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Abigail Adams

 - 1 font  | $39.00 | 

Available Format(s): OpenType (TTF) | OpenType (OTF)

Foundry: Three Islands Press | SKU: TP00002601 | View License | D = Immediate Download

"My Dearest Friend" is how she began nearly all her letters to her husband, John. I refer, of course, to Abigail Smith Adams, first Second Lady and second First Lady of the United States. Her famous correspondence with John Adams produced nearly 1,200 letters over a span of some 40 years, leaving us with a priceless record of early American life -- from household routines to war and politics to expressions of personal worry and devotion. Although Abigail's was not the loveliest hand, I found it sure and expressive, as befitting her extraordinary sway and intelligence; it also carries a genuine flavor of the period. In making the font I focused chiefly on her handwriting from the 1780s and '90s, when she'd taken to using a disconnected cursive, which struck me as distinctive and alluring. OpenType features include many ligatures (to enhance authenticity), standard and contextual alternates, lining and old-style figures, cross-outs, ink blots, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets. Use of Abigail Adams is restricted by the 3IP End User License Agreement (EULA), below.
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