Paul Woodroffe Christmas Art from “Bethlehem”

Paul Woodroffe Christmas Art from “Bethlehem”

In 1903 noted illustrator Paul Woodroffe produced a decorated, illustrated limited edition of the music composed by Joseph Moorat for Laurence Houseman’s nativity play Bethlehem.  It includes some great decorations and borders with a very seasonally appropriate holly theme.  It’s a great resource for designing Christmas cards and since it’s that time of year we’re making the illustrations and decorations …


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Eric Sloane Fonts at Homestead Fair

Eric Sloane Fonts at Homestead Fair

This weekend I got to visit Homestead Fair and discovered that they have made impressive and appropriate use of our Eric Sloane Fonts. Homestead Fair fair was started by a group of Jesus-loving hippies from New York City who decided to move to Texas in 1969 and create their own version of paradise on earth, which basically means living a …


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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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Holiday Fonts and Art

Holiday Fonts and Art

hatever holiday you celebrate, it’s probably a time of cards and presents and decorations and parties — that means you’re going to need great fonts and art to add elegance and unique flare to your seasonal projects. The Scriptorium Holiday Fonts and Art  collection has the resources you need, including free samples and shareware demos, as well as a selection …


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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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Willy Pogany Borders and Illustrations from Tisza Tales

Willy Pogany Borders and Illustrations from Tisza Tales

Willy Pogany was a highly regarded early 20th century illustrator. He was born in Hungary and became a naturalized American citizen. In addition to illustrating many books and being one of the outstanding pin-up illustrators of the era, he also did set designs for the Metropolitan Opera and worked as an Artistic Director on early Hollywood films. Pogany is best …


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Historic Borders Collection

Historic Borders Collection

One if the best inclusions in our phenomenal collection of images is a set of historic borders from the 15th through 19th centuries which exemplify the height of the art of decoration in printed books as it developed over that period.  These are all borders which were cut in wood or metal to be set with type and they demonstrate …


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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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