Owen Jones “The Preacher” Package

Owen Jones “The Preacher” Package

One of Owen Jones most interesting illuminated books is his 1849 edition of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes published under the title The Preacher, consisting of 35 hand-colored, fully illuminated pages. It is one of the most poetic and most often quoted sections of the Bible, presented here in a somewhat modernized text of the King James version. “Vanity of …


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Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO       Cataphract is based on a sample o 1950s era advertising lettering. It is uniquely angular and has a futuristic look characteristic of 1950s and early 1960s design. It would look great on a spaceship with fins. Cataphract has a full regular character set plus a custom set of outline characters so you can …


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Scurlock Font at Blue Dragon Plumbing

We love it when we spot our fonts being used in logos and marketing, especially when the company is local, like Blue Dragon Plumbing which uses our Scurlock font in their logo. We haven’t had a chance to have any plumbing work done in the three years they’ve been in operation, but they are first on our list to call …


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Flambard Font

Flambard Font

Flambard is based on samples of extremely fanciful sign lettering from the Art Nouveau period. It has some characteristics in common with a few of our prior Art Nouveau font releases like Odeon and Finchley. We named it Flambard because the unusual letter shapes look rather like compressed flames. It’s very stylized, but still readable. Excellent for titles or decorative …


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Asrafel in the Movies

Asrafel in the Movies

I was idly browsing through the movie offerings on Amazon when I discovered an odd movie from way back in 2008 called The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. It may be about the most amateurish in-jokish movie I’ve ever seen, aimed directly at gaming nerds.  Not trendy modern computer game nerds, but old style D&D nerds.  I counted myself among them for …


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Historic Borders Collection

Historic Borders Collection

One if the best inclusions in our phenomenal collection of images is a set of historic borders from the 15th through 19th centuries which exemplify the height of the art of decoration in printed books as it developed over that period.  These are all borders which were cut in wood or metal to be set with type and they demonstrate …


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Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Talinn is a new font based on a sample of Art Deco period lettering from Estonia of all places, a reminder of the pervasiveness and wide dissemination of art and cultural themes in the 1930s. Talinn is super bold, with unique character features which are typical of the period, like extended crossbars on characters like E …


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Walter Crane’s Illustrations for <i>The Rosebud</i>

Walter Crane’s Illustrations for The Rosebud

The Rosebud and Other Stories by Arthur Kelly is one of the rarer and more unusual books illustrated by Walter Crane. It is a collection of humorous and whimsical tales with strong fantasy elements.  The stories are fun, but what stands out art the Walter Crane illustrations which are exceptionally well executed and on topics which are outside of Crane’s …


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Reliquary: A New Font

Reliquary: A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We recently held a contest on Facebook to pick the name for an odd new font we had in development.  A lot of people thought it had an ancient look, even though it is based on contemporary graffiti lettering. Some even suggested a resemblance to cuneiform lettering from ancient Mesopotamia. After discarding other entries which had …


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Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

These silhouettes really bring Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” to life!. Demitrius is a decorative silhouette font based on decorations for a Victorian era edition of Shakespeare’s <i>Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>. It includes famous characters and scenes from the play, including Bottom, Titania, Puck and Oberon. It’s a great source for marginalia with a Shakespearean theme. We’ve done a number of other …


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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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