Acadian Font

Acadian Font

Acadian is based on a classic Victorian-era metal typeface designed by H. H. Thorp in 1883. It is one of our earliest historic typeface digitizations, taken directly from new printed samples made for us from a complete set of the metal type in 1994. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with a bit of an art nouveau …


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Worlds Fair Gothic: A New Font

Worlds Fair Gothic: A New Font

  BUY NOW         Walter Heberling was a noted sign painter, calligrapher and chronicler of the Art Deco movement in advertising in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s.  One of his notable lettering designs was for a simplified somewhat square gothic alphabet which we have used as the basis for our new Worlds Fair Gothic font, choosing …


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Montgisard Font

Montgisard Font

There are certain design concepts which deserve more than one exploration. One of those is the combination of gothic elements with more more traditional Roman-style lettering. Classic font designer and calligrapher Rudolph Koch liked the idea as demonstrated in our Koch Gothic font. The idea of combining Roman capitals with a gothic lowercase is the basis of our new Montgisard …


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Walter Crane Collections Guide

Walter Crane Collections Guide

Walter Crane was the outstanding artist and designer of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. We are doing our best to acquire his complete library of works and make it available digitally.


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Katisha Font

Katisha Font

Katisha is an unusual font based on hand-drawn calligraphy. It’s basically an oriental-style font similar to some of our other fonts like Suchow, Yoshitoshi and Satampra. At the same time it’s rather different because although it is clearly based on Japanese Kanji calligraphy it also partakes of some qualities of Germanic gothic-style calligraphy, especially in the lowercase characters, like the …


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Marionettas: A New Font

Marionettas: A New Font

BUY NOW Marionettas is a unique font based on lettering from a Mexican horror movie poster for a movie which may never have actually been made. The original sample no longer exists on the web, but we’ve developed the style into a full font with unusual elongated characters and a hand-painted graffiti look. Marionettas has a funn upper and lower …


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Finchley Font

Finchley Font

Finchley is a curious font from the transitional period between Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It’s heavy and very stylized and reminiscent of some of the fonts of the psychedelic period. It’s good choice for poster designs and it’s a bit scary looking and sort of appropriate for Halloween designs. The upper case is an alternative, distressed version of the …


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Giallo: Italian Pulp Novel Font

Giallo: Italian Pulp Novel Font

BUY NOW Giallo is an unusual font based on the title lettering used on Italian pulp mystery novels since the 1950s – called “Giallo” because of their characteristically yellow covers. Somewhere along the line someone in the Italian publishing industry had the bizarre idea of doing titles with dry transfer lettering and then making them into outlines using white-out. The …


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A New Sideline: Fashion Pins

A New Sideline: Fashion Pins

With all the fonts and art we have collected, there are all sorts of opportunities to branch out and use our resources in different formats. Our latest experiment with new formats is a foray in to the world of fashion pins, with a set of pins based on some of our most interesting art. These pins are extremely high quality, …


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Howard Pyle Fonts and Art Package

Howard Pyle Fonts and Art Package

Howard Pyle was one of the most renowned illustrators of the 19th century. His work was widely published in adventure novels, magazines and romances. He was the founder of the Brandywine school and artists colony in Chadd’s Ford Pennsylvania, where he taught artists like N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and Thornton Oakley their craft. Pyle both wrote and illustrated a …


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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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Fascination – A New Original Font

Fascination – A New Original Font

BUY NOW Fascination is based on graffiti calligraphy samples which have been regularized and regimented enough to be readable without losing the hand painted character of the letters.  It has some charming and unusual features while looking very natural and rough. Fascination includes full upper and lower character set, plus numbers and punctuation, plus it has both regular and bold …


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Goddard Font

Goddard Font

Goddard is a striking Art Nouveau font based on French advertising lettering. It was originally released in 2000 and has been one of our most popular fonts since then. It has been particularly popular in marketing and packaging applications.


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Architextura – A New Font

Architextura – A New Font

BUY NOW Architextura is a stylish and practical font based on hand lettering in the style used by architects and engineers on drawings and blueprints. It has a calligraphic quality to it, because it is based on hand drawn letters using a calligraphy pen, but the end result is very readable and very regular. Architextura includes full upper and lower …


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Medieval Fonts and Art

Medieval Fonts and Art

Click any font to see a larger sample.       he Middle Ages saw calligraphy and book decoration emerge as significant art forms. The demands of church and government administration as well as the birth of popular literature created a huge demand for written documents. Decorative manuscripts began to become popular with a wider audience, courts and governments required …


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The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

A few years ago I came across some really interesting poster art by Mig Kokinda at Flatstock during SXSW. He’s more known locally in the Austin and San Antonio area for his work as a tattoo artist (currently working at Electric13 in Austin), but his poster art is extraordinary and you can hang it on a wall and enjoy it …


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