Arthur Rackham’s <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens</i>

Arthur Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

In 1906 legendary illustrator Arthur Rackham was commissioned to illustrate J. M. Barrie’s prequel to his play Peter Pan. The standard edition features 10 original illustrations, but there was also a very limited edition with 40 additional illustrations which is now extremely rare. Remarkably the tipped in plates are included as an appendix to the regular book consisting of nothing …


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Furbelow Font

Furbelow Font

What on earth is a ‘furbelow’? You may have heard the word in the phrase “ribbons and furbelows” and known from inference that it was something having to do with womens clothing. It’s actually decorative ribbon or ruffling applied to a piece of clothing, or in more general usage it’s defined as “something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy …


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Art Fonts

Art Fonts

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments or artistic marginalia used to fill space on a page and break up large blocks of type. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like letter type.


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Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Now this is something special. We’ve designed a font based on a sample of title lettering based on the American Art Deco magazine Shadowland with a full character set and ready to use. Shadowland was bi-monthly magazine published very briefly in New York City from 1919-1923. It covered design, art, dance theatre and movies with a …


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Illuminata Psychedelic Era Font

Illuminata Psychedelic Era Font

Illuminata was inspired by lettering from a poster from the Fillmore in the 1960s. It was originally released in 2001 as part of the Psychedelic Fonts package and then later further developed for the Oroboros game project. This latest revision features additional characters and rather than having just one version of the unique, super tall and narrow character set it …


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Art Deco Font Collection

Art Deco Font Collection

Our Art Deco font collection includes a remarkable selectiion of fonts from the design movements of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on the kinds of fonts which were generally associated with the decorative arts movement which developed out of the Arts and Crafts movement. Because we already have collections of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau fonts from related periods, …


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Hadraniel: A Distressed Script Font

Hadraniel: A Distressed Script Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Hadraniel is a new font based on samples of type from the early 20th century.  It is unusual in having rough outlines and imperfections which are characteristic of  worn and degenerated type, though the overall effect is still quite attractive. Hadraniel is relatively bold for a script font and has a full upper and lower case …


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Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Even when writing essays on socialism and the philosophy of art, Walter Crane was incapable of resisting an opportunity to add some decoration. In his book The Claims of Decorative Art, Crane embellished each chapter with an intricate decorative header featuring neoclassical and mythological scenes in his usual meticulous and detailed style.We’ve taken all of the decorations from the book …


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Retrofuturist Fonts

Retrofuturist Fonts

Our work on fonts from the 1920s and 1930s has focused a lot on Arts and Crafts and Art Deco fonts, but in parallel with those movements, there was a lot of innovation in more mass market design, much of it found in pulp magazines, especially pulp science fiction magazines which had a real renaissance in that period. These pulp …


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Odyssey – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Odyssey – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson was an artist of the first half of the 20th century who started his career as a book illustrator and produced many fantasy and fairytale illustrations, including illustrating Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies. Later in his career he became a cartoonist producing humorous cartoons of fanciful weapons during the World Wars. One of his little known works …


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Russian Constructivist Fonts

Russian Constructivist Fonts

One of our most stylish packages is our collection of Constructivist Fonts based on poster lettering from the early post-revolutionary period in Russia, including designs based on the styles of famous designers of the period like Alexander Rodchenko, Mikhail Vrubel and Sergei Eisenstein.  These are typical of the movement which led to Soviet Realism and which influenced design around the …


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Abelarde Font

Abelarde Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features. It was the first font to be featured on our website and has been popular ever since. We’ve done some simpler fonts in the same general vein like Cymbeline, Aneirin and Perigord, …


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