Oriental Fonts Collection

Oriental Fonts Collection

Over the years we’ve designed fonts on just about every theme, and one which we’ve come back to now and again is fonts which capture the spirit of the Far East. The orient offers rich source materials with cultures where calligraphy was valued as an art, not just a means of communication. . We’ve developed enough of these fonts now …


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McMurtrie Historic Borders

McMurtrie Historic Borders

If you liked our Elizabethan Fonts you need some historic borders to go with them and we have just the thing. In the 1920s Douglas C. McMurtrie published a great collection of historic woodcut borders dating from the 15th century to the 19th century. It includes elaborate decorative pieces in a number of styles and includes great examples by William …


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Elizabethan Script Font Set

Elizabethan Script Font Set

BUY NOW TRY DEMO A major design project has finally come to fruition, a special collection of compatible fonts which form a comprehensive survey of variants of Elizabethan era cursive script lettering. This set consists of four fonts which include at least four variant forms of every upper and lower case character, all stylistically compatible so you can mix and …


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Old French Nursery Songs Illustrated by Anne Anderson

Our latest mini-package is a collection of illustrations by early 20th century illustrator Anne Anderson. We had an opportunity to acquire a number of her illustrated books for children from an estate sale and the first we’ve processed is “Old French Nursery Songs” which we are making available as an introduction to her art. She is a less well-known illustrator, …


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Saxon Initials: New Font

Saxon Initials: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Well here’s a cool new font. But though the font is new it is based on something very old. Saxon Initials is based on early medieval manuscript lettering recreated by F. G. Delamotte in the mid-19th century. It’s just the basic character set, but it was very challenging to digitize because of the many fine lines …


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Ekberg Modern Font

Ekberg is a stylish modern font with curved character forms, for which it was named after Anita Ekberg, the well-rounded actress in Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita. Anita Ekberg passed away last year, but she is immortalized in the font which bears her name. It is based on lettering samples by Samuel Welo from poster designs of the 1920s.  It …


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Letterpress Font Collection

Letterpress Font Collection

Click any font to see more. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing, using letters carved into wooden blocks or cut from a rubbery material and attached to the blocks and then printed as a whole page composed of multiple elements. Today it is used primarily for poster printing by presses like Hatch Show Prints …


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Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Humanistic script fonts are always popular, especially for invitations, menus and addressing envelopes. We have several other examples in our collection, including Abdiel and Hanes Italic, both of which can also be found in our Script Fonts Package, but for a recent project a client wanted something similar but different, so we went to our resources …


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Courtrai Medieval Font

Courtrai is one of our early fonts, released back in 1996, and more than due for an update. It is based on samples of medieval calligraphy from France in teh late 13th century in a distinctive and unusual style. It is named after a town on the Flemish border where famous as the location of the Battle of the Golden …


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The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament is an extraordinary compendium of design resources created by Victorian designer and illustrator Owen Jones as a visual history of art and design from various cultures from ancient times to the early modern era. With over 100 pages and thousands of images it is an unequaled resource for any graphic designer. It’s also a great introduction …


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Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

We’ve been working for a while on putting together a package based on The Three Sirens a classic illustrated poem written, lettered and illuminated by legendary arts and crafts master Walter Crane. Not only did Crane hand letter and illustrate every page of his poem but he also printed and bound it in a very limited edition himself. This is …


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An April Fools Mess

We had a lovely plan for April Fools Day. We were going to make the whole site hard to read by putting it in our new (forthcoming) Walter Crane Handscript font as a promotion for our forthcoming package based on “The Three Sirens” but cruel fate mocked us and made us the butt of her April Fools joke. As we …


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