Buying Options

 Desktop Font

Vena Amoris | Starting at $49

Opentype (.otf) format for Desktop


Vena Amoris | Starting at $49

Includes webfont formats: .woff2, woff, .eot, plus .css

 Desktop+Web Combo

Vena Amoris | Starting at $79

This specially priced package includes both desktop & webfonts

Designer Bio

PDF Specimen PDF Specimen

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Font Formats
Desktop Font: OpenType (.otf)
Webfonts: (.woff2, .woff, .eot & .css)

OpenType Features
LatinExtended Latin
Case-Sensitive FormsCase-Sensitive Forms
Discretionary LigaturesDiscretionary Ligatures
Historical FormsContextual Alternates
Localized FormsLocalized Forms
Oldstyle FiguresOldstyle Figures
Roman NumeralsRoman Numerals
Stylistic AlternatesStylistic Alternates
Swash VariantsSwash Variants

Vena Amoris

A letter written by her great-great-grandfather in response to a request to marry his daughter is what inspired nationally recognized calligrapher and letterpress printer Kathryn Podorsky to create a typeface dedicated to love and matrimony in honor of her bloodline. The letter was not only beautiful contextually, but exquisitely penned and epitomized the delightful charm of the New Orleans people of that period.

Vena Amoris, or “Vein of Love” refers to a phrase coined by Henry Swinburne in his A Treatise of Espousal published in 1686. Vena Amoris also refers to the fourth finger on the left hand which was traditionally believed to contain a vein running directly to the heart — hence “the ring finger.”

As a digital font, Vena Amoris boasts an extensive Latin-based character set supporting 51 languages with stylistic and contextual alternates, ligatures, swash variants, positional forms, lining and oldstyle figures, embellished words with graceful flourishes, and ‘smart’ roman numerals cleverly programmed to convert regular numbers to the roman numeral system automatically. That’s right: no need to search the web for what the year is in roman numerals. All these features allow you to effortlessly add harmony and calligraphic beauty to your layout.

Use Vena Amoris for elegant wedding invitations and wine labels, fine chocolate and food packaging, perfume, jewelry, luxury linens, or anywhere a touch of elegance and refinement is needed.

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