Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

For years here a the Scriptorium we’ve been developing fonts and collecting unique art which is perfect for Halloween and putting it together into packages which we promote through our Boneyard Fonts site. After 9 years we’ve put together a gruesomely provocative collection of fonts and art, adding new items every year around Halloween. We’re now up to almost 40 fonts, plus art from great masters of the macabre like J. G. Posada, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke. You’ll find everything you need for any Halloween or other horrific design project.


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Fall Single Font Sale

Fall Single Font Sale

As the cool breezes of Fall begin to waft through the trees and even here in Texas we can smell a change in the air with the sudden deluge of elm leaves – prices fall with the leaves – what could be a better deal than a sale on single fonts to start the new season? For three weeks, through …


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Arts & Crafts Collection

Click any font to see a larger sample. The new second edition of our Arts & Crafts font collection features 15 fonts based on designs from the Arts & Crafts movements of the late Victorian period. They are derived from designs from several branches of the movement, and demonstrate the unique aestheitc vision of great designers like William Morris, Charles …


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What’s Going on Here at the Scriptorium

You may have noticed a lack of new fonts and new packages here over the last few weeks. The reason for this is that we have been involved in a massive site upgrade, particularly focusing on our ordering and delivery section. This has consumed a lot of our resources and has made it impractical to put new material online. That …


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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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Modern Poster Fonts

Modern Poster Fonts

Because the modern era of design draws on so many past traditions, it’s hard to nail down a selection of fonts and label them as essentially modern. To research our modern fonts collection we looked at nightclub posters from the 80s and 90s, popular advertising of the period, and tried to pick out fonts which fit the design styles of that period or were based on hand lettering from that period. The result is an eclectic set of 12 fonts which have the look and feel of the last decade and a half or so.


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Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

If you are not following us on Instagram you are missing way too many interesting nuggets of design history and ideas. Follow us at http://www.instagram.com/fontcraft/ It’s a great platform for posting and sharing images and we’ve been putting a lot of work in progress and source material research graphics on Instagram for people to share. If you want to get …


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Spring Single Fonts Sale

Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licóur Of which vertú engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne, And …


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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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Join the Font Club!

Join the Font Club!

As a Spring special, we’re offering a one-time discount on new and renewal memberships in our Font Club. The Font Club is a unique subscription service where you get the complete versions of each of our featured new font releases as they are released, including both the True Type and Postscript Versions for Windows and MacOS. Best of all you …


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April Fools Recap

In most years (except this one) we try to amuse with some sort of April Fools prank.  This year Easter seems to have intervened and we have no prank to play, but here are some past examples preserved as best we could. 1998 April Fools Page 1999 April Fools Page. 2000 April Fools Page. 2001 April Fools Page. 2002 April …


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Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

In the early 20th century, before the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the Art Nouveau movement crept into the failing empire by way of Alphons Mucha and the Slavic Folk Art movement in Czechoslovakia. Russian artists picked up on the ideas of these movements and began producing new styles of art for a growing commercial marketplace, combining elements of traditional …


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Celtic Font and Art Collections

Celtic Font and Art Collections

he Celts have been acclaimed for their remarkable artistic legacy – far more substantial than that of other ancient societies of Western Europe. They left behind a fascinating tradition of visual and literary art,and can be credited with the preservation of culture and literacy in Western Europe after the fall of Rome. Their imprint is strongest in the British Isles …


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Letterpress Font Collection

Letterpress Font Collection

Click any font to see more. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing, using letters carved into wooden blocks or cut from a rubbery material and attached to the blocks and then printed as a whole page composed of multiple elements. Today it is used primarily for poster printing by presses like Hatch Show Prints …


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Retrofuturist Fonts

Retrofuturist Fonts

Our work on fonts from the 1920s and 1930s has focused a lot on Arts and Crafts and Art Deco fonts, but in parallel with those movements, there was a lot of innovation in more mass market design, much of it found in pulp magazines, especially pulp science fiction magazines which had a real renaissance in that period. These pulp …


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Silent Film Font Collection

Silent Film Font Collection

In our article on the fonts in the recent silent film The Artist we identified a number of our fonts which were similar in style to the period fonts in the film and historic films of that era. It seemed logical that we collect these fonts from the 1920s into a coherent package, especially since few of them are included …


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