Art Fonts

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments or artistic marginalia used to fill space on a page and break up large blocks of type. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like letter type.

With current technology, art fonts are able to reproduce more complex images so they can also draw on the tradition of artists marginalia and other simple illustrations designed to accompany text. Marginalia perform a similar function to printers ornaments, but are usually more specialized and more characteristic of the work of a particular illustrator or the theme of the book in which they originate.

Traditionally most art fonts are fairly primitive, drawing on mostly functional themes, such as international sign symbols or recreating antique printers ornaments. But the medium of digital type is capable of much more, and we try to explore some of those possibilities with our art fonts. They go beyond the primitive concept of the “dingbat” and provide a more sophisticated range of small, versatile illustrations which will enhance
documents very effectively.

In exploring the potential of art fonts we owe a great debt to Arthur Rackham and some of the other artists who liberally decorated their books with marginal figures and scenes which are visually striking, yet simple enough to work well as characters in a typeface. Rackham was involved in every aspect of the production of many of the books on which he worked, and his role went well beyond the normal scope of the illustrator. He did so much decorative work on his books that we have 6 different fonts based on his marginalia.

We also have many of historically based art fonts, drawn from ancient images and decorative arts, including Roman tiles, Native American pottery painting and medieal heraldry, plus a selection of humorous and whimsical silhouettes.

All of our art fonts are available in both True Type and Postscript format for Macintosh and Windows computers. They can be purchased individually or in a special CD collection with more than 40 of our art fonts for $69.00.

Our
single fonts and art font packages can be ordered online, by mail or by phone for delivery online or by mail. To order the complete art fonts package online go to our ONLINE STORE.

We’ve got a free sample art font for you to try out. It features selected characters from some of our most popular art fonts and you can download it for free. Click here to download the WINDOWS version which will also work on Macs running OSX.

Fonts in this collection. Click on name to see sample.
Ad Astra
Antique Borders
Arrows
Basilica
Beasts
Blazon
Castles
Caswallon Ornament
Celtic Borders
Cityscape
Decoration
Dinomania
Dresser Rules
Emblem
Faerie
Floral
Florissant
Garland
Gears
Goblins
Halloweenies
Herald
Hexstar
Houses
Junge Rules
Knavery
Landscape-Rocks
Landscape-Trees
Marseille Tarot
Medieval Tiles
Mesoglyphs
Ornamental Borders
Ortelius
Owen Jones Celtic Borders
Page Rules
Rackham Holiday Ornament
Samarkand
Sangrael
Sigil
Silhouette
Spirals
Turkey Day
Veve
Visage

Related Posts

in: Art Collections, Collections, Featured · tagged: , , ,

30 comments on “Art Fonts

  1. school because of the transgender policy.|For anyone who believed that twerking had its moment and now it’s gone, that is clearly not the case.|

  2. It’s best to participate in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web. I’ll suggest this site!

  3. you’re truly a excellent webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterwork. you have done a excellent task in this subject!

  4. obviously like your web site but you need to check the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth nevertheless I’ll surely come back again.

  5. I like the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great content.

  6. Thank you for helping out, superb information. “The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence, and obsolescence.” by Bruce Barton.

  7. Thanks for helping out, great info. “The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations.” by Will Durant.

  8. An fascinating dialogue is price comment. I believe that you need to write more on this matter, it won’t be a taboo subject however generally people are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  9. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?

  10. Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks However I am experiencing concern with ur rss . Don’t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting similar rss drawback? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  11. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a tremendous site.

  12. whoah this blog is magnificent i really like studying your articles. Keep up the great paintings! You understand, many persons are looking round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  13. I’m really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A few of my blog audience have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  14. Some really wonderful articles on this site, thankyou for contribution.

  15. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  16. I’ll immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can’t to find your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me understand in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  17. You can certainly see your enthusiasm in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. At all times go after your heart. “If you feel yourself falling, let go and glide.” by Steffen Francisco.

  18. One other issue is that if you are in a problem where you don’t have a co-signer then you may want to try to wear out all of your federal funding options. You will find many awards and other scholarships that will present you with funding to support with college expenses. Many thanks for the post.

  19. Thanks so much for providing individuals with an extremely special chance to discover important secrets from this website. It’s always very terrific and jam-packed with amusement for me and my office colleagues to visit your blog at least 3 times in one week to read the latest tips you will have. And of course, we’re actually astounded with the terrific knowledge you serve. Certain 2 ideas in this posting are in fact the most effective I’ve had.

  20. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to mention that I’ve truly loved browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing for your rss feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!

  21. You can certainly see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to mention how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  22. hi!,I really like your writing very a lot! share we keep in touch extra about your article on AOL? I require an expert on this house to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Looking ahead to peer you.

  23. Perfectly written subject material, Really enjoyed looking at.

  24. You are my aspiration , I own few web logs and very sporadically run out from to brand.

  25. Unquestionably imagine that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the web the easiest factor to keep in mind of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as other folks think about worries that they plainly don’t realize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the entire thing with no need side effect , other folks can take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

  26. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Appreciate it

  27. F*ckin’ awesome issues here. I am very satisfied to peer your article. Thank you a lot and i’m taking a look ahead to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  28. Very fantastic info can be found on web site. “Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.” by Karl Kraus.

  29. Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem with your site in internet explorer, would test this… IE still is the market leader and a big portion of people will miss your excellent writing due to this problem.

Trackbacks for this post

  1. <a href="[Link deleted]Full Version Free Software

Leave a Reply

Solve : *
18 − 13 =