Fiery Fonts anointed, by faith, for believersWelcome to the Hackberry Font Foundry. Most of the fonts are sold at several of the major font suppliers: MyFonts.comFontSpring, YouWorkForThem, & Monotype:, and The vast majority of my fonts are designed to work within books to make book production more efficient, especially for believers.

These are fonts designed by a believer to work better for believers. There are dingbats added which add ways to remind people of reality — that Jesus is Lord and He’s coming  back soon. Most of my sales are on the major sites, and there’re links below for that.

Hackberry Font Foundry
has warm, comfortable fonts

That has been my focus since I began designing fonts in the early to mid-nineties. I was frustrated because there were no fonts which had what I considered necessary as a professional typographer. I needed them for my first book, Printing in a Digital World. Those fonts were really crude, but they met my needs.

Then, to my surprise I got an early chance to sell them online, and they sold fairly well. But I was focused on selling to the general market. I say that, even though I was doing some fairly radical stuff.

I was still not really blending my career with my life. That didn’t happen until I retired in 2009. I remember what a relief it was [and still is] that I no longer had to hide my faith. I was still dumb enough to believe that the separation of church and state was what my employer told me it was. It’s been fun coming out of the closet and simply stating that I’m a born again, spirit-filled believer.

Fiery Fonts are designed for us

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. For twenty-five years I worked to design new fonts that would work better and be more beautiful for book, magazine, and booklet design.

My fonts are for sale on Bitstream:, FontSpring, YouWorkForThem, & Monotype: and

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 in our ePUBs, yet.

As a result, Hackberry Font Foundry also offers 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.


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