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15 Legendary Pirate Fonts for Your Vintage Design Projects

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  1. Texas Hero

    Texas Hero

    It occurred to me years ago that the graphic arts community might find useful a digital typeface that mimicked the classic look of nineteenth-century handwriting. Conveniently, my mother was then volunteering at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, my hometown. She made copies of the letters of a few heroes of the Republic of Texas—Houston, Austin, Travis, Rusk. Thomas J. Rusk's penmanship caught my eye as the most accessible of the bunch, and Texas Hero is the result. This font has more than 500 glyphs, including a full complement of discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, old-style and lining figures, inkblots, a crossout, at least one doodle, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets.

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  2. 1809 Homer PRO OTF

    1809 Homer PRO OTF

    This typeface is inspired from the small hands used in the 1700’s 1800’s to write messages carried by carrier pigeons, also named “homers”, before the use of photography and microfilms in the same way. So, it is a “small eye” or "Small x-eight" font. It is a "Pro" font, enriched with numerous alternates and ligatures, as to look like a various real and written manual. The standard characters set is completed with accented or specific characters for Western (Including Celtic) and Central Europe, Baltic, Eastern Europe and Turkish.

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  3. 1822 GLC Caslon PRO OTF

    1822 GLC Caslon PRO OTF

    This family was created inspired from the well-known Caslon typeface created by William Caslon, the English font designer, who was, with John Baskerville, the progenitor of English Transitional typeface classification in the mid XVIII century (See also our "1776 Independence"). We were mainly inspired from a Caslon style set used by an unknown Flemish printer from Bruges, in the beginning of 1800's, a little before the revival of Caslon style in the 1840's. As a PRO set, our font is covering all Western, Eastern and Central European languages (including Celtic diacritics) and Turkish, with complete small caps set in each of the two styles.

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  4. Bonnycastle

    Bonnycastle

    Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791–1847) was an English officer and military engineer who served in the War of 1812 and ultimately settled in Canada. I stumbled upon copies of some of his charts and maps, became infatuated with the hand-lettered titles—and the result is the eponymous Bonnycastle. The font has a bold weight and an italic style but is intended as an eye-catching standalone, evocative of its period in history. Use as a titling face on branding materials, event posters, book covers, presentation graphics, historical illustrations, and the like. Has more than 1,100 glyphs, including small caps, alternate alphabets, numerous ligatures, and cartographic ornaments.

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  5. 1651 Alchemy Family OTF

    1651 Alchemy Family OTF

    This family is a compilation created from a Garamond set in use in Paris circa 1651, but similar to those, eroded and tired, that were in use during centuries to print cheap publications, as well as in Europe than in America, and from a large choice of printed symbols—all specially redrawn—used for alchemical, pharmaceutical and astrological books, covering 1550 to late 1800s period. Each alphabet is doubled by a slightly different one, and a special OTF encoding allows to give an irregular effect with never the same twin letters in a single word. The Normal style is enriched by small caps, and the Italic style by Swashes. A lot of symbols, too, are given twice with differences.

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  6. Helsing

    Helsing

    Helsing is a serif style font inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula as well as Edward Gorey’s rendition of the story. Helsing is characterized by his slighting skewed baseline, subtle texture, thick and thin contrasts, and decorative legs. Made as a graphic style font, Helsing is perfect for illustrative titles, small bodies of text, and pairing with contrasting lettering style fonts like Asterism.

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  7. Black Shepherd

    Black Shepherd

    **Black Shepherd** is a bones font, perfect for Halloween. It comes with all caps uppercase and lowercase characters, large set of punctuation glyphs, numerals, cyrillic characters and international support. Ideal for greeting cards, posters, t-shirt, quotes, product packaging, book cover, logos. **ZIP file includes:** - Black Shepherd.otf - Black Shepherd.woff --- Enjoy!

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  8. Geographica Hand

    Geographica Hand

    **Modeling antique fonts** after historical materials gives you intimate familiarity with those old letters and journals and maps. The maps that inspired our Geographica serif family proved more fruitful than I first expected—they begat a pair of spinoffs of sorts, each replicating a particular 18th-century handwritten style. This is one of these. (Geographica Script is the other.) **Geographica Hand** mimics the careful hand-lettered serif text on a series of British maps printed in the 1700s by Emanuel Bowen, Thomas Jefferys, and others—several of them representing Colonial America and Canada. The letterforms have long serifs, irregular lines, and an agreeably organic feel. Geographica Hand comes with a series of sketchy map ornaments—churches, windmills, boats, trees, and such. Best perhaps for display situations, but plenty legible in text blocks, as well. --- *OpenType features include true small caps, contextual and discretionary ligatures, lining and old-style figures, cartographic ornaments, and full Latin support—900 glyphs in all.*

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  9. Terra Ignota

    Terra Ignota

    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, given to me by my parents. 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 result of my labors has an italic slant and a deliberate feel, in keeping with its historical roots. Terra Ignota comes with true small caps, numerous ligatures, both lining and old-style figures, a few cartographic ornaments, and complete Central/Eastern European alphabets—more than 800 glyphs in all.

