Rackham Italic in Brian Froud’s <i>Faeries Tales</i>

Rackham Italic in Brian Froud’s Faeries Tales

Venerable fantasy artist Brian Froud has a new book out called Faeries Tales which, unsurprisingly, consists of illustrated stories about different kinds of faeries. It carries on the tradition set by his other books like Trolls, Faeries and The Goblins of Labyrinth providing great illustrations along with fictionalized backstories of the characters. It’s a visual treat and would make a …


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Gloriana on H2Ocean Packaging

Gloriana on H2Ocean Packaging

My teenaged daughter got a piercing for her birthday and she absolutely insisted that she must have something called H2Ocean to keep the piercing clean while it heals. We trekked off to the local mall to buy some of this magic elixir at Hot Topic (at what I later learned was 70% over retail), because only it has the necessary …


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Bulwark Font

Bulwark Font

Bulwark is a more unusual selection from our collection of recently acquired old German letterpress fonts. It is very much in the constructivist style, called Bauhaus in Germany. The letters are large and blocky and many are filled in so they are completely solid. The overall result is eye-catching and very bold.


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Kindle eBooks Store

Kindle eBooks Store

We have a growing collection of eBooks available on Amazon, including both facsimile reprints of classic art books and also some game books which we published back in the 80s and 90s. You’ll find some very cool items there at very reasonable prices. Note that these eBooks are also available direct from us as part of appropriate packages, but you can also order them as stand alone items through Amazon.


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Under Construction Sale

Under Construction Sale

For the next few days – maybe as much as a week – our site will be undergoing a fairly radical transformation as we implement an entirely new theme with new features and a radically different look.


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Top Hits Font Sale

As we did last year, we have compiled figures on font sales through all of our outlets and here are the results for our best selling fonts for the year.  Three fonts from last year made it in – Scurlock, Captain Kidd and last year’s top seller Albemarle. If you have confidence in the judgment of others, then you should …


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Font Sampler from the Ukraine in 1930

Font Sampler from the Ukraine in 1930

I was exploring the listings on eBay recently and stumbled onto a listing for a book of sample type designs from the Ukraine, published in 1930. The images on eBay were not that informative, but I was intrigued, so I ordered it. It took quite a while for the book to get here from the Ukraine, but when it arrived …


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Stop CISA Design

Stop CISA Design

From time to time I get to do some creative design work for political causes, especially in opposition to efforts to expand cybersurveillance and give the NSA access to your personal information on the internet. This week is the drive to stop CISA, which would make Facebook, Google and even your ISP accomplices in these intrusive government efforts.  It’s a …


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New Fonts of 2014

New Fonts of 2014

Every year we release a number of new fonts, and at the end of the year we collect them all together and release them as a collection at a great discount price.

Through some oversight at the end of 2013 we failed to release our annual collection of new fonts. That means we have a chance to make up for it this year with a special release of a collection covering two years of new font releases.


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Holiday Feature: Walter Tittle’s Colonial Holidays

This Christmas we’re making available an unusual collection of Christmas images by outstanding American book illustrator and decorator Walter Tittle, an artist most known for his seasonal works.


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Blue Genie Art Bazaar in Austin

A few years ago I wrote a review of Blue Genie Art Bazaar in Austin. Blue Genie is still there and going stronger than ever, in fact this year they’ve added additional space and a bunch of new artists. and in just a few years it has come to offer some real competition to Austin’s classic Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.


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New Font: Sternhagen

Sternhagen is a classically attractive font with a modernized gothic look which combines traditional elements from the high middle ages with a bit of Art Deco style. It will eventually be part of our Gothic Fonts Collections, but for now it is available singly.Sternhagen has a complete upper and lowercase character set and a number of special characters. It should …


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