The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

A few years ago I came across some really interesting poster art by Mig Kokinda at Flatstock during SXSW. He’s more known locally in the Austin and San Antonio area for his work as a tattoo artist (currently working at Electric13 in Austin), but his poster art is extraordinary and you can hang it on a wall and enjoy it …


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April Fools Highlights

In most years (except this one) we try to amuse with some sort of April Fools prank.  This year Easter seems to have intervened and we have no prank to play, but here are some past examples preserved as best we could. 1998 April Fools Page 1999 April Fools Page. 2000 April Fools Page. 2001 April Fools Page. 2002 April …


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Design Your Own Holiday Cards

With the right fonts and the right art, most computer users should be able to make their own holiday cards at a reasonable price, of a quality equal to most professional cards, and with unique personal touches you can’t buy in a store. To start with, you will need some inexpensive and easily acquired items. You’ll need a good color …


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Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

Barataria and Mannerheim Fonts at Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry

A new local company is using our fonts in their advertising designs. Quillinan’s Estate Jewelry is having their grand opening in a couple of weeks and they are advertising it using our Mannerheim and Barataria fonts in their announcement. The official Grand Opening is July 21st from 6 to 9, though the store is open from 9 to 5 before …


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Eric Sloane on Weather

Eric Sloane on Weather

The magnificent skies we’ve had here in Austin for the last week remind me of the works of Eric Sloane, the legendary mid-century artist, author and calligrapher. One of the things he was most known for was his huge paintings of weather and skies, the most famous of which is “Earth Flight Environment” a huge mural in the Smithsonian’s Air …


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The World of Eric Sloane

The World of Eric Sloane

This is an update of an article we originally published in 2005. Additional links have been added, especially at the end of the article. My grandfather made tools. So did my great-grandfather and his father and all his fathers before him back to a distant ancestral blacksmith working under a tree in medieval Scotland. This and my training as a …


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Nosegrind Font in <b>Street Art</b>

Nosegrind Font in Street Art

I found a book in a recent visit to the used book store called Street Art, published about a year ago in England. It’s a compendium of photographs of graffiti and street art from all over the world and it’s even spawned a couple of calendars for 2015 and 2016. To me the most interesting part about the book is …


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A Special Offer on Our Font Club

A Special Offer on Our Font Club

As a special offer to round out the fall, we’re offering a one-time discount on new and renewal memberships in our Font Club. The Font Club is a unique subscription service where you get the complete versions of each of our featured new font releases as they are released, including both the True Type and Postscript Versions for Windows and MacOS.


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Site Redesign Update Part 2

Site Redesign Update Part 2

Earlier this week we began exploring the new site features.   Let’s continue with a look at the features of our new sidebar. In addition to frontloading a lot of content, some of the key material is available in the redesigned sidebar.  The most significant addition to the sidebar is the incorporation of our TypeShow tool directly into the main page.  …


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Site Redesign News

Site Redesign News

As I’m sure you’ve probably noticed we’ve been going through some serious redesign work here, integrating our existing content into a new theme custom designed for us by wpcrunchy.  The new theme is designed to present more content in the top portion of the page “above the fold” and to provide several assists for easier navigation. To introduce you to …


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Get the Scriptorium News- Save 30 Percent!

We’re constantly putting new articles, new fonts, new reviews and new links to great sources on our site. Every week we send out a short email newsletter called the Scriptorium Update to let people know what’s new on the site and with information on special promotions and great discount offers which are exclusive to newsletter subscribers. We’ve recently updated the …


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Review: ‘Use Any Font’ Plugin for WordPress

Everyone wants to use live fonts on their website. This is a plugin for WordPress which does it seemlessly with none of the inconvenience or technical problems of Google Fonts or other implementations.


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