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Martie Pro Font

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Martie ProPublisher: Canada Type
Martie Pro is a hand drawn font household. This typeface has two styles and was published by Canada Type.

From the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, by method of Toronto, comes Martie's handwriting. Martie Byrd is a school teacher in Roanoke, Virginia, and a pal of Canada Type's Rebecca Alaccari. After years of admiring the cheer and clearness of Martie's handwriting, we asked her to compose out full alphabets for some cool font treatment. The intent was to do 3 various variations of her writing in two various pens, then use the auto-magic of OpenType to determine letter series and rotate character sets on the fly when the typefaces are in usage. A successful venture it was.

Unlike other available felt suggestion and ballpoint handwriting fonts, the routine and strong variations are style-based, not weight-based. They are the handwritten expressions of 2 different Sharpie pens: The fine point one (Martie Bold), and the ultrafine one (Martie Routine). The style-based variation considerably assists the realism needed in style pieces that take advantage of the contrast of 2 different handwriting typefaces. Weight thickening in handwriting is an apparent mechanical effect that only takes place with computers. Weight changing by changing pens is what happens in the genuine world.

Martie Pro and Martie Pro Bold each consist of 3 various character sets in a single font. Language support consists of Western, Central and Eastern European languages for all three sets. This equates into each Pro font containing over 750 characters. Add OpenType code and stir, and you have real handwriting typefaces with flexibility unavailable out there in anything else of the genre.

A software program that supports OpenType functions is required to utilize the randomization coded in Martie Pro and Martie Pro Strong. Existing variations of QuarkXpress and Adobe applications (Photoshop, Illlustrator, InDesign) do contain support for the randomization feature. However if you do not have among these apps, you can still utilize the interchangeable Type 1 or True Type typefaces and alter the characters by hand to accomplish the appearance of true handwriting.

The Martie typefaces are available in a variety of price plans, from the budget-friendly single font styles to value-laden complete sets. All the earnings from these typefaces received by Canada Type will be contributed 50/50 to 2 primary schools: One in Roanoke (where Martie teaches), and one in Toronto (where the 10-year old, real Canada Type boss goes).

So next time a design project requires a handwriting font style, do the write thing and use Martie to keep it real.

Font Family:
· Martie Pro Regular
· Martie Pro Bold

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