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 Fonts

Art Fonts

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments or artistic marginalia used to fill space on a page and break up large blocks of type. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like letter type.


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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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2016 Font and Art Sampler

2016 Font and Art Sampler

                        Every year we put out a special sampler package of the fonts and art which we released or revised in the previous year at a very low introductory price. It’s a great way to try out some of our products. Now it’s time to release the sampler for 2016, with a great selection of recent font and art releases. …


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Art Nouveau Font Collection

Art Nouveau Font Collection

Our venerable Art Nouveau Font Collection is going to be going through some changes in the near future, with some of the content being split out and added to other collections to make our new French Art Nouveau, Victorian Fonts and Art and Secessionist Fonts and Art packages. This is your last chance to order the full package in this format before it is phased out.


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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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Join the Font Club!

Join the Font Club!

As a special offer to for the season, 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. …


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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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Fonts for Frankenstein

Fonts for Frankenstein

So you’re all broken up about the recent death of classic horror comic artist Bernie Wrightson and you want to make a tribute web page to his memory. Of course, since Wrightson is best known for his Frankenstein! Alive! series (and Swamp Thing, of course) you want it to have a Frankenstein theme. Or maybe you like the classic James …


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Steampunk Fonts and Textures

Steampunk Fonts and Textures

Click on any font below to view a larger sample.           One of our most interesting recent releases is our Steampunk Fonts and Texture collection. It’s a new set of fonts, many of which are new or in no previous collection, plus more than 20 original high-resolution metallic textures. It’s everything you need to create unique …


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Walter Crane’s <i>The Shepheard’s Calender</i>

Walter Crane’s The Shepheard’s Calender

Another of Walter Crane’s interesting decorated books is his edition of Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Shepheard’s Calender. It’s not as well known as Spenser’s The Faerie Queen which Crane also illustrated, but it has excellent illustrations and a particularly outstanding set of emblems with latin mottos which accompany the main illustrations. It also has a great frontispiece, decorative endpapers …


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Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

In the late 19th century there was an artistic Renaissance in southern Germany, led by the artists and designers of the Jugendstil movement in the area around Munich. While Jugendstil artists like Arnold Bocklin are often thrown in with the French Art Nouveau artists of the same period, their art was stylistically original and focused on Germanic themes and mythology. …


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