Mr. P's Bookplate Font Collection

A font to match your personal style!

Explore Mr. P's complimentary digital calligraphy service and choose one of our highly curated fonts to personalize your bookplates. Please note that this service is only available at time of purchase. Once the bookplates are shipped, they can no longer be inscribed.


Spencerian Script

'Spencerian Script' is a time-tested classic developed in 1848 by American educator and handwriting teacher Platt Rogers Spencer. Spencer believed that America needed a style of penmanship that could be written quickly, legibly and elegantly for both business correspondence and personal letter-writing. In 1848, Spencer, along with Victor M. Rice, published Spencer and Rice's System of Business and Ladies' Penmanship.

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The Punctilious Mr. P's Lover's Eye Bookplate, showing the spencerian script font
The Punctilious Mr. P's "Bees" Bookplate, showing the Finch font

Finch Font

'Finch' is a Modern typeface with high contrast forms that lend an elegant beauty & luxury to your card. Its extended letterforms provide strength and power.

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'Hudson' is based on the logotype of a literary magazine from the late 1920s. It’s an art deco take on the classic Roman letterforms, kind of an art deco/Trajan, but with lowercase. With its fine features, it is best used large.

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The Punctilious Mr. P's 'pressed Poppies' marian mcevoy Bookplate, showing the Hudson font

The Punctilious Mr. P's "chromatic cuckoo" Bookplate, showing Mr. P's House font

Mr. P's House Font

Mr. P's House Font- Regular' is used in all of our internal materials. It is inspired by an old document from the 1680s, and is packed with nostalgic personality.

This font gives a nod to Old World charm, and is perfect for single letter, double letters with a period in between, and triple letter designs. This font is available in both uppercase and lowercase letters.

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Old Kinderhook Script

'Old Kinderhook' is a historic script inspired by President Martin Van Buren, our Nation's 8th President, and resident of the nearby town of Kinderhook, NY. He earned the nicknames "Little Magician" and the "Red Fox" for his cunning politics. When he was President, Van Buren used a code, 'O.K' to denote a person who was on the 'inside' and could be trusted. It meant that they were either from 'Old Kinderhook,' or had connections there. The expression 'O.K.' is used all around the world to this day.

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The Punctilious Mr. P's "Blue Butterflies" Bookplate, showing the Old Kinderhook script font

The Punctilious Mr. P's "signs of spring' Bookplate, showing the Bourbon font

Bourbon Font

'Bourbon' is a condensed display typeface inspired by whiskey bottles and old packaging. This font works well with our shield collection (see below) to distinguish your bar set-up, but can also be anything like "LEMONADE," "PISTACHIOS," or "GLUTEN FREE or a Wi-Fi passcode!"

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