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Emily Austin

 | 1 font(s) | $39.00 | 

Available Format(s): OpenType (PostScript-flavored with .otf extensions) | OpenType (TrueType-flavored with .ttf extensions)

Foundry: Three Islands Press | SKU: TP00001101 | D = Immediate Download

Emily Austin is modeled after the penmanship of Emily Margaret Austin (Bryan) Perry, an early Texas colonist along with her brother, Stephen F. Austin, for whom the state capital was named. Specimens were letters dating from 1837 until 1851, the year of her death at 56. Emily's Texas descendants still celebrate her birthday each June. Emily Austin is the third of four typefaces (so far) inspired by the handwriting of famous Texans -- the others being Texas Hero(tm), Houston Pen(tm), and Lamar Pen(tm) -- and the first based on a woman's hand. This intricate face, while true to handwriting of the time, is nevertheless impressively legible, with a slight x-height and stylish uppercase characters. Emily Austin has a single, medium weight and full character set, including several alternate letterforms and common (English) words. Additional features in the OpenType release include standard and discretionary ligatures, true fractions, lining and tabular figures, and support for Central and Eastern European languages.
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