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  10. Captain Shipwreck Font

    Captain Shipwreck Font

    Captain Shipwreck is a uniquely distressed font designed by Jon Swinn. The font contains all uppercase, lowercase, numbers and many more extra glyphs. It looks great displayed in all uppercase, sentance case and all lowercase. The font design is influenced by beer labels, biker gang jackets, aswell as pirate and outlaw themes. It is designed to give a traditional bold and aged rugged look. The distressed look is designed to give a worn paint appearance. The font could be potentially used is a number of design themes including bars, pubs, pirate, navy, seafarer, alcohol products, western/cowboy, card game/gambling, biker gang, tattoos, emblems and crests, old military & hunting to name a few. You can check out more close up displays here https://www.behance.net/gallery/19453785/Captain-Shipwreck-Typeface please note I have changed the G glyph since I published the linked project Captain Regular which is the clean version of this font comes free with purchase of Captain Shipwreck. You can take a look at what it looks like here https://www.behance.net/gallery/19456591/Captain-Regular-Typeface

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  11. Saltpetre

    Saltpetre

    Inspired by late 18th century type specimens, Saltpetre is a grounded yet rustic typeface. His letters have been hand-inked with antique dip pens and playfully spaced for a charming, irregular look. In addition to a set of 26 upper case letters, the font includes a variety of period graphics, interlocking decorative borders, numerals, punctuation, currency figures and multi-lingual support. Saltpetre is extremely versatile and excels at display, as well as specialized uses such as cartography and historical reproduction. IMPORTANT EXTRA INFO: • Make sure to use Saltpetre in programs that support Opentype features. If your application includes a glyph panel, you'll be able to access all of the characters. If you're using Microsoft Office, here's how to turn on all the goodies: http://tinyurl.com/pd5wyyl • Need to purchase extended licensing? We're happy to help; simply email us at [email protected]

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  12. Pirates

    Pirates

    A collection of pirate drawings in font format. A great set of type dingbats in the genre of pirates, thieves, death and other vicious creatures of the high seas. Dingbats based on authentical and historical pirate’s flags and other devices in your universe.

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  13. Jacob Riley

    Jacob Riley

    Jacob Riley is based on antique 18th century printers’ specimens and has been hand-illustrated with calligraphy nibs dipped in walnut ink. A goodly fellow, Jacob delights in uses varied and sundry including personal correspondence, rustic decor and even amongst the pages of children’s books. IMPORTANT EXTRA INFO: • Make sure to use Jacob Riley in programs that support Opentype features. If your application includes a glyph panel, you'll be able to access all of the characters. If you're using Microsoft Office, here's how to turn on all the goodies: http://tinyurl.com/pd5wyyl • Need to purchase extended licensing? We're happy to help; simply email us at [email protected]

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  14. Pirate- Vintage Style Font

    Pirate- Vintage Style Font

    Unique retro or vintage style custom serif font with 6 styles: regular and grunge, inline and inline grunge, shadow and shadow grunge. - **TTF, OTF formats** - **Download some of our designs and templates for FREE: http://dealjumbo.com/freebies/** - **Freebies with extended license: http://deeezy.com/** For any help regarding this file, please feel free to contact me through my profile page!

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  15. Pirates

    Pirates

    **Pirates** is a display type, with style a retro, vintage, and classic , This font comes to give a classic feel for the designer to working on various projects. Although it also suitable for another purpose such as headline, insignia, badge, wedding invitation, greeting cards, etc. With a combination of highly vintage feels and the OpenType features put together on it, you can easily create an harmonic attractive message for your design. **Pirates** come with 265 glyphs. The alternative characters were divided into Several Open Type features such as Swash, Stylistic Sets, Stylistic Alternates, Contextual Alternates, and ligature. The Open Type features can be accessed by using Open Type savvy programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop Corel Draw X version, And Microsoft Word. And this has given **PUA Unicode Font** (specially coded fonts). so that all the alternate characters Easily can be accessed in full by a craftsman or designer --- **Features :** - Initial Alternates - Contextual Alternates - Standard ligatures - Stylistic Alternates - Stylistic sets - Basic Latin A-Z and a-z - Numbers - International Symbols Support --- **Files included:** - Pirates.otf - Pirates.ttf --- **How to Access Open Type Features?** In Adobe Illustrator or InDesign; simply open Window Type Glyphs, it will show the Glyphs panel. By default, it will show the entire glyphs contained in the font. If you block a glyph, you can find alternative characters to that glyph easily by changing 'Entire Font' to 'Alternates for Current Selection' in the Show section. For other programs that doesn't support Open Type features or Glyphs Panel such as Photoshop, you can use Character Map in Windows to access the alternate characters; simply follow this tutorial - https://youtu.be/BScPsiubM1k --- **Mail support :** If you have any question, please contact me Via e-mail "[email protected]" --- **Thank You for purchase!**

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