Water Sprites by Charles Folkard

Water Sprites by Charles Folkard

One of the most interesting and often overlooked sources of art in the early part of the late 19th and early 20th century is sheet music.  In this period, if you wanted music you often had to perform it yourself, so music publishing was big business.  Just as with albums of recorded music in later periods, great art was a …


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2015 Sampler of Fonts and Art

2015 Sampler of Fonts and Art

At the start of every year we put out a special sampler package of the fonts and art which we released or revised in the previous year at a very low introductory price. It’s a great way to try out some of our products. Now it’s time to release the sampler for 2015, with a great selection of recent font …


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Text Fonts Collection

Text Fonts Collection

Text fonts are fundamental for virtually any project. For a lot of computer users and desktop publishers text fonts are all there is. They tend to use the same basic fonts for a wide variety of uses, and they are almost all text fonts. Times and Helvetica are fine fonts, but they do get a little boring after a while. …


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Gothic Fonts Collection

Gothic Fonts Collection

Our gothic font collection is a compilation of our most interesting fonts based on gothic type and late medieval calligraphy. It covers the range from the historical styles in which gothic printing had its inspiration to the ornate heights of complex gothic fonts from 19th century Germany. This includes fonts in the style sometimes called ‘Old English’, as well as …


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Ring of the Nibelungs – Folkard Illustrations

Ring of the Nibelungs – Folkard Illustrations

We’ve recently added some really great illustrated books to our collection with illustrations by Charles Folkard. These are all from the 1910s and 1920s and address fairy tale and mythological themes with some of Folkard’s best illustrations. You may have seen some of Folkard’s other work on this site, such as our Folkard font, the Folkard Caption font and illustrations …


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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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Viking Fonts and Art Collection

Viking Fonts and Art Collection

For a PDF of art samples click HERE Click any font to see a larger sample. Vafthrudnir is a new, original font design which draws on the tradition of Germanic uncial and early gothic calligraphy. It is designed to be extra bold and somewhat rough-hewn, for use in title design, and features variant versions of many of the characters. Click …


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“Old King Cole’s Book of Nursery Rhymes” by Byam Shaw

“Old King Cole’s Book of Nursery Rhymes” by Byam Shaw

Byam Shaw was an outstanding English illustrator of the Victorian period who specialized in classic literature and fairytales. Unlike other popular illustrators of the period he had a bold, muscular style which emphasizes graphic design elements. Artistically he fits with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale and William Russell Flint, but he has elements of poster design and the …


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Eleanore Brickdale’s <i>Carols</i> for Christmas

Eleanore Brickdale’s Carols for Christmas

Eleanore Fortescue Brickdale was a remarkable illustrator who was part of the generation of artists who came after the pre-Raphaelites and took many of their ideas and refined and commercialized them. Brickdale did a lot of illustration on religious themes and was particularly known for her cherubs, angels and images of children. Not surprisingly this meant that she worked on …


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The First Nantucket Tea Party – Walter Tittle

The First Nantucket Tea Party – Walter Tittle

As a special seasonal bonus, for Thanksgivin we’ve making available a collection of images based on The First Nantucket Tea Party by outstanding American book illustrator and decorator Walter Tittle, an artist most known for his seasonal works. These images make an excellent companion to last year’s release of a package of illustrations for his Colonial Holdays which is a …


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Walter Crane’s <i>The Golden Primer</i>

Walter Crane’s The Golden Primer

Illustrated books teaching young children how to read were a staple of 19th century education, and Walter Crane was famous for his alphabet books as well as books like The Golden Primer which were designed to teach vocabulary to slightly older children through the use of rhymes and images. The Golden Primer is one of Crane’s harder to find works. …


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The Colonial Fonts Collection

The Colonial Fonts Collection

In our imaginations we associate the colonial period with images of idealism, revolution and adventure. It was a time of great men and ideas and of rogues and villainy. Colonial history has been immortalized tales of pirates, highwaymen, heroes and great statesmen. It was also one of the most fertile periods in the development of type and printed arts. The publishing industry in the American Colonies was energetic and ambitious, publishing all sorts of books, maps and periodicals for a growing literate population.


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