Design You Own Holiday Cards with Pedro Lemos

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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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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MapMaker Collection

MapMaker Collection

Making functional and attractive maps is a very specialized skill, prized by game designers, roleplayers and artists. To make exceptional maps, you need to have the right tools. Our MapMaker font and art package provide the fonts, textures and emblems which make drawing floorplans and developing stylish world and regional maps a breeze. Our map resources are based on the …


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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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A New Sideline: Fashion Pins

A New Sideline: Fashion Pins

With all the fonts and art we have collected, there are all sorts of opportunities to branch out and use our resources in different formats. Our latest experiment with new formats is a foray in to the world of fashion pins, with a set of pins based on some of our most interesting art. These pins are extremely high quality, …


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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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Medieval Fonts and Art

Medieval Fonts and Art

Click any font to see a larger sample.       he Middle Ages saw calligraphy and book decoration emerge as significant art forms. The demands of church and government administration as well as the birth of popular literature created a huge demand for written documents. Decorative manuscripts began to become popular with a wider audience, courts and governments required …


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The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

The Poster Art of Mig Kokinda

A few years ago I came across some really interesting poster art by Mig Kokinda at Flatstock during SXSW. He’s more known locally in the Austin and San Antonio area for his work as a tattoo artist (currently working at Electric13 in Austin), but his poster art is extraordinary and you can hang it on a wall and enjoy it …


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Meme Font Collection

We’ve put together a very special collection of fonts just for making internet memes and captions. They’re all highly readable and visually striking, mostly sans serif and include upper and lower case fonts. They’re prefect for getting a point accross without using the same old fonts. There are eight fonts in the package, all original designs which you won’t find …


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John Speed Font Collection

John Speed Font Collection

To our great shame we have neglected and overlooked the collection of John Speed calligraphic fonts which we released in 2001. This great set of 3 fonts is based on 17th century cartographer’s calligraphy takes from examples in the maps of British cartographer John Speed. The collection includes three original fonts, John Speed, John Speed Ornamental and John Speed Lowercase. …


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Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

Follow Us on Instagram and Get a Free Font!

We have been having a lot of fun with Instagram and we’d love to have you join us. 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 a look at what we’re doing and …


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Pulp Fonts

Pulp Fonts

In the 1930s there was an explosion of popular literature in the form of pulp novels and magazines, featuring lurid covers and scandalous content in a diversity of genres from suspense to mystery to science fiction to westerns. Pulp novel covers had a distinctive style and that included the use of characteristic lettering styles, and we’ve developed a special collection of fonts which capture the key elements of pulp style.


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Updated: Arabian Nights Fonts and Art Package

Updated: Arabian Nights Fonts and Art Package

Click any font to see a larger sample: The culture of the east entices and allures. From the stony walls of Petra to the fabled spires of ancient Samarkand, the the legend of the great days of Caliphs, Wazirs and brave adventurers outshines the modern era of oil and petty tyrrany. Who would not trade a dozen Saddam Husseins for …


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Art & Symbol Fonts Collection

Art & Symbol Fonts Collection

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments used to fill space on a printed page. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like type.   Modern art fonts are able to reproduce more complex images so they can also draw on the …


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