Welcome to the Fonts page! The fonts shown here are all original creations of Daniel Reeve.
At long last, Daniel's fonts are available from MyFonts, where they can now be purchased and downloaded instantly. MyFonts is the world's largest collection of fonts for sale, and really is the right place for these fonts to be.
The fonts will continue to be displayed here, too. When you click on the links associated with each font below, your browser will be directed to the appropriate page in MyFonts, where you can purchase fonts instantly, using any of the normal online payment methods.
** Please note: For the Commercially licensed edition of the Kereru fonts,
please scroll down to the Buy Now buttons below **
Nominally a half-uncial style, clever arrangements of the stylistic sets allow Kereru to be set as full uncial or standard roman, as well as offering numerous alternates, ligatures, swashes and flourishes, ornaments, unlimited fractions, scientific inferiors and numeric superscript, all accessible via OpenType features. Cyrillic and Greek alphabets are included, in addition to the letters required for all the languages of Western, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltic.
Kereru is very legible and easy on the eye, without sacrificing calligraphic flair. A pdf description of the Stylistic Sets and their usage is included with the font package, which comprises regular, bold and italic variations. Kereru Italic supercedes and improves upon its previous incarnation, Shire Regular.
All four fonts - Kereru Regular, Kereru Bold, Kereru Italic and Kereru Bold Italic come together in one package for $24 USD.
The name Kereru comes from the Maori language of New Zealand - it is our native wood pigeon, a bird of generous and rounded form, like the font itself.
Kahu - a hand-written italic font.
A firm calligraphic hand in chancery style, this font was created with a steel nib. Kahu makes excellent body text, very clear and easily read.
The four styles Regular, Italic, Bold, and Bold Italic are included, as well as several flourishes.
Kahu font (PC or Mac): Awaiting re-release on MyFonts
Kohatu - half-uncial lettering with precise geometry.
Developed from traditional half-uncial styles, this font is suitable for strong titles and short pieces of text.
Kohatu font (PC or Mac): Currently unavailable
Shire font - Regular
The Shire font, as written by Frodo Baggins.
Here is the Shire font the way it should be written, in its smooth, flowing form, straight from the calligraphy pen. The font is very clear and legible at all sizes.
Several flourishes are included in the font. Vowels carrying the non-standard accent marks are included as alternates to the standard, unaccented vowels.
Shire Regular: This is now re-released as the italic form of Kereru, shown above, where it has been improved, expanded, and is one of four styles that come with the package (regular, bold, italic, and bold italic).
Shire font - Spidery version
The Shire font, as written by Bilbo Baggins.
This, of course, is written in a 'spidery', wandering style, uneven and quirky, but very distinctive. Legibility is very good.
Vowels carrying the non-standard accent marks are included as alternates to the standard, unaccented vowels.