Charles Robinson – Illustrations for Perrault

Charles Robinson – Illustrations for Perrault

We’re always acquiring classic books illustrated by great artists. One who we’ve recently started adding to our collection is early 20th century illustrator Charles Robinson. Robinson was the brother of illustrator and cartoonist W. H. Robinson and his father and another brother were also illustrators. Robinson is best known for his fairytale illustrations and his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. …


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Scattershot: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO In the 1960s posters with inspirational quotes on them were all the rage, usually featuring garish color combinations and rough hand lettering. This is the stylistic inspiration for our new Scattershot font. Scattershot is based on samples of period hand lettering in a similar style taken from an advertising design guidebook. It looks great on posters …


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Gadriel: First New Font of 2017

Gadriel: First New Font of 2017

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Gadriel has the honor of being our first font of 2017 and like a number of our recent fonts it was developed to expand our repertoire of script fonts to attempt to satisfy the very particular demands of a picky daughter who is getting married and wants something special for her wedding invitations. Apparently Gadriel did …


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Knuckleduster: The Last Official Font of 2016

Knuckleduster: The Last Official Font of 2016

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Knuckleduster is a rough, bold and highly stylized font. It’s great for titles and display uses where you want to create extra impact and a strong impression. Perfect for punk rock posters. The quote in the image is from the poet Charles Bukowki. You can try out the free limited feature version of Knuckleduster with our …


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Tzaphkiel: New Font

Tzaphkiel: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Tzaphkiel is an italic style font with bold capitals and unusually large lower case characters. It is very readable for use in titles and captions and is very readable for creating quote memes. You can try out the free limited feature version of Tzaphkiel with our DEMO, and the full version of Tzaphkiel is available for …


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Dormart – A New Font

Dormart – A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Dormart is based on a 19th century fantasy alphabet with a Celtic basis an unusual character forms. It departs from a true Celtic uncial character set in that it has both upper and lower case characters. It is unusual but attractive and useful for titles or captions. It is named after the lead hound of the …


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Barcino Champagne Belle Epoque Label

Barcino Champagne Belle Epoque Label

While shopping for the holidays I made a lovely discovery. While shopping at COSTCO I found a bottle of champagne (technically sparkling wine) from a Spanish company called Barcino which features a number of our fonts. It’s a lovely label, based on Art Nouveau style, for a vintage appropriately called “Belle Epoque.” What’s most striking about the design is that …


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Primrose Initials – New Font

Primrose Initials – New Font

< BUY NOW TRY DEMO Promrose Initials is based on a fully developed artist’s sample of decorative book initials from the late 19th century. Complete alphabets of decorative initials from any period are quite rare because certain letters are almost never actually used in published text. The initials consist of Medieval Gothic style letters superimposed on detailed woodcuts of primroses …


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Ver Sacrum Colographs Font

Ver Sacrum Colographs Font

BUY NOW This is the time of the year when we bring out the neat little fonts we designed during the course of the year and didn’t get around to releasing. The first of these is the Ver Sacrum Colograph font, based on the Colograph images used at the end of sections in the legendary Secsssionist movement Art Deco magazine …


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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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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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Design You Own Holiday Cards with Pedro Lemos

Pedro Lemos was the editor of School Arts Magazine and a major figure in the California Arts and Crafts Crafts movement. He was also taught at Stanford University director of their Art Museum. He focused a lot of his effort on reviving hand crafting in various arts which had been taken over by mass production. His works on designing with …


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