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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April Fools Highlights

Every year we try to amuse with some sort of April Fools prank.  Last year visitors to the site were first greeted by what looked like a hacker takeover, a modest joke, but we’ve done some even bigger and sillier things in previous years. Here are some examples preserved as best we could. 1998 April Fools Page 1999 April Fools …


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Austin Poster Scene

Austin is a great center for the arts, not only music and film and other performing arts, but visual arts and all sorts of crafts. All these events and shows have to be advertised and the traditional method of getting the word out is through posters distributed all over town wherever people gather. I like to go around town collecting …


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Understanding Font and Image Licenses

I’ve noticed recently that a lot of people seem not to entirely understand the idea of purchasing fonts or images with a license, and I suspect they find the idea intimidating. It’s not surprising, since it’s a bit different from purchasing a toaster or a book, and not something most people do every day. To help clear up this confusion …


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Facebook Acquires 2 New Colors and 3 New Fonts for $1.2 Billion

Citing the boring sameness of their web presentation, the management of social media giant Facebook has contacted us here at the Scriptorium to purchase two new proprietary colors and 3 new custom fonts for $1.2 billion. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that now that his company has topped the $100 billion mark it seemed safe to risk investing in a …


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Grunge Was Never About Typography

I’m writing in response to an article published a while ago in The Awl which looks at the decline and fall of “grunge” typography. It’s a good historical overview of the subject, but suffers from a fundamental flaw. The author thinks that there is such a thing as grunge typography. Grunge was a design movement and continues as a way …


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Start Your Collection With the Basic Fonts

Click any font to see a larger sample. You have to start building your font library somewhere, and where better to start than with our Basic Fonts Collection. It’s a great introduction to our wide variety of fonts at a very reasonable price. It lets you get a great set of versatile fonts which represents every aspect of our collection …


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