What is the Apple Pie font?
You might call this a Bodoni Ornate font that Bodoni never made, close examination of this old 1800s font and it’s plain to see that the top half of the letters is very Bodoni in appearance.
Apple Pie is a revival of and old font from the William Hagar Type Foundry, which I’ve been able to date back to 1850.
The William Hagar type specimen book from the 1850s only shows this font as a caps only typeface plus numbers, later in 1869 MacKellar Smiths and Jordan offered this font with a lowercase. More…
Over a two year period I was able to collect enough letters to begin production of this old decorative font, the type specimen books only showed a small line of text for this font so I would search through old documents on eBay and also shows relating to Ephemera.
I could have easily developed a new font based on a very small sample of letters but I wanted to wait and find as many letters as possible, I was unable to find the Q, X, Z and ten lowercase letters so those missing letters are of my own design.
New to this font is the addition of an all Caps Greek character set, accented letters for Eastern Central and Western European countries is also within this font.
Fill fonts are available for the Apple Pie font, you will need an application that works in layers such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Corel Graphics in order to use the Fill fonts.
Some Fill fonts may be used as stand alone fonts but the versions for Apple Pie look best when layered behind the parent or main Apple Pie fonts.
Be sure to check out the left and right hands located on the Less Than and Greater Than keys.
Apple Pie Font families
The Apple Pie font includes the following font families:
- Apple Pie
- Apple Pie Dark
- Apple Pie Light
- Apple Pie Fill
- Apple Pie Half Fill
Apple Pie Preview
Here is a preview of how Apple Pie will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.