Classic Font: Vasilisa

Classic Font: Vasilisa

Vasilisa is based on Russian folk art lettering from the pre-revolutionary period. It is included in our original Russian Fonts and Art package. It is very readable in English but also includes elements of Cyrillic lettering. It is evocative of rural Russian life and fits well with the hand crafted peasant wood work of that period. This new version is …


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More from Typecon

I’m back at Typecon and things are in full swing now. There was a long but fascinating keynote presentation from Tobias Frere-Jones last night on type as security in banknotes. It was the main entertainment for the evening and went on an on for a bit. I actually had to cut out before I could ask my question – “Why …


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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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Walter Crane: Aladdin’s Picture Book

Walter Crane produced a series of small pamphlets in the 1890s based on popular fairy tales, done in large format with 6 pages of illustrations and about an equal number of pages of text. They were rather like the 19th century equivalent of comic books, in the same vein as what Howard Pyle was doing across the Atlantic at the …


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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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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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Numi Tea Featuring Rackham Font

We often feature products which use our fonts in their packaging or content, but most of the time those are printed products like books and games. One very different example of our fonts in use which we found recently was in the packaging of Numi brand teas, which have been using our Rackham font as their logo font for about …


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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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In Development: Crane Initials Font

One of our upcoming fonts is the result of an interesting project, developing original initials based on designs by Walter Crane. We recently acquired an obscure edition of French tales of Reynard the Fox illustrated by Crane with a series of square black and white illustrations of forest animals. They were just the right size and shape for the backgrounds …


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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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Diomedes Font

Once again we are calling on the classic early 20th century lettering work of J. M. Bergling to produce a new font with a timeless look which combines elements of text and titling styles for a versatile and elegant effect. Diomedes includes a full set of upper and lower case characters plus an interesting selection of alternative lower case characters …


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