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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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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Fall Single Font Sale

Fall Single Font Sale

As the cool breezes of Fall begin to waft through the trees and even here in Texas we can smell a change in the air with the sudden deluge of elm leaves – prices fall with the leaves – what could be a better deal than a sale on single fonts to start the new season? So that’s what we …


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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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Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW   Lenore is based on samples of lettering from an American history textbook from the early 1900s.  Admittedly that’s a bizarre place to find Art Nouveau lettering but it shows the interesting dissemination of artistic movements. It makes an interesting display or title font and has a complete character set with variant characters on many of the lowercase …


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Louis Rhead Borders Mini-Package

Louis Rhead Borders Mini-Package

This is a special collection of borders (and three illustrations) drawn by Louis Rhead for William Morris’ translation of The History of Oversea. These are striking borders in Rhead’s unique art nouveau style, well suited to various adaptations. The collection contains 13 borders and 3 illustrations, the complete decorations from this short classic. You can see a selection of the …


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Louis Rhead Floral Borders

Louis Rhead Floral Borders

At the start of the previous century the Louis Rhead and his brothers (George and Frederick) were leading figures in the American Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movement, particularly Louis. He was heavily influenced by William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites and is best known for his unique book design in large folio works like his Pilgrim’s Progress and Idylls …


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Featured Font: Andrano

Featured Font: Andrano

Once again I have fallen under the influence of my fashion conscious teenage daughter, who tells me that I absolutely must produce more “shabby chic” fonts like the trendy scrapbookers and hip fashion label designers use. On showing her examples this turns out to mean more circus style fonts with wide ascenders and decoration. We did this dance once before …


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Covid-19: A Viral Font

Covid-19: A Viral Font

BUY NOW             Covid-19 is the font of the hour.  Any really trendy disease needs a stylish font to embody its essence and help it build a following.  Who could forget the classic gothic branding of the Black Death font or the unique skeletal style of the Rickets font? Like those classics we feel confident …


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Fonts for eBooks

Fonts for eBooks

  More and more literature – newspapers to magazines to novels and even comic books – is being consumed primarily in digital format.  People are using iPads and Kindles and even smartphones to read what they used to read on paper.  There have even been studies that suggest that people are actually reading more than they used to because of …


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