Arthur Rackham is probably the best-known book illustrator of the early 20th century. . In the early 1900s Rackham was in constant demand to illustrate childrens books and fantastic novels in his detailed and meticulous style. Rackham’s most famous illustrations are probably his plates for Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and his various illustrations for classic English fairytales. Rackham’s style is striking and unique, and his use of pen outlines, color ink washes and shading compensate cleverly for the limitations of color printing of the period. Rackham was also one of the highest paid illustrators of his time, setting new standards for the commercial value of book illustration.
The latest edition of our Rackham collection features a large selection of images, focusing on mythological and fantastic themes, a variety of borders and decorative emblems, plus a collection of fonts based on Rackham’s calligraphy and decorative ornaments. All of the fonts are in TrueType and Postscript format for the Macintosh or Windows computers.
Art is featured from books like Undine, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Goblin Market, English Fairy Tales and several other books. Recent additions to the collection include unique Rackham Celtic art, as well as a selection of Rackham borders and illustrations in black and white. The art selection is varied, including not only the great fairy illustrations for which Rackham is best known, but also more unusual, darker mythological pieces such as his illustrations for Wagner’s Ring Saga and Thomas Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur.
Rackham also designed his own frontispieces and book bindings, as well as filling many of his books with whimsical marginal decorations and illustrated headers. We’ve taken Rackhams title lettering and his marginalia and put them together into an excellent collection of fonts which are included in the package. The fonts are in Postscript and TrueType format and in versions for both the MacOS and Windows. The fonts include our Rackham Italic and Rackham text fonts, plus Sangrael, Florissant, Silhouettes, Fairies, Rackham Holiday Ornament and Goblins which are all based on Rackham’s marginal decorations from various books. Many of them feature the whimsical fairy images for which he is particularly known.
Since we first released our Rackham Font & Art package we’ve been continually acquiring more sources for Rackham’s art and decoration and doing additional development work with fonts based on his lettering and marginalia. As a result the package keeps getting bigger and better. We’ve even added a new selection of Rackham borders recently. Whenever we do an update we contact those with older versions of the CD and we make an updated version avaialable to them at a special upgrade price. We’re currently on our 5th version of the CD and it keeps growing and improving. The many high resolution images make it a very large download, so if you don’t have a high-speed internet connection, order it for delivery on CD.
Our new edition of the Rackham package includes over 100 illustrations and graphics, plus 8 fonts based on Rackham’s calligraphy and a selection of black and white borders, headers and footers. The complete collection including all the new fonts and art is only $69. To order give us a call at 1-512-656-8011, or visit our online ordering page — ONLINE ORDERING
If you want to try out one of our Rackham fonts, just download the demo version of the Goblins font using the link below. The full version of Goblins is one of the fonts included in the Rackham Fonts & Art collection.
Download the Rackham Goblins font in a zip archive for Windows or Mac OSX.