“Old King Cole’s Book of Nursery Rhymes” by Byam Shaw

“Old King Cole’s Book of Nursery Rhymes” by Byam Shaw

Byam Shaw was an outstanding English illustrator of the Victorian period who specialized in classic literature and fairytales. Unlike other popular illustrators of the period he had a bold, muscular style which emphasizes graphic design elements. Artistically he fits with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale and William Russell Flint, but he has elements of poster design and the …


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Fonts on USB Drives for Christmas

As you may be aware we have been trying to move away from physical delivery of product towards more online downloads, but at Christmas time nothing beats a present you can wrap, put in a stocking and hold in your hands. This attractive marketing option is now available for us because we have produced a limited number of products on …


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The Colonial Fonts Collection

The Colonial Fonts Collection

In our imaginations we associate the colonial period with images of idealism, revolution and adventure. It was a time of great men and ideas and of rogues and villainy. Colonial history has been immortalized tales of pirates, highwaymen, heroes and great statesmen. It was also one of the most fertile periods in the development of type and printed arts. The publishing industry in the American Colonies was energetic and ambitious, publishing all sorts of books, maps and periodicals for a growing literate population.


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Font Preview Video

Font Preview Video

If you ever felt like sitting mindlessly for twenty minutes with your hands tucked in your pockets for warmth (like, for example, you were at FaerieCon) and watching endless fonts scroll by, this is your answer. Previews of over 300 of our fonts are featured in this endless video, so if you have the time and want an introduction to our collection, it’s actually worth a watch.


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Faerie Fonts and Art Package Premiering at Faeriecon!

Faerie Fonts and Art Package Premiering at Faeriecon!

Our new Faerie Fonts and Art package will be priemiering at Faeriecon in Hunt Valley, Maryland, next weekend. We will have a booth to promote the release of the package on a custom designed flash drive as we did with our Walter Crane collection at Typecon. This flash drive edition of the package is the same as the version you …


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Faerie Fonts and Art

Faerie Fonts and Art

Way back in the 1990s we put together a guide page called “Fairy Lands Forlorn” which focused on all the fonts and art we had collected which fit a fairytale theme. Like all things on the web in the 1990s it was not terribly well organized, and although it was popular, we never really did what we should have done with the concept, which is make it into a coherent package of fairy themed fonts and art. Well, now we have!


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Tales from Shakespeare – Charles Folkard

Tales from Shakespeare – Charles Folkard

Charles Folkard was an outstanding illustrator of the early 20th century, best known for his fairtale illustrations and his illustrated editions of Alice in Wonderland and Pinocchio. One particularly cool lesser known work is Folkard’s set of illustrations for an edition of Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare.  This particular edition of the classic, includes illustrations from 8 of the most famous …


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A Special Offer on Our Font Club

A Special Offer on Our Font Club

As a special offer to round out the fall, 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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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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