Welcome to the Hackberry Font Foundry. Most of the fonts are sold at several of the major font suppliers: MyFonts.com, FontSpring, YouWorkForThem, & Monotype: fonts.com, and linotype.com. So, it makes sense to make the foundry a subset of my professional typography site: The Skilled Workman. The vast majority of my fonts are designed to work within books to make book production more efficient
Some font packages currently for sale on this site
Briskly: a handwritten script—released 9-2016
Bookish: A 4-font relaxed slab serif family—released 11-2016
Hackberry Font Foundry has warm, comfortable fonts
My focus is the easy production of Beautiful Typography. Unlike the current fashion for typographic beauty which is centered on impressing the reader—as opposed to improving the reading experience.
Producing readable OpenType Fonts that are designed to be inviting to your readers.
The font designs are a direct response to my career focus: typography, page layout, font usage, and readability. I continuously work to design new fonts that will work better and be more beautiful for book, magazine, and booklet design.
Here’s a link to the new release of the Librum Book Design Group on January 15, 2016. This is a collection of fifteen new fonts expressly designed to be used as a book design suite. They come with desktop, Web, and ebook licenses included [from this site and Gumroad, exclusively].
Our fonts are for sale on Bitstream: MyFonts.com, FontSpring, YouWorkForThem, & Monotype: fonts.com and linotype.com
We also have font packages for sale from this site only at Gumroad, which include desktop, Web, and ePUB licensing .
Our fonts are unique in offering only proportional numbers in three sets. This means, there are proportional lining (caps) figures, proportional oldstyle (lowercase) figures, and small cap figures in all our OpenType Pro fonts. Because, they are designed specifically for page layout in books, magazines, and newsletters. In addition, we offer an increasing set of discretionary ligatures, swashes, and alternative forms. This can make your printed copy more elegant and good looking. However, OpenType features are not available on the Web our in ePUBs, yet.
As a result, Hackberry Font Foundry also offer several ASCII fonts (the basic 256-characters), In this way, we can include special built-in characters to use as bullets, and ornament. But always, we try to design weights that we actually need in our designs. However, that varies widely with the different type families, because it is dependent on the style.
If you need an ebook license or have any special font needs, let us know and we will be happy to help. Click here to ask.
This site is the only place that Web font and ePUB licenses are included free. Although, you will need to make a retail font purchase. So, if you see something you want on the other sites with the ePUB licensing, just ask. You’ll have to buy it here or on Gumroad to get it, though.
Here are the font design posts:
The Boxy FontSpring introductory offer is really cheap. As my new font family, Boxy, rolls out there is a wonderful intro offer on Fontspring. It currently available at MyFonts, FontSpring, Creative market, and here on this site. As many of … Continue reading →
For the holidays, I set up a 64% Off sale for one of my powerful book design font groups on MyFonts. This includes the font families of Librum, Librum E, Librum Sans, Bookish, Bream, and Bulkr. So, instead of the normal $25 a … Continue reading →
Creative Pro has a good article today about titling fonts. Book design needs titling fonts to make your chapter heads, section titles, and such much better looking, easier to read, and provide a more comfortable reading experience. In general, titling fonts … Continue reading →
Today I’m pleased to announce that Hackberry Font Foundry has released Biblia, Biblia Serif, new book production fonts for my friends. This is specifically designed for my cohorts, writers and publishers of Christian fiction and non-fiction. That’s why they are named … Continue reading →
I’ve put this off for years, but it just seemed time. Briskly: new font release is a font made from one sample of my handwriting. An ASCII font (256-character), it will work well for desktop, Web, and ePUB. The only place you will … Continue reading →
As a font designer, Monotype is the biggest and best. They have all the top sites: fonts.com, myfonts.com, itc.com, and several more. They are the sites used by the pros, primarily. At the least, the pros sell their fonts there also. … Continue reading →
One of my Christmas presents to you this year is my video course for Practical Font Design using FontLab 5 on Udemy. It’s normally a $99 course. But: Until New Year’s Eve: Only $19.00 USD It would make an excellent gift … Continue reading →
I’ll be sharing tips and techniques on letterspacing. This important task is relatively easy in FontLab and I’ll show you how. Here’s FontLab’s invite: Advanced Font Creation Tips, Made Accessible David Bergsland’s first webinar on troubleshooting font creation got a standing … Continue reading →
I’ve finally gotten my practical font design video course up online and available for you. This is just practical stuff without any fancy theory or stuffy rules. This is just basic procedures to make a font with minimal effort. I let you … Continue reading →
Make your book professional with the Contenu/Buddy production group Self Publisher Book Typography & 16 Fonts Only $49.99 or 12 Radiqx house fonts for book design Only $29.99 For self publishers the conversion from Word to InDesign is a huge … Continue reading →