Abelarde: Featured Font

Abelarde: Featured Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features.


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The Art of William Russell Flint

The Art of William Russell Flint

Sir William Russell Flint was the Artist Laureate to Queen Victoria at the end of her reign, and while he was highly regarded in his own era as one of the great artists of the time, his work has largely been forgotten today. However, he left behind a legacy of extraordinary illustrations on classical themes and we’ve preserved some of …


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<i>English Fairy Tale</i> Illustrations by Herbert Cole

English Fairy Tale Illustrations by Herbert Cole

In the late 19th and early 20th century there was a boom in the popularity of English folklore, particularly in the form of meticulously researched books collecting old stories and preserving them for a modern audience. This included stories from early written sources, chronicles and an oral tradition which was in danger of dying out. Fairy stories, Celtic myths and …


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Howard Pyle Fonts and Art Package

Howard Pyle Fonts and Art Package

Howard Pyle was one of the most renowned illustrators of the 19th century. His work was widely published in adventure novels, magazines and romances. He was the founder of the Brandywine school and artists colony in Chadd’s Ford Pennsylvania, where he taught artists like N. C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover and Thornton Oakley their craft. Pyle both wrote and illustrated a …


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Gloriana Font Used by Austin Band <i>The Gourds</i>

Gloriana Font Used by Austin Band The Gourds

I was in Amy’s Ice Cream with my kids when I noticed a very large man wearing a t-shirt for a local band called The Gourds, and much to my surprise I recognized my Gloriana font on the shirt.  I lacked the presence of mind to take a picture of the shirt on the spot, but when I got home …


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Marmyadose: Classic Font

Marmyadose: Classic Font

Back in 1995 I designed a card game called Quest for the Grail and formed a publishing partnership to produce it called Stone Ring Games. I did a bunch of design work for the game, including designing a unique title font called Marmyadose. Marmyadose was a unique font, but it was too fancy to read in small print on the cards,


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Classic Font: Magdelena

Classic Font: Magdelena

BUY NOW Magdelena is one of our earliest and most successful calligraphic fonts. Based on samples of very late medieval lettering, it shows some characteristics of humanistic script styles as well as some unique peculiarities. This new version has a slightly heavier weighting than the original version as well as cleaned up outlines and additional special characters. You can purchase …


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Cymbeline: Revised Font

Cymbeline: Revised Font

BUY NOW Cymbeline was one of our earliest font designs and has been fairly popular over the years, but some of the shortcomings of the font came to our attention after seeing the font on a book cover, so we decided to work it over and see if we could produce an improved version, while preserving the calligraphic look of …


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Walter Crane Collections Guide

Walter Crane was the outstanding artist and designer of the Arts and Crafts movement in England. We are doing our best to acquire his complete library of works and make it available digitally.


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The Golden Book of Famous Women

Eleanor Fortesque Brickdale was one of the outstanding illustrators of the later Victorian era, even though she is not as well known as some of her male contemporaries. She was strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites like Waterhouse and Millais, and studied with Lord Leighton. Her work also shows the influence of the Art Nouveau period and even the Impressionists, but …


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Walter Crane Arthurian Art Package

The release of our long-awaited Arthurian Fonts and Art Package is just around the corner and we’re adding new content all the time. The fonts are holding it up, but the phenomenal assortment of art is well developed, and as we work, we’re releasing some mini-packages of Arthurian art by artists like Herbert Cole and Katherine Cameron and Dora Curtis. …


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Wayland, Wayland, Shoe Me My Mare!

Some while ago we added to our library an early 20th century book called Singing Games for Children which contains a dozen sets of detailed instructions for classic singing and dancing games for children – not the ones we’re familiar with today, but antique games with themes from myth and fairytales. Each game is nicely illustrated with a full-color plate …


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