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May is here and it brings us Mothers Day and the start of the Wedding season! This month we have selected some choice fonts for these wonderful occasions. We are also pleased to showcase the first article in a new series highlighting the advanced typographic features in OpenType fonts.

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Using OpenType Features: Figure Styles

Our next series of articles sheds a light on the wonderful features available in OpenType “Pro” fonts. This month Ascender's Terrance Weinzierl explores the various figure styles (lining, oldstyle, proportional and tabular). Click here to read the first article


Gravura - Preview and Download Today Gravura is a classic copperplate script font. It contains beautiful, intricately designed letters, and a a few swash endings that you can add to select letters as shown above. Gravura is an ideal font choice for wedding announcements and invitations, and other projects that call for a special touch of class and elegance.


Viant - Preview and Download Today

Viant is an elegant yet lively script font whose delicate curves lend themselves perfectly to invitations, announcements and greeting cards.


Scooter- Preview and Download Today Scooter is perfect if you are looking for that younger look and feel when it comes to handwriting scripts. Designed by Ascender's Steve Matteson, Scooter is captures the a youthful spirit that is legible at small sizes on up to headlines.

Bernhard Script™

Bernhard Script Font - Preview and Download Today Bernhard Script has a timeless calligraphic feeling that provides a classic appearance. It has a small x-height and tall ascenders that makes it stand out compared to other script fonts.


RavieFont - Preview and Download Today Designed by Ken O’Brien, Ravie is an energetic font that is ready to party! Ravie can add some fun and excitement to headlines, and can get your audience feeling the groove!

Futura™ Small Caps Demi

Futura Small Caps - Preview and Download Today Ascender is proud to offer the Futura font family under license from URW++. Futura was originally designed by Paul Renner and is one of the premier geometric sans serif fonts. The Small Caps versions of Futura come in a variety of weights and are a nice way to add a distinctive touch to your work.

Captain Quill™

Captain Quill - Preview and Download Today Captain Quill is based on the handwriting of a fictional pirate named Paul Pierce! But don't be misled...this delightful script font can lend itself to a multitude of projects and design purposes from posters, invites, signage and much much more. It comes with some great OpenType features such Swashes and a cool selection of Ornaments!

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