Thanksgiving Week Sale

Thanksgiving Week Sale

It had to happen. It wasn’t enough to just celebrate Thanksgiving on a Thursday. The merchandisers had to make it a compound holiday with Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday. Now the schools have gotten into the act and kids are getting the whole week off, presumably so they can shop 24/7. Who are we to deny that society evolves?  And …


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Pulp Fonts

Pulp Fonts

In the 1930s there was an explosion of popular literature in the form of pulp novels and magazines, featuring lurid covers and scandalous content in a diversity of genres from suspense to mystery to science fiction to westerns. Pulp novel covers had a distinctive style and that included the use of characteristic lettering styles, and we’ve developed a special collection of fonts which capture the key elements of pulp style.


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St. Nicholas: Our Favorite Holday Font

St. Nicholas: Our Favorite Holday Font

BUY NOW                           St. Nicholas is our most popular Holiday font. It is based on the title lettering from the early 20th century children’s magazine St. Nicholas, published by the Frederick Warne company, which is perhaps best known for publishing the works of Beatrix Potter. The magazine featured …


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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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Mosaiek: A De Stijl Font

Mosaiek: A De Stijl Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Mosaiek is based on a sample of magazine title lettering from the 1920s in the Netherlands. It is an interesting font which reflects the design style of the De Stijl movement which shares many elements with Constructivist and Art Deco fonts of the same period. Mosaiek has a full regular character set and a lower case …


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E. J. Detmold <i>Arabian Nights</i> Illustrations

E. J. Detmold Arabian Nights Illustrations

E. J. Detmold was an early 20th century illustrator most known for his nature illustrations, particularly of insects, in books like Fabre’s Book of Insects and The Life of the Bee. He also illustrated some fairy tale books, the most notable of which is his illustrated edition of the Arabian Nights with selected stories from the original Fitzgerald text. Detmold’s …


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Pumpkin Patch: Halloween Initials Font

Pumpkin Patch: Halloween Initials Font

BUY NOW   Pumpkin Patch is a special font for the holiday season. It is a set of decorative initials with a halloween, jack-o-lantern theme. It is based on 1950s lettering for a children’s magazine. Pumpkin Patch just has a 26 character set because that is all you need for a set of decorative initials. There is no demo version …


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Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

For years here a the Scriptorium we’ve been developing fonts and collecting unique art which is perfect for Halloween and putting it together into packages which we promote through our Boneyard Fonts site. After 9 years we’ve put together a gruesomely provocative collection of fonts and art, adding new items every year around Halloween. We’re now up to almost 40 fonts, plus art from great masters of the macabre like J. G. Posada, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke. You’ll find everything you need for any Halloween or other horrific design project.


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Classic Font: Windlass

Classic Font: Windlass

Windlass has been one of our most popular and widely used fonts ever since we released it way back in 1998. It has been particularly popular for pirate-themed books and games, including Pirates of the Carribean, the game Munchkin and the Percy Jackson book series.  It isn’t our only pirate themed font, but it has certainly been the most popular. …


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Willy Pogany Borders and Illustrations from Tisza Tales

Willy Pogany Borders and Illustrations from Tisza Tales

Willy Pogany was a highly regarded early 20th century illustrator. He was born in Hungary and became a naturalized American citizen. In addition to illustrating many books and being one of the outstanding pin-up illustrators of the era, he also did set designs for the Metropolitan Opera and worked as an Artistic Director on early Hollywood films. Pogany is best …


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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 create titles with …


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