Titania Font

Titania Font

Titania is an attractive font based on very regular samples of fantasy artist lettering. It was one of several conceptually similar fonts we did during the early 2000s, including Gloriana,Gaiseric, Rosalinde, Scurlock and Folkard. For some reason Folkard was the big hit of the various fantasy themed fonts we did as part of that project, but others were very interesting …


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Arts & Crafts Collection

Click any font to see a larger sample. The new second edition of our Arts & Crafts font collection features 15 fonts based on designs from the Arts & Crafts movements of the late Victorian period. They are derived from designs from several branches of the movement, and demonstrate the unique aestheitc vision of great designers like William Morris, Charles …


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What’s Going on Here at the Scriptorium

You may have noticed a lack of new fonts and new packages here over the last few weeks. The reason for this is that we have been involved in a massive site upgrade, particularly focusing on our ordering and delivery section. This has consumed a lot of our resources and has made it impractical to put new material online. That …


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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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Gloriana Font

Gloriana Font

Gloriana was originally released in 1999 based on samples of hand lettering in an illustrated childrens book from the early 1900s. It was one of several conceptually similar fonts we did during that period, including Gaiseric, Rosalinde, Scurlock and Folkard. For some reason Folkard was the big hit of the various fantasy themed fonts we did as part of that …


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Nostromo Font

Nostromo Font

Nostromo is based on a sample of early 1900s period advertising lettering with a particularly dramatic personality and a look which really grabs the eye. The font includes all uppercase characters, with some variants, plus the unique feature that if you use the underline key it puts top and bottom rails connecting the characters before and after, creating a very …


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Modern Poster Fonts

Modern Poster Fonts

Because the modern era of design draws on so many past traditions, it’s hard to nail down a selection of fonts and label them as essentially modern. To research our modern fonts collection we looked at nightclub posters from the 80s and 90s, popular advertising of the period, and tried to pick out fonts which fit the design styles of that period or were based on hand lettering from that period. The result is an eclectic set of 12 fonts which have the look and feel of the last decade and a half or so.


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Munchner Carneval – Jugendstil Font

Munchner Carneval – Jugendstil Font

BUY NOW     Munchner Carneval is exactly what its name suggests, a font based on lettering from a poster from a carnival held in Munich in 1905.  The graphic to the right is based on the original poster and suggests a rather hedonistic orgy rather far from what you would expect from Germans of that period. The font is …


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Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

If you are not following us on Instagram you are missing way too many interesting nuggets of design history and ideas. Follow us at http://www.instagram.com/fontcraft/ It’s a great platform for posting and sharing images and we’ve been putting a lot of work in progress and source material research graphics on Instagram for people to share. If you want to get …


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Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

BUY NOW     Adramalech is one of our classic font designs, based on a very bold early 20th century sign lettering style and then regularized and developed into a full typeface. This new release version of Adramalech has new secondary characters and custom spacing and kerning as well as foreign language characters for major European languages. Adramalech is excellent …


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Spring Single Fonts Sale

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licóur Of which vertú engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne, And …


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Grammophon – Brutalist German Art Nouveau Font

Grammophon – Brutalist German Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW                 Grammophon is based on German lettering from the Jugendstil Art Nouveau period, but the style is uncharacteristically rough and harsh in appearance, anticipating the Brutalist movement of a later era. The source for the style is an advertising flyer for an early record player from Munich in 1910. Grammophon has …


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Elysian Art Nouveau Font

Elysian Art Nouveau Font

Elysian is an one of our older font designs, based on an Art Nouveau period typeface. It has gone through several versions and improvements and the current version is pretty perfect. Elysian works beautifully for titles and display uses where you want to create an artsy Art Nouveau look. It has a full upper case character set with small caps …


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Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

One of our most interesting packages is based on The Three Sirens, a classic illustrated poem written, lettered and illuminated by legendary arts and crafts master Walter Crane. Not only did Crane hand letter and illustrate every page of his poem but he also printed and bound it in a very limited edition himself.


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Join the Font Club!

Join the Font Club!

As a Spring special, we’re offering a one-time discount on new and renewal memberships in our Font Club. The Font Club is a unique subscription service where you get the complete versions of each of our featured new font releases as they are released, including both the True Type and Postscript Versions for Windows and MacOS. Best of all you …


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April Fools Recap

In most years (except this one) we try to amuse with some sort of April Fools prank.  This year Easter seems to have intervened and we have no prank to play, but here are some past examples preserved as best we could. 1998 April Fools Page 1999 April Fools Page. 2000 April Fools Page. 2001 April Fools Page. 2002 April …


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