Cryptos – A New Graffiti Font

Cryptos – A New Graffiti Font

BUY NOW             We’ve done a lot of graffiti fonts recently, building up towards the release of a graffiti fonts package, and this is the jewel in the crown of that package, a font based on the most popular style of tag lettering which is in use by taggers all over the country.  We hope …


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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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Montressor Font

My hip collegian daughter is always pushing me to make fonts which she thinks will fit the design trends of the day, which seems to come down to fonts which would look good in the monogram on the side of the Adams Family’s hearse, on an Ed Hardy t-shirt or tattooed on the back of a contestant on Tool Academy. …


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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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Classic Comix – A New Font

Classic Comix – A New Font

BUY NOW   Tired of Comic Sans (who isn’t?) but need another font to do captions and clear, informal text? What would be better than a true comic font based on authentic lettering from classic horror comics.  Our Classic Comix font is exactly that. Clasic Comix has two full upper case character sets and full punctuation and it comes with …


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Arakne, a Classic Font

Arakne, a Classic Font

Arakne is an unusual font derived from samples of Spencerian Script, which pre-dated italic and cursive as an academic handwriting style taught in schools. The style was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century. The style is tall and spidery and often thought of as the handwriting of elderly ladies. The Arakne font can create powerful decorative text …


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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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