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Introducing new fonts from Hallmark™, Laura Worthington and!
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The Liam™ font, designed by Laura Worthington, is a playful, hand-lettered serif typeface that bounces off the page with its exuberance and spontaneity. Liam is an OpenType® font featuring 130 alternate letters and takes advantage of contextual alternates for a natural lettering appearance. Also included in the font are 52 ornaments that have been illustrated to complement and complete this design.
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Gweet HMK
The Gweet HMK™ font looks like it was drawn out by a very happy, young child! Full of character and youthfulness, Gweet HMK comes in regular and bold and is one of the new releases from the Hallmark Design Collection.
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Slash HMK
With a legible penmanship and slight feminine touch, the Slash HMK™ font flows across the page effortlessly. Coming in two weights, regular and bold, Slash HMK is a great handwriting font brought to us by the folks at the Hallmark Design Collection.
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Notnorval HMK
This month we are proud to introduce another wonderfully crafted script font from the Hallmark Design Collection. Inspired by classic script forms, the Notnorval HMK™ font is filled with elegance and class, and it gives your words a graceful style and sophistication.
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New typeface releases available at!
Now that Ascender is part of Monotype Imaging, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a wider assortment of fonts from the prestigious Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface libraries. Each month in our newsletter we will highlight some exciting new releases available at

The 24-font Akko™ typeface suite by Akira Kobayashi is meticulously crafted and blends beauty, legibility and versatility.

The Akko Family Pack and the Akko Rounded Family Pack contain 12 weights ranging from Thin to Black with matching italics.

Akko is robust and structured, while Akko Rounded is softer and friendly.


The Camphor™ typeface is a design where tradition inspires function.

Nick Job, Camphor’s designer, was driven by his determination to avoid all calligraphic allusions, such as angular stress and organic asymmetry.

Job reflects, “I wanted to draw a modern, uncluttered sans serif family with classical proportions, unashamedly English but with fewer idiosyncrasies than its influential forerunners.”


Bradley Type comes as a family of three weights, ranging from a svelte regular weight, through a sturdy bold to a robust heavy.

Each weight also has a complementary italic design. In addition, Bradley Type includes a suite of handy ligatures for each weight, adding to the versatility of the family.

Bradley Type

New – Font Management Software for Mac OS X users!

Is your font menu getting out of control? Check out the award-winning FontExplorer® X Pro font management software. Version 3.0 adds a powerful set of features to more efficiently manage and select fonts. See for yourself with the free 30-day trial version for Mac OS® X available for immediate download. Learn more and get a free download here:

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