The 'Rising Stars' font is Hopeless Heart

the MyFonts newsletter of features and fonts - June ’06 (issue 27)

This font is LTC Jacobean Initials

n this month’s Rising Stars, we feature an ornamental script, an art deco design, a clean bold font with sci-fi appeal, and a casual handwriting font. Did You Know? shows off our fonts Albums. We’ve now made it easy for you to view and buy our featured Rising Stars fonts — in one convenient location!
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Four Rising Stars
Every month we add new, innovative fonts and sign up new foundries. In this 27th issue of Rising Stars, we want to show you 4 of our top-selling new fonts.

P22 Zaner
P22 Zaner is based on ornamental penmanship. The Zaner font set includes four unique fonts that complement one another. The OpenType version offers the most characters, options, and overall functionality. Zaner is perfect for wedding invitations and documents that require a touch of elegance.

Estilo Script
Estilo Script is an elegant headline typeface in an art deco style with a nice complement of small caps and Greek characters. It is the perfect companion design to Estilo.

Korataki is a futuristic, geometric font that delivers a clean bold look. We like its science fiction appeal. Note that alternates are included for A, G, Q and 4.

Lindsey Pro
Lindsey Pro is a fun, casual font based on a teenager’s handwriting. The typeface was developed to take advantage of the rich typographic OpenType features of newer OpenType-savvy applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress 7, and Microsoft Expression.

Lindsey Pro

P22 Zaner
Estilo Script
Lindsey Pro

Did You Know?
Our Album feature lets you collect fonts you like in one place, view them whenever you want, and share them with other font fanatics. Because we believe in practicing what we preach, we’ll begin including fonts featured in our Rising Stars newsletter in font albums. You can find this month’s four Rising Star font families here:

Rising Stars June 2006 Album

We have two font albums for this month’s newsletter:

Not only can you view all of our featured Rising Stars newsletter fonts in the album, but you can also purchase any or all of the fonts in the album, too! Simply click the checkboxes to select the fonts you want to purchase, select “Purchase selected fonts” at the bottom of the page, then click Submit. Don’t worry — clicking Submit does not mean you are charged for the fonts. It simply brings you to the Purchase Options page, where you can choose to add the fonts to your cart.

Rising Stars June 2006 Album

Focus on Design Trends: Gothic Fonts

Gothic fonts, such as our rising star Korataki, are clean striking designs that are perfect for use as display and headline fonts. We like using them in posters and signs. Gothic fonts convey confidence and assurance. Big & bold — that’s how we like our gothic fonts!

Big and Bold Gothic
American Gothic

American Gothic is a blocky and bold geometric sans design with inner angles and outer curves. This unique design has no ascenders; the lowercase characters are as big as the uppercase ones. We like mixing the caps and the lowercase characters for variety.

Elegant Gothic
Continental Gothic

The recently released Continental Gothic is a sophisticated design. It’s perfect for any art deco project needing a font that is not too bold or overpowering.

Proportional Gothic Based on a Monospace Design
New Letter Gothic

Because of its clear and easy-to-read letter shapes, New Letter Gothic is popular for display and advertising. The idea behind the design was to create a typeface similar to Letter Gothic in letter shape, but with proportional characters. New Letter Gothic received an Award for Excellence in Type Design at the Kyrillitsa International Type Design competition in Moscow.

Tattoo Gothic
Sailor Gothic

Sailor Gothic is based upon the Americana folk art tradition of tattoo design. Throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, sailors would popularize and spread motifs, designs and styles by carrying this art on their sleeves. Now you can carry on that tradition: choose from four distinct Sailor styles!

When it comes to gothic fonts, BA Graphics has creative variations on the clean bold gothic style, including the decorative Linear Gothic, funny and informal Animated Gothic, poster-ready Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, trendy and retro Metro Gothic, and the fashionable and sign-bound Road Gothic.

Linear Gothic

Animated Gothic

Sign Gothic Bold Condensed

Metro Gothic

Road Gothic


Last month we featured Fleurons Two as one of our three Rising Stars. Currently #10 on the Best Sellers list, Fleurons Two are new embellishments from Wiescher Design, a follow-up to the very popular Fleurons One.

Fleurons Two

Fleurons Two

Fleurons Two is one of four fleurons fonts offered by Wiescher Design

If you like fonts by Wiescher Design, be sure to check out these other popular releases:

Fleurons Four
Fleurons Four

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

“Thank you WhatTheFont for removing the confusion and allowing me to find the name of a font in a wedding hymn book. My work as a video producer has now become less stressful knowing your search facility is only a click or two away!”
— Tim from Adelaide, Australia, June 4th 2006

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All the fonts used in this newsletter are collected in one album and include: Hopeless Heart, LTC Jacobean Initials, P22 Zaner, Estilo Script, Korataki, Lindsey Pro, American Gothic, Continental Gothic, New Letter Gothic, Sailor Gothic, Linear Gothic, Animated Gothic, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Metro Gothic, Road Gothic,, Fleurons Two, Fleurons One, Ellida, and Yang.

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