The 'Rising Stars' font is Hopeless Heart

the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - February ’05 (issue 11)

This font is Sattler AS

new feature is now available at MyFonts: Starlets (SM). Read all about it in our Did You Know? piece. Also, we are pleased to announce the results of our 1,000,000th font giveaway! And in this month’s Rising Stars, we show you a nicely diverse set of architectural, handwritten, and decorative script fonts.
bulletIN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Millionth Font Giveaway Results, Did You Know?, Popular Featured Font of the Month

Three Rising Stars
Every month we sign up new foundries who provide new, innovative fonts. In this 11th issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three of our top-selling new fonts. Architext BB comes with regular, italic, and “lefty” styles (a slight leftward slant like left handed architects!). Sudestada is a typeface with a distinctive personality. An alternate weight provides a large number of lowercase character variations and swashes for more realistic-looking handwritten text. Panhandler is an ornate casual script with alternate substitutions, ligatures, and two sets of capitals.

Architext BB

Sudestada Panhandler


Millionth Font Giveaway Results

Karl Turkel, of Treehouse Animation, New York, who downloaded the 1,000,000th font sold at MyFonts, received $2,944 of font spending money as part of the MyFonts 1,000,000th font giveaway, the result of donations from participating MyFonts foundries and designers. The milestone was achieved at 5:30 p.m. on January 17, 2005. Mr. Turkel purchased the font Draft Beer from Font Mesa, a foundry out of Naperville, Illinois, founded in 2000 by typeface designer Michael Hagemann.

"I was first turned on to MyFonts by our lead designer, Antoine Veliz. The site is a huge resource for us. From the quantity and selection to the user-friendly interface, it is always our first choice when selecting a new face for a project," explained Karl Turkel, recipient of the MyFonts 1,000,000th font giveaway. "Funny enough, the Draft Beer font that I purchased was for our President, Royce Graham. Royce is an avid model airplane builder and flyer. He needed some graphics for his latest Midwest AT-6 creation... and Draft Beer fit his 'Texas Tornado' theme just perfectly!"

Draft Beer

The millionth font sold at MyFonts was Draft Beer. The total value of the giveaway was US$2,249, thanks to our participating foundries!

Did You Know?
Extra, extra read all about it! MyFonts is premiering a new feature this month, Starlets. A new tab on the MyFonts navigation menu at the top of every MyFonts page, “Starlets” is a showcase for the hottest selling new fonts at MyFonts.


The place to see and be seen, Starlets is where you will find many of our future Rising Stars!

Popular Featured Font of the Month
Every day we feature a different font on the MyFonts home page, a great reason to come back to our site. Last month one of our most popular featured fonts was Smarty Pants, a new font from Burghal Design. Smarty Pants is available in different styles, including Regular, Bold, and Super Bold. Also available are two picture fonts, Smarty Pants Doodles and Snowflakes. Burghal Design was founded by Kate Peters. A former punk rock photographer, model, photo assistant and Jesus of the Week, she began designing fonts in 1998 as an alternative, drug-free therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder.

Smarty Pants

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Fonts used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, Sattler AS, Architext BB, Sudestada, Panhandler, Draft Beer, and Smarty Pants.

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