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Bonsai

Font Family by Three Islands Press

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Years ago, I developed an interest in the Japanese art of dwarfed potted trees, bonsai. I bought some books on the subject from Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In one -- Handbook on Bonsai: Special Techniques (seventh printing, February 1976) -- the type was bad. Old worn lead type, I suspect, spread wide in the tops of characters and disappearing on the bottoms.

Two decades later, I came across my Brooklyn Botanic Garden collection and was struck again by this interesting type. Inspired, I made a typeface. Didn't take me long to decide on a name for it, either: a name with a double-meaning, based both on its look and its inspiration.

Bonsai, the typeface, has two styles, a roman and a true italic.

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Bonsai Italic  |  View All 869 Glyphs

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Bonsai

Font Family by Three Islands Press

2 Font Styles from $49

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