Aesop’s Fables by Charles Folkard

Aesop’s Fables by Charles Folkard

Our latest mini-package is a collection of beautiful art by Charles Folkard from his illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables.  Folkard was an English illustrator who many see as the successor to Arthur Rackham, though he has not become as famous.  His Aesop’s Fables was published in 1912 and is one of his outstanding pre-war works.  He was known for his …


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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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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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Faerie Fonts and Art

Faerie Fonts and Art

Way back in the 1990s we put together a guide page called “Fairy Lands Forlorn” which focused on all the fonts and art we had collected which fit a fairytale theme. Like all things on the web in the 1990s it was not terribly well organized, and although it was popular, we never really did what we should have done with the concept, which is make it into a coherent package of fairy themed fonts and art. Well, now we have!


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Tales from Shakespeare – Charles Folkard

Tales from Shakespeare – Charles Folkard

Charles Folkard was an outstanding illustrator of the early 20th century, best known for his fairtale illustrations and his illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio. One particularly cool lesser known work is Folkard’s set of illustrations for an edition of Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare.  This particular edition of the classic, includes illustrations from 8 of the most famous …


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Charles Folkard Grimm Mini-Package

It’s been a while since we released any new art from our collection of fairytale books illustrated by Charles Folkard. So it’s about time we make available this collection of his illustrations for Grimm’s Fairy Tales. This mini-package includes 8 beautifully drawn and colored images from stories by the Brothers Grimm. In addition to illustrations from well known stories like …


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New Font: Folkard Caption

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Our original Folkard font has achieved near legendary status as one of the most interesting calligraphic title fonts of the contemporary era.  It has been enormously popular and appeared on movie titles, book covers, t-shirts and games.  However it is not the only style of lettering which early 20th century illustrator Charles Folkard used.  …


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Old Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose! When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Mother Goose had a house, ‘Twas built in a wood, An owl at the door For a porter stood. She had a son Jack, A plain-looking lad, He was not very good, Nor yet very bad. She sent him to market, A …


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Folkard Font featured in Bard’s Tale

Bard’s Tale is a venerable computer game which has gone through many versions and updates. In its latest incarnation as a multiplayer roleplaying game App for tablets and smartphones it has gone through a look and feel upgrade, and part of that upgrade is new title graphics which (like so many other fantasy themed games) feature our Folkard Font prominently. …


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Folkard Appearing in The Woman in Black

My daughters persuaded me to join them for a trip to see Daniel Radcliffe in the new version of The Woman in Black and although I certainly enjoyed seeing a new film which was very much in the Hammer Films tradition, a pleasant bonus surprise was discovering that our Folkard font makes an uncredited appearance in the film. The movie …


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