Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

BUY NOW       Dorothy Q is our fourth font based on calligraphy by legendary illustrator Howard Pyle.  It joins our Buccaneer, Pyle Initials and Pyle Gothic fonts to form a sort of a set. We also have an extensive collection of Pyle images available. Dorothy Q is based on lettering Pyle did for a historical memoir and poem …


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Romantic Fonts and Art for Valentines Day

Romantic Fonts and Art for Valentines Day

We’ve got a font package for just about every other holiday, so it seemed impossible to resist putting together a collection of fonts specifically for the romantic themes of Valentines Day.  Once we’d settled on the idea it was inevitable that we also include a selection of romantic art by Eleanor Brickdale which is just perfect for making decorative Valentines …


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Walter Crane Initials and Ornaments

It has taken a lot of hours of development, but we finally have our promised Walter Crane Initials font. Or should I say FOUR fonts, because in the process of developing the font it turned out that we ended up with more than we bargained for. One reason that there are four fonts is that there was so much material …


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Epigramatic: A Roycroft Design Font

Epigramatic: A Roycroft Design Font

BUY NOW   Epigramatic is a new font based on lettering by Dard Hunter for the Roycroft Press in the early 1900s.  It gets its name from the various epigrams from Elbert Hubbard which it was used for in their books. He was the king of useful epigrams. Epigramatic has a full character set plus numbers and punctuation and has  …


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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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Russian Constructivist Fonts

Russian Constructivist Fonts

One of our most stylish packages is our collection of Constructivist Fonts based on poster lettering from the early post-revolutionary period in Russia, including designs based on the styles of famous designers of the period like Alexander Rodchenko, Mikhail Vrubel and Sergei Eisenstein.  These are typical of the movement which led to Soviet Realism and which influenced design around the …


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Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

Walter Crane’s “The Three Sirens”

One of our most interesting packages is based on The Three Sirens, a classic illustrated poem written, lettered and illuminated by legendary arts and crafts master Walter Crane. Not only did Crane hand letter and illustrate every page of his poem but he also printed and bound it in a very limited edition himself.


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Imperatore – A New Font

Imperatore – A New Font

BUY NOW Imperatore is an Art Deco typeface based on a hand lettered design from California Art Deco master designer Pedro de Lemos in the 1920s.  We have made some appropriate modifications and completed the character set to make a pretty striking typeface. Imperatore has a full set of upper and lower case characters, numbers and punctuation. There is no …


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Design Your Own Holiday Cards with Pedro Lemos

Pedro Lemos was the editor of School Arts Magazine and a major figure in the California Arts and Crafts Crafts movement. He was also taught at Stanford University director of their Art Museum. He focused a lot of his effort on reviving hand crafting in various arts which had been taken over by mass production. His works on designing with …


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Walter Crane Collections Guide

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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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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J. M. Bergling Art Nouveau Fonts

J. M. Bergling Art Nouveau Fonts

Over the last few years we’ve developed a number of fonts based on the hand lettering of early 20th century calligrapher J. M. Bergling. A lot of his work fits into the Art Nouveau category and of the notable calligraphers of the period his work particularly stands out as influential in the development of Art Nouveau derived poster lettering of …


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New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

BUY NOW   Peacock Pie is a new font based on the original lettering of legendary illustrator W. Heath Robinson from the 1923 edition of Peacock Pie, a collection of poems for children by Walter de la Mare. For this book Robinson did extensive illustrations and designed custom chapter headings and a custom frontispiece using this unique calligraphic style. We …


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Walter Crane’s A Flower Wedding

One of the most interesting items in our extensive collection of Walter Crane illustrated books is Crane’s 1905 work A Flower Wedding, an original poem illustrated with 39 decorative full-page plates. The concept of the work is that each of the wedding guests represents a flower and is depicted with that flower incorporated in the illustration. The illustrations are detailed …


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Eric Sloane Fonts at Homestead Fair

Eric Sloane Fonts at Homestead Fair

This weekend I got to visit Homestead Fair and discovered that they have made impressive and appropriate use of our Eric Sloane Fonts. Homestead Fair fair was started by a group of Jesus-loving hippies from New York City who decided to move to Texas in 1969 and create their own version of paradise on earth, which basically means living a …


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Owen Jones “The Preacher” Package

Owen Jones “The Preacher” Package

One of Owen Jones most interesting illuminated books is his 1849 edition of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes published under the title The Preacher, consisting of 35 hand-colored, fully illuminated pages. It is one of the most poetic and most often quoted sections of the Bible, presented here in a somewhat modernized text of the King James version. “Vanity of …


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