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 …


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Design You 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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Walter Crane’s Illustrations for <i>The Rosebud</i>

Walter Crane’s Illustrations for The Rosebud

The Rosebud and Other Stories by Arthur Kelly is one of the rarer and more unusual books illustrated by Walter Crane. It is a collection of humorous and whimsical tales with strong fantasy elements.  The stories are fun, but what stands out art the Walter Crane illustrations which are exceptionally well executed and on topics which are outside of Crane’s …


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Arthur Rackham’s <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens</i>

Arthur Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

In 1906 legendary illustrator Arthur Rackham was commissioned to illustrate J. M. Barrie’s prequel to his play Peter Pan. The standard edition features 10 original illustrations, but there was also a very limited edition with 40 additional illustrations which is now extremely rare. Remarkably the tipped in plates are included as an appendix to the regular book consisting of nothing …


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Art Deco Font Collection

Art Deco Font Collection

Our Art Deco font collection includes a remarkable selectiion of fonts from the design movements of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on the kinds of fonts which were generally associated with the decorative arts movement which developed out of the Arts and Crafts movement. Because we already have collections of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau fonts from related periods, …


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Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Walter Crane Decorations Mini-Package

Even when writing essays on socialism and the philosophy of art, Walter Crane was incapable of resisting an opportunity to add some decoration. In his book The Claims of Decorative Art, Crane embellished each chapter with an intricate decorative header featuring neoclassical and mythological scenes in his usual meticulous and detailed style.We’ve taken all of the decorations from the book …


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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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Illuminated Initials from Early Manuscripts

Illuminated Initials from Early Manuscripts

In the mid-19th century Owen Jones undertook to catalog historic design and decoration in phenomenal detail and with exacting thoroughness in a series of beautifully illustrated books. The most famous of these is his Grammar of Ornament, which provides an overview of design and ornament from ancient times to the Renaissance. His next most notable work on historic design is …


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The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

Howard Pyle’s illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott is probably the single greatest expression of book design in the American arts and crafts movement of the late 19th century. This early Pyle work combines his vivid illustrative style with exceptional decoration and lettering into a modern illuminated masterpiece.


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