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Terra Ignota

 | 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: TP00002401 | D = Immediate Download

The idea for Terra Ignota came to me years ago as I was admiring a reproduction of "Amerique Septentrionale," a 1650 map by French cartographer Nicolas Sanson. The handlettering has a sort of rakish character, evocative of pirates or adventurers at a time of unbridled world exploration. I ended up putting the project aside, but the idea to create this font tugged gently at my mind until I simply couldn't ignore it any longer. The resulting font has an italic slant and a deliberate feel, in keeping with its historical roots. Useful for simulating old hand-lettered documents. OpenType features include true small caps, numerous ligatures, Central/Eastern European and Greek alphabets, and several cartographic ornaments.
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