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RARE BIRD FONTS

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specimen i | artist: Maybelle Imasa-stukuls

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From the the doyenne of modern calligraphy--Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, we bring you Specimen I, a charming script lettered in Ms. Imasa-Stukuls signature hand.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen I stands on its own. It’s subtle nuances make it stand out in a flock of fonts. It is easily recognizable, but it is never one to be too showy. Give it plenty of white space, so every quirk and curve can be noted.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Opentype programming, old style numerals, in and out-stroked letter forms at beginning and end of words, six alternate lowercase t cross-strokes, Roman numerals, seamlessly connecting script ligatures, alternate lowercase letters, realistic double-letter ligatures, basic Latin encoding.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

Book covers, children’s literature, broadcast titling, unique product designs, website titles, logo designs, restaurant menus, and gourmet food labels.

$100 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

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specimen ii | artist: Karla Lim

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Specimen II is an elegant hand by Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy. It floats across the page on gossamer wings. Specimen II pairs well with classic typefaces like Baskerville, Garamond and Bodoni.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen II is exquisitely delicate but not fragile. Best suited for unforgettable affairs.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Opentype programming, formal title & preposition wordart, 7 alternate ‘and’ options, Roman numerals, in and out-stroked letterforms at beginning and end of words, multiple alternate lowercase t cross-strokes, realistic double-letter ligatures, seamlessly connecting calligraphic letters, alternate capital letters, old style numerals, basic Latin encoding.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

Wedding stationery suites, logo design, luxury product packaging, fragrance, wine labels.

$100 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

uk +EU buyers Please purchase here

 

SPECIMEN III | ARTIST: KARLA LIM

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Rare Bird Specimen III, is a graceful hand by Karla Lim of Written Word Calligraphy. This all lowercase font feels both modern and feminine. While uppercase letters are still lowercase in shape, they are larger and read as caps.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen III has a dancer-like form; supple and lithe. Willowy letters are nimble and lissome, content alone or paired with a stronger, more masculine specimen.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Opentype programming, formal title and preposition word art, 7 alternate lowercase t cross-strokes, Roman numerals, old-style numerals, seamlessly semi-connecting calligraphic letters, realistic double-letter ligatures, in and out-stroked letters at the beginning and end of words where appropriate, basic Latin encoding.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

Bridal + baby shower stationery, logo design, gourmet food packaging, clothing labels.

$100 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

uk +EU BUYERS PLEASE PURCHASE HERE

SPECIMEN IV | ARTIST: LISA MAVIAN

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This unassuming sans serif, lettered by Toronto based artist Lisa Mavian of Post Calligraphy, is loaded with robust and charming features and illustrations.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen IV is a clean, hand-lettered sans with a quirky personality that does not take itself too seriously. These humble and winsome characters are sure to be a winning addition to your flock of fonts.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Opentype programming, formal title & preposition word art, Roman numerals, old-style numerals, realistic double-letter ligatures, complete set of swashed uppercase alternates, select swashed lowercase alternates, complete set of swashed numerals, select swooping desecender alternates, 7 complete sets of alternate uppercase letters, 52 graphic iconography alternates.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

Wedding menus, signage, logo design, chocolate packaging, children’s literature, mobile apps. Please note these are only potential sightings as these specimens are being found in new locations every day!

$50 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

uk +EU BUYERS PLEASE PURCHASE HERE

SPECIMEN V | ARTIST: MAYBELLE IMASA-STUKULS

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From the incredible well of creativity that is Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, we bring you Specimen V. A quirky serif family paired with natural history inspired illustrations.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen V is a hand-drawn font, inspired by classic serifs. Created with all the quirks and charm you’d expect from Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. The sky’s the limit with this nimble font.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Specimen V comes in a 3 variation family: standard, perfectly imperfect, and smooth. It has Opentype programming and old style numerals. The family includes a set of 13 natural history inspired vector illustrations + hi-res pngs, created by our in-house Rare Bird illustrators.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

You’ll catch glimpses of Specimen V in that cute new neighborhood boutique, in your local bookseller, and on your most eccentric uncle’s wedding invites. Only the most charming of applications will do!

$50 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

UK + EU BUYERS PLEASE PURCHASE HERE

Specimen vi | artist: aileen fretz

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Specimen VI is a refined hand by artist Aileen Fretz of Plume Calligraphy: thoroughly modern yet absolutely timeless. We have our sights set on this one becoming an instant classic.

OBSERVATIONS

Specimen VI takes its inspiration from the old world, while remaining thoroughly contemporary. It is unique while maintaining legibility.

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

At 2,580 characters, we dare say it is one of the most robust script fonts on the market today. The font includes extensive Opentype programming that authentically replicates Aileen’s unique handwriting pattern. As you type, watch the letters automatically adjust between connected and disconnected forms. Specimen VI also features formal titles, prepositions, social media wordart, and web navigation wordart, serif and sans serif Roman numerals, in and out-stroked letterforms at beginning and end of words, multiple alternate lowercase t cross-strokes; realistic double-letter ligatures, seamlessly connecting calligraphic letters, multiple styles of alternate capital letters, including swashes, and basic Latin encoding. Specimen VI is a typesetters’ dream.

POTENTIAL SIGHTINGS

In the pages of your favorite wedding tome; the signage, robe embroidery, and dinner menus of that coveted boutique hotel on the Italian Riviera, the labels of an artisanal hand-poured candle line, your new favorite Rosé, hand-crafted Belgium chocolate truffles, the indie cosmetic line fit for royalty, in any instance that you may be in need of a refined modern script.

$200 USD

Due to the nature of digital goods, all sales are final.

UK + EU BUYERS : please purchase here