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THE BRAINCHILD OF HAYMARKET CREATIVE DIRECTOR PAUL HARPIN

 

CAN BUYING A TYPEFACE HELP SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE? – YES IT CAN! Laura Display Q

BUYFONTSSAVELIVES will sell typefaces to raise money to support Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. All proceeds go to the charities. The fund-raising project was inspired by Harpin’s niece Laura, who sadly died aged just 26. Paul created a new typeface family to sell in her memory. Other type designers and experts are kindly joining in to help raise funds.

Typespec’s Joe Graham, whose elder brother Carl died of a brain tumour aged 34, is facilitating the distribution of the BFSL campaign fonts which include the following initial releases:

LAURA
A new typeface family in four styles – Plain, Shaded, Ribbon, Stencil – twelve weights plus italics in each style. Designed by PAUL HARPIN assisted by PAUL HICKSON. “This is my first ever typeface,” says Harpin, “and I now know how hard type designers work”.

Download a Laura specimen and buy the fonts here.

Laura fonts by Paul Harpin

 

 

HESELTINE
Kindly donated by LORD HESELTINE. Two styles – Text and Titling. Originally produced as a gift from Haymarket Media Group to Lord Heseltine for his 75th birthday. Designed by PAUL HICKSON and his wife PATRICIA. For Hezza’s 80th we added italics, for Latin plant names.

Download a PDF specimen and buy the fonts here.

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MFRED
Donated and designed by MATT WILLEY (assisted by HENRIK KUBEL at A2 -TYPE) in honour of his father Nick. This much sought after headline font was originally drawn for ELEPHANT magazine, then used in Matt’s PORT magazine and has featured in the US edition of WIRED.

Download a PDF specimen and buy the font here.

MFRED font

 

ORGANON
Kindly donated by G-Type guru Nick Cooke, this special pack includes the Regular & Bold weights of both Organon Sans & Serif which have been designed specifically to complement one another. Feature rich OpenType fonts with Small Caps and extended European character sets, buy now at a ridiculously low price.

Download a PDF specimen and buy the fonts here.

G-Type Organon fonts

 

Please help to spread the word about this campaign or kindly buy one of the fonts. Get in touch if you’d like to donate a typeface.

As mentioned above, all proceeds from the sale of these fonts are going directly to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Stay tuned for more great designers and fonts coming on board very soon!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO HELP BEAT THIS DREADFUL DISEASE:
Contact Paul Harpin, Joe Graham or visit buyfontssavelives.com

Cancer Research & Macmillan