names in the list!

Responses to Our Newsletter
Last month we featured "Three Rising Stars." Thanks to overwhelming interest, you drove one to the top of the Best Sellers list, where it still reigns as champion! Do you know which font it is?
Here is what our readers have to say about our Rising Stars newsletter:

"So the newsletter got me drooling over fonts.... [Purchased] yummy grungy fonts that make me want to stay up all night redesigning my next mailing." - Linda in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

"Thanks for the newsletter, I appreciate the concise and interesting updates!" - Krystal in Omaha, Nebraska

"This is really a great idea. It makes keeping up with fonts so much easier and convenient to jump onto your site and look at 'favorites.' Thanks!" - Debbie in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Thank you for your comments! Feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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