San Lorenzo Font

San Lorenzo Font

This week we’re featuring an overlooked classic, our San Lorenzo font. It’s an original hand-drawn font with a rustic decorative look which is reminiscent of the ironwork on Mission Style furniture or decorative lettering characteristic of colonial period Mexico. It is based on suggestions from budding design critic (and teenaged daughter of the designer) Caroline Nalle. It was also influenced by …


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Winter Single Font Sale

Winter Single Font Sale

It almost snowed here in Austin, and with the pandemic everyone is trapped working indoors, so they need new fonts – at a discount! So that’s what we have here, an unprecedented sale with up to 60% off on single fonts of your choice out of hundreds in our collection, new or old. No fonts are excepted. They’re all on …


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St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas is based on the title lettering from the early 20th century childrens magazine St. Nicholas, published by the Warne company, which is perhaps best known for publishing the works of Beatrix Potter. The magazine featured several different title styles over the years, but this particular design stood out so we designed a complete font based on it. It’s …


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Thanksgiving Week Special – 40% Off Everything!

Thanksgiving Week Special – 40% Off Everything!

In the era of COVID-19 things are just a little desperate everywhere, so we thought we should give everyone a break and offer a really good, universal discount. In recognition of Thanksgiving/BlackFriday/CyberMonday/SmallBusinessSaturday and in particular of everyone being stuck at home with nothing to do but shop online, we’re offering a sale for the for a whole week, starting on …


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Holiday Fonts and Art

Holiday Fonts and Art

hatever holiday you celebrate, it’s probably a time of cards and presents and decorations and parties — that means you’re going to need great fonts and art to add elegance and unique flare to your seasonal projects. The Scriptorium Holiday Fonts and Art  collection has the resources you need, including free samples and shareware demos, as well as a selection …


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Renaissance Fonts and Art Collection

Renaissance Fonts and Art Collection

  Click any font to see a larger sample. The Renaissance saw the movement of literature into vernacular languages, the beginnings of printing and mass book production and the popularization of fiction and writing of all sorts aimed at a wider, commercial audience. In accord with the humanist philosophy of the Renaissance there was a demand for more practical, accessible …


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Geometricks Font

Geometricks Font

BUY NOW     This font is a special treat. It’s based on hand lettered titles from a book of math puzzles from the 1930s, and has a really unusual modernist art deco look. The logic of the source lettering was easy to follow and we were able to develop it into a full character set with great numbers and …


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Classic Font: Goodfellow

Classic Font: Goodfellow

Goodfellow was first released in the spring of 1993. It was based on Art Nouveau period metal type designed for titles and logos. It became a surprise hit when Tim Burton used it as the title font for his hit animated film A Nightmare Before Christmas later that year. The downside was that we had released a demo version at …


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MapMaker Collection

MapMaker Collection

Making functional and attractive maps is a very specialized skill, prized by game designers, roleplayers and artists. To make exceptional maps, you need to have the right tools. Our MapMaker font and art package provide the fonts, textures and emblems which make drawing floorplans and developing stylish world and regional maps a breeze. Our map resources are based on the …


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Cursed – A Hammer Horror Film Font

Cursed – A Hammer Horror Film Font

BUY NOW   We have been working for a while on fonts based on title and poster lettering from Hammer Films stylish, classic horror movies from the 1960s and 1970s. Previous fonts in this series include Veronique (Dracula Has Risen from the Grave), Evil of Frankenstein (for the film poster for the movie) and a version of the font from …


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Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

For years here a the Scriptorium we’ve been developing fonts and collecting unique art which is perfect for Halloween and putting it together into packages which we promote through our Boneyard Fonts site. After 9 years we’ve put together a gruesomely provocative collection of fonts and art, adding new items every year around Halloween. We’re now up to almost 40 fonts, plus art from great masters of the macabre like J. G. Posada, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke. You’ll find everything you need for any Halloween or other horrific design project.


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Tangle Font

Tangle Font

BUY NOW Tangle is a fun font drawn by hand to have the look of twining vines, reminiscent of a grape arbor in the winter. The inspiration is from my front gate which is twined with an endless tangle of mustang grape vines. It was designed on a whim, but turned out pretty well. It has a full upper and …


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Trollhjem – A New Font

Trollhjem – A New Font

BUY NOW       I recently acquired some copies of the Swedish Art Nouveau style magazine Bland Tomtar och Troll, with great illustrations by artists like Gustav Tenngren and John Bauer.  It also features some interesting lettering which I used as the basis for designing the new Trollhjem font. Bland Tomtar och Troll is a rather rare magazine, but …


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Silent Film Font Collection

Silent Film Font Collection

In our article on the fonts in the modern 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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Medieval Fonts and Art

Medieval Fonts and Art

Click any font to see a larger sample.             he Middle Ages saw calligraphy and book decoration emerge as significant art forms. The demands of church and government administration as well as the birth of popular literature created a huge demand for written documents. Decorative manuscripts began to become popular with a wider audience, courts …


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Graffiti Tag Fonts Collection

Graffiti Tag Fonts Collection

The cutting edge of contemporary calligraphy is on the back alleys, traincars and abandoned buildings of the cities of the world in the form of graffiti. Graffiti has evolved beyond crude drawings and “Kilroy is here” to become a serious art form, both as images and as lettering.  There are numerous distinctive calligraphic styles, elaborative decorative letterijng and often associated …


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