New Celtic Legacy Package

New Celtic Legacy Package

Our first two Celtic themed packages were so popular that we kept producing new Celtic themed fonts and inevitably they eventually became the nucleus of a new collection, the Celtic Legacy Collection. Like our other packages (Celtic Vision & Celtic Fantasy) it contains 8 original fonts and collected art from various sources, focusing on Celtic initials and decoration. The Celts …


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Irish Excursion Special: Big Celtic Fonts Discount

Irish Excursion Special: Big Celtic Fonts Discount

Dave Nalle, our noble founder, is in Ireland this week, traveling around, seeing the sights and even doing a little calligraphy research so he can write off the trip on his taxes.


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Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

A new local company is using our fonts in their advertising designs. Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry is having their grand opening in a couple of weeks and they are advertising it using our Mannerheim and Barataria fonts in their announcement. The official Grand Opening is July 21st from 6 to 9, though the store is open from 9 to 5 before …


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Eric Sloane Font Collection

Eric Sloane Font Collection

With the release of Almanac we have enough Eric Sloane fonts to make them worth offering as a package. We have a great representative sampling of Sloane’s calligraphic styles in the collection. Almanac, Guilford and Bridgeport represent his more controlled titling styles.  Guilford Crude and Queensland are typical of his more freehand captioning styles.  For more information on Sloane and …


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Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We seem to be having a week focused on Eric Sloane, so a featured font based on his characteristic lettering designs seems like a must, and conveniently we didn’t have a font yet based on his more formal italic script style, so we went to work and the result is the new Almanac font, based on …


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Eric Sloane on Weather

Eric Sloane on Weather

The magnificent skies we’ve had here in Austin for the last week remind me of the works of Eric Sloane, the legendary mid-century artist, author and calligrapher. One of the things he was most known for was his huge paintings of weather and skies, the most famous of which is “Earth Flight Environment” a huge mural in the Smithsonian’s Air …


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The World of Eric Sloane

The World of Eric Sloane

This is an update of an article we originally published in 2005. Additional links have been added, especially at the end of the article. My grandfather made tools. So did my great-grandfather and his father and all his fathers before him back to a distant ancestral blacksmith working under a tree in medieval Scotland. This and my training as a …


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Silent Film Font Collection

Silent Film Font Collection

In our article on the fonts in the recent silent film The Artist we identified a number of our fonts which were similar in style to the period fonts in the film and historic films of that era. It seemed logical that we collect these fonts from the 1920s into a coherent package, especially since few of them are included …


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Two New Initials Fonts by Delamotte

Two New Initials Fonts by Delamotte

Freeman Delamotte (not to be confused with the late 19th century footballer of the same name) was a design historian of the mid-19th century who was second only to his contemporary Owen Jones in his ability to recreate historical lettering and to create new lettering in traditional historical styles. We recently acquired a significant library of Delamotte’s works, including bound …


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Display Fonts Collection

Display Fonts Collection

Starting in the 19th century with the explosion of popular entertainment and popular-oriented art forms, one of new form of art was the design of posters and advertisements intended to catch the imagination and generate special interest in the audience. From the advertising found in magazines and decorative fronticepieces in books to the poster art movement in France, a consciousness …


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Happy Birthday to CFA Voysey

Last week was the 159th anniversary of Arts and Crafts pioneer CFA Voysey. Voysey was an architect who worked on the principle of form following function and the idea that designers should engage in the entire process of decorating and furnishing a home, popularized contemporaneously by designers like William Morris and later by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some time ago we …


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Calligraphy Fonts Collection

Calligraphy Fonts Collection

When scribes first put pen to page they began the long struggle to control the written form of language and balance the demands of form and function. From humble beginnings adapting inscriptive lettering to other media, the stylistic and functional demands on written language have grown and changed and over the centuries writing has become an art form as well …


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