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? For three weeks, through …


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Figurative Initials Font – New Release

Figurative Initials Font – New Release

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Figurative Initials are letters which take the form of a person or thing which has meaning beyond just the letter. They have been very popular over the years for teaching the alphabet to children or as decorative initials. In the early 20th century British calligrapher Vere Foster designed a set of Figurative Initials for one of …


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Wildflower Initials: New Font

Wildflower Initials: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Wildflower 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 Art Nouveau style gothic letters superimposed on detailed sketches of different …


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J. M. Bergling Art Nouveau Fonts

J. M. Bergling Art Nouveau Fonts

Over the last few years we’ve developed a number of fonts based on the hand lettering of early 20th century calligrapher J. M. Bergling. A lot of his work fits into the Art Nouveau category and of the notable calligraphers of the period his work particularly stands out as influential in the development of Art Nouveau derived poster lettering of …


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Esperaza: Classic Font

Esperaza: Classic Font

Esperanza is one of our earliest fonts and it was due for an upgrade, so we have gone through it, fixed some problem outlines, added new spacing and kerning and adjusted the weight of some of the characters. It’s a great, stylish scrip font with origins in the 19th century. You can get this new improved version of Esperanza online …


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New Celtic Legacy Package

New Celtic Legacy Package

Our first two Celtic themed packages were so popular that we kept producing new Celtic themed fonts and inevitably they eventually became the nucleus of a new collection, the Celtic Legacy Collection. Like our other packages (Celtic Vision & Celtic Fantasy) it contains 8 original fonts and collected art from various sources, focusing on Celtic initials and decoration. The Celts …


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Irish Excursion Special: Big Celtic Fonts Discount

Irish Excursion Special: Big Celtic Fonts Discount

Dave Nalle, our noble founder, is in Ireland this week, traveling around, seeing the sights and even doing a little calligraphy research so he can write off the trip on his taxes.


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Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

A new local company is using our fonts in their advertising designs. Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry is having their grand opening in a couple of weeks and they are advertising it using our Mannerheim and Barataria fonts in their announcement. The official Grand Opening is July 21st from 6 to 9, though the store is open from 9 to 5 before …


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Eric Sloane Font Collection

Eric Sloane Font Collection

With the release of Almanac we have enough Eric Sloane fonts to make them worth offering as a package. We have a great representative sampling of Sloane’s calligraphic styles in the collection. Almanac, Guilford and Bridgeport represent his more controlled titling styles.  Guilford Crude and Queensland are typical of his more freehand captioning styles.  For more information on Sloane and …


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Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We seem to be having a week focused on Eric Sloane, so a featured font based on his characteristic lettering designs seems like a must, and conveniently we didn’t have a font yet based on his more formal italic script style, so we went to work and the result is the new Almanac font, based on …


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Eric Sloane on Weather

Eric Sloane on Weather

The magnificent skies we’ve had here in Austin for the last week remind me of the works of Eric Sloane, the legendary mid-century artist, author and calligrapher. One of the things he was most known for was his huge paintings of weather and skies, the most famous of which is “Earth Flight Environment” a huge mural in the Smithsonian’s Air …


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The World of Eric Sloane

The World of Eric Sloane

This is an update of an article we originally published in 2005. Additional links have been added, especially at the end of the article. My grandfather made tools. So did my great-grandfather and his father and all his fathers before him back to a distant ancestral blacksmith working under a tree in medieval Scotland. This and my training as a …


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