Arabian Nights Fonts and Art Package

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The culture of the east entices and allures. From the stony walls of Petra to the fabled spires of ancient Samarkand, the the legend of the great days of Caliphs, Wazirs and brave adventurers outshines the modern era of oil and petty tyrrany. Who would not trade a dozen Saddam Husseins for a single Al Hakim or Saladin? The visual style of Middle Eastern culture has intrigued artists for years and we’ve gathered some remarkable images to give you access to this great tradition.

Our Arabian Nights collection focuses on the visual arts of the ancient and legendary Middle East, including historical source material and modern artistic interpretations of the arts and themes of the Arabian Nights. This includes a selection of new fonts which capture the spirit of the east, plus our extensive collection of rug patterns and beautiful art nouveau illustrations of tales from the Arabian Nights by Rene Bull, Louis Rhead, J. D. Batten and Edmund Dulac.

Our Arabian Nights collection has recently been expanded to include seven original fonts. Samaritan is based on the poster lettering of Alphons Mucha from his poster for the play La Samaritan. Serendib and Waziri are based on the hand lettering of Rene Bull from his edition of the Arabian Nights. Caliph is derived from Ernst Schneidler’s classic Legende font, with variant characters based on his original lettering. Samarkand is an art font which lets you combine characters in different ways to create skylines for an ancient Middle Eastern city. Satampra is a fantasy calligraphy font with a middle eastern theme.

The package also features a wealth of great illustrations, in both color and black and white. Edmund Dulac’s haunting fairytale illustrations bring to life the era of the late Ottoman Empire. Rene Bull’s fanciful art nouveau pictures explore the more humorous aspects of the Arabian Nights. Rhead and Batten provide simpler material in black and white suitable for coloring or decorative uses. All images are in high resolution and well suited to use in print, or for scaling down for web use, and our standard license provides reprint rights with very few limitations. There are over 50 illustrations included in the package.

As an added bonus we’ve also included a large selection of decorative Middle Eastern rug and tapestry designs. These are high-resolution images from great source material. They feature traditional designs and motifs ideal for creating new graphics and decorative images, including legendary rug patterns like the classic Sarouk, Tabriz and Farahan styles.

This special package is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows based computers and all of the fonts are in both PostScript and TrueType format. All of this is only $59, either through our toll-free number at 1-512-656-8011 or our Online Ordering System.

There’s no better way to give your designs the romance and mystery of the Middle East.

You can see quick samples of the fonts in the package on this page. As a special, immediate bonus, you can also try out the new Satampra font. Download the demo version by clicking on the image below.

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9 comments on “Arabian Nights Fonts and Art Package

  1. This is totally awesome, Dave, because believe it or not, the modern fairy tale novel I’m working on now (the fifth in my series of young adult novels) is based on an Arabian nights theme!
    But unfortunately I can’t get the link above to work. I’ll come back later to see if it’s fixed. I really want the sample version to fool around with.
    Peace and good
    Regina

  2. Kumasi

    Greetings…
    …Like Regina, I too, tried to sample the “Arabian Nights” font package and was not able to complete the link.
    I think this would be a good font for the cd cover that I am designing.
    Feel free to reach out.
    Kumasi

  3. Dave

    That was a very odd error. Not sure how it could have happened, but it’s fixed now.

    Dave

  4. janet daw

    i am doing my sons family tree, he is a descendant of the bull family, cubley derbyshire. i just thought that these prints are amazing. could you please let me know , where i could purchase any.

  5. I purchased the collection last September, but didn’t get around to use it until now, so I didn’t notice right away – the “Samaritan” font is missing from this package?

  6. The “Satampra” font is missing as well. But instead of those two missing fonts the package contained the font “Isfahan”.

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