Lovelies, I have so many updates for you – it feels like forever (ok, it has been forever) since I’ve shared any news but I have a very good reason for all of the radio silence!
A few years ago, at the dawn of the Modern Calligraphy Font Era, the fellow letter-obsessed gals of Besotted Co and I began brainstorming about our love of analog calligraphy, and how we could integrate the artform into digital type. Tristan & Michelle were pioneering an amazing online community around modern lettering & I was developing handwritten alphabets into Opentype fonts (at a time when there weren’t many of those fonts in the marketplace). Together, we decided to create a new foundry with one very important core principle: producing exquisite fonts with wonderful people that elevate everyone involved in the project, from artist to customer. Simple, right?
Well, after 3 years of development, I’m so thrilled to announce that Rare Bird Font Foundry is getting ready to spread her wings! This project is epic – we are collaborating with some of the finest lettering artists in the industry (both famous and fresh!) to produce incredible font families that are unlike anything available today. We’ve spent untold hours sketching, programming, testing and perfecting…and in just a few short weeks we’ll be releasing them out into the world!
To say each font has been lovingly handcrafted is an understatement. We’ve invested thousands of hours in creating the most aesthetically pleasing & robustly programmed typefaces; these fonts are as close to authentic calligraphy as you can get!
What excites me even more than the typefaces though, is our foundry’s core mission to celebrate established lettering artists and to champion new talent. In the next few weeks I’ll be sharing more information about the incredible women who are making this journey with us – including their identities, ha! And trust me, y’all are definitely going to want to stay tuned for that!
So! To sign up for Rare Bird Font Foundry notifications, click on over to our launch page – you’ll be the first to know when we go live (it’s coming very soon!) – and don’t forget to join us over on Instagram too. We would adore chatting with you! And please do tell your friends too. 🙂
p.s. I am still creating handmade font families at Magpie Paper Works too; Rare Bird & Magpie will be flying happily alongside one another. 🙂