Walter Crane Christmas Bonus

Walter Crane Christmas Bonus

As a special treat for customers working on holiday card designs, we’re making available a special mini-package of Christmas-themed images designed by Walter Crane at a tiny, almost minuscule price. The images are based on Walter Crane’s illustrations for A Book of Christmas Verse by H. C. Beeching, which is a really excellent collection of historical Christmas music including some …


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Dora Curtis Arthurian Art

With the release of our Arthurian Fonts and Art Collection finally looming at the end of this year, we’ve been putting out some mini-packages of Arthurian art by artists like Herbert Cole and Katherine Cameron. This mini-package of Arthurian art by Dora Curtis is another in that series, a collection of 7 color images, 6 beautiful color borders and 16 …


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Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded

It’s not easy to define what the future of font design will be, but we can certainly identify fonts which look like something from what we imagine the future to be. Fonts with a high-tech, mechanical look are always considered futuristic, and there are certain styles which have come to be associated with science fiction and other futuristic themes.


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Medieval Fonts and Art

Click any font to see a larger sample. he Middle Ages saw calligraphy and book decoration emerge as significant art forms. The demands of church and government administration as well as the birth of popular literature created a huge demand for written documents. Decorative manuscripts began to become popular with a wider audience, courts and governments required more and more …


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Edmund Dulac Collection

Edmund Dulac was one of the most prolific and most impressive illustrators of the early 20th century. His work covers a wide range of themes and styles, and is characterized by the strongly defined personality of the people he depicts and the elaborate backgrounds and shading of his scenes . Dulac is best known for his illustrations of the Arabian …


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Katherine Cameron King Arthur’s Knights

We’ve released several mini-packages of art by early 20th century illustrator Katherine Cameron, including her illustrated Ballads and Tanglewood Tales. Cameron is not terribly well known, but her illustrations have a romantic quality which is very appealing. We’re now adding to our Cameron collection another set of illustrations from the Stories of King Arthur’s Knights. These were originally acquired to …


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Walter Crane’s The Baby’s Bouquet

We’ve done a lot of work with books designed and illustrated by Walter Crane. Two of the first we did were The Baby’s Own Aesop and The Baby’s Opera. Those two are part of a trilogy of small-format children’s books which Crane designed about the same time and the third of that set is The Baby’s Bouquet, which is a …


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Vintage Fonts in The Artist

After seeing it win all sorts of Oscars I had to sneak out for a matinee of The Artist yesterday. I had already been advised that it was worth checking out for its use of vintage fonts, including some of ours, and it seemed like I shouldn’t put it off any longer. While the film was certainly enjoyable both as …


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Walter Crane: The Baby’s Own Aesop

We’ve been collecting illustrated books by Arts and Crafts era designer Walter Crane for several years and we’re now reaching the point where we can start to release some of our Crane material in useful packages for contemporary designers who want to incorporate his unique aesthetic into their work. Our first Crane release is a package based on The Baby’s …


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Art & Symbol Fonts Collection

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments used to fill space on a printed page. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like type. Modern art fonts are able to reproduce more complex images so they can also draw on the tradition …


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Arts and Crafts Borders from the Calendar of Golden Thoughts of 1912

The Calendar of Golden Thoughts was published by Barse and Hopkins printing company in 1911. It was a calendar for the year 1912, but it also served as a sampler of their type, printers ornaments and borders. It had a page for every week and each page featured a different decorative border with an inspiring quote in decorative type with …


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New Holiday Clip-Art Mini Package

This year, as a special holiday offering we’re releasing a mini-package of seasonal clip-art with images based on mortised advertising cuts from the early 1900s. The images are based on printers oranments which would have originally been sold individually as brass plates to be inserted into a typeset page. The seasonal images include lots of Santa images, trees, wreaths, bells, …


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