The 'Rising Stars' font is Hopeless Heart

the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - July’05 (issue 16)

This font is Sattler AS

isplay typefaces are all the rage, and this month’s Rising Stars features a sweet font from Breaking The Norm, the fancy font Fligerish, and a new typeface with an old look. In a feature we’re debuting this month we Focus on Design Trends, in this case one foundry that captures the spirt of the wild west.
bulletIN THIS ISSUE: Three Rising Stars, Did You Know?, Design Trends, Follow-Up, Have Your Say

Three Rising Stars
Every month we sign up new foundries who provide new, innovative fonts. In this 16th issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you three of our top-selling new fonts.

Fligerish is a fancy and romantic font that lends itself well to invitations and scrapbooking. The font is kind of curly and swirly, but tries very hard not to overdo it!


Archive Garfield is an inline, shaded display typeface, great for newsletters and posters. It has the feel of antique typefaces found in old prints and books.

Archive Garfield

Candy Round is part of the classic Candy family, which also includes Candy Square and Candy Buzz. Candy is a perfect display typeface for any use, even at small sizes.

Candy Round

Candy Round

Did You Know?
Did you know you can always redownload any font purchased from MyFonts? Our customers find this invaluable, especially in cases of system crashes or new computer purchases.

To redownload any of your fonts:

  • On MyFonts, click the My Account tab.
  • Enter your Username and Password, and click Login Now.
  • Under User Options, click My Orders or My Library. (My Orders lists fonts by date, while My Library lists them alphabetically.)

Our Order History is a free service. It’s like having a backup of your MyFonts purchases!

Focus on Design Trends: Spirit of the Wild West

Founded in 2000, FontMesa has specialized in creating type styles of the old west and fonts for sign lettering. Some fonts are classic Italian and French revivals with new lowercase letters added, while others were created from small samples of letters found on old documents, which were never intended to be complete fonts.

FontMesa continues to research old, long lost typefaces from the 1800s, reviving them in the digital world where they will never be forgotten. Two new releases are Wanderer and Mesa Pointe.

Mesa Pointe



Many FontMesa fonts are available as “fill fonts.” For example, Wanderer is available as a stand-alone font but also includes optional fill fonts. These kinds of fonts can be used to fill in the areas of decorative fonts. You can use fill fonts in graphics and illustration applications that support layers, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Paint Shop Pro.

Wanderer Fill Fonts

Other FontMesa fonts that capture the spirit of the wild west and also have optional fill fonts include Saloon Girl and Rodeo Roundup:

Saloon Girl
Mesa Pointe
Rodeo Roundup


Last month we featured Chato Band as one of our three Rising Stars. Currently #11 on the Best Sellers list, Chato Band is a cursive script font with slight imperfections between characters and unique ink-drawn and vector elements. It comes in 3 families: Chato Band Regular (with the inked look), Smooth (a clean version), and Space (a hybrid design).

Chato Band

Chato Band

Have Your Say
You can have your say at MyFonts. Submit your comments. We’re always interested in your opinion.

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“Globally, there are hundreds of font foundries. boasts more than 40,000 fonts from more than 220 foundries.” — Author Charles Pickett, “Beyond the Type: Exploring Font Foundries Other Than Adobe,” July 2005 article on
(included here with the kind permisson of Publish, copyright © 2005 Ziff Davis Publishing Holdings Inc.)

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Fonts used in this newsletter include: Hopeless Heart, Sattler AS, Fligerish, Archive Garfield, Candy Round, Mesa Pointe, Wanderer, Saloon Girl, Rodeo Roundup, and Chato Band.

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