Buccaneer was one of our early font designs, originating way back in 1994 as part of the development of our Howard Pyle Fonts and Art collection. Buccaneer is based on the lettering which Pyle did for the frontispieces of his Book of Pirates and Book of the American Spirit. The lettering style was clearly designed to create the look of early wood type and our font preserves that effect very successfully.
Buccaneer has been quite successful since it was released, appearing in games, on book covers and most notably in titles for several movies by director Tim Burton, including The Corpse Bride. It has gone through several revisions since it was first released and now includes an extensive foreign language character set as well as a selection of alternate versions of the standard characters. It’s an excellent font when you want the look of antique and crudely printed type.