Nostromo Font

Nostromo Font

Nostromo is based on a sample of early 1900s period advertising lettering with a particularly dramatic personality and a look which really grabs the eye. The font includes all uppercase characters, with some variants, plus the unique feature that if you use the underline key it puts top and bottom rails connecting the characters before and after, creating a very …


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Modern Poster Fonts

Modern Poster Fonts

Because the modern era of design draws on so many past traditions, it’s hard to nail down a selection of fonts and label them as essentially modern. To research our modern fonts collection we looked at nightclub posters from the 80s and 90s, popular advertising of the period, and tried to pick out fonts which fit the design styles of that period or were based on hand lettering from that period. The result is an eclectic set of 12 fonts which have the look and feel of the last decade and a half or so.


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Munchner Carneval – Jugendstil Font

Munchner Carneval – Jugendstil Font

BUY NOW     Munchner Carneval is exactly what its name suggests, a font based on lettering from a poster from a carnival held in Munich in 1905.  The graphic to the right is based on the original poster and suggests a rather hedonistic orgy rather far from what you would expect from Germans of that period. The font is …


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Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

BUY NOW     Adramalech is one of our classic font designs, based on a very bold early 20th century sign lettering style and then regularized and developed into a full typeface. This new release version of Adramalech has new secondary characters and custom spacing and kerning as well as foreign language characters for major European languages. Adramalech is excellent …


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Grammophon – Brutalist German Art Nouveau Font

Grammophon – Brutalist German Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW                 Grammophon is based on German lettering from the Jugendstil Art Nouveau period, but the style is uncharacteristically rough and harsh in appearance, anticipating the Brutalist movement of a later era. The source for the style is an advertising flyer for an early record player from Munich in 1910. Grammophon has …


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Elysian Art Nouveau Font

Elysian Art Nouveau Font

Elysian is an one of our older font designs, based on an Art Nouveau period typeface. It has gone through several versions and improvements and the current version is pretty perfect. Elysian works beautifully for titles and display uses where you want to create an artsy Art Nouveau look. It has a full upper case character set with small caps …


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Join the Font Club!

Join the Font Club!

As a Spring special, 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. Best of all you …


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Kharkov – A Ukrainian Constructivist Font

Kharkov – A Ukrainian Constructivist Font

BUY NOW           The Constructivist Movement in Russia spilled over to other areas an was an important branch of what we now consider Art Deco. It had a particular flowering in the Ukraine in the early 1930s before the region was brutally oppressed by Stalin in 1935. Evidence of the movement survives in photographs of constructivist …


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Classic Font: Valdemar

Classic Font: Valdemar

Valdemar has been very popular for book designs, movies and merchandising. It was selected as the official title font for merchandised products for the Harry Potter movies, but the similarity between the name Valdemar and the character Lord Voldemort is coincidental. The name Valdemar actually comes from a story by Edgar Allan Poe and the font was released before the …


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Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

In the early 20th century, before the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the Art Nouveau movement crept into the failing empire by way of Alphons Mucha and the Slavic Folk Art movement in Czechoslovakia. Russian artists picked up on the ideas of these movements and began producing new styles of art for a growing commercial marketplace, combining elements of traditional …


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Gwionbach, a Font for St. Patrick’s Day

Gwionbach, a Font for St. Patrick’s Day

Gwionbach was inspired by a highly decorated page from an antique Celtic manuscript where a combination of Latin and Celtic letter styles produced an attractive hybrid form with lots of interesting character variations. Imagine the letters in the font outlined, gold filled and with decorative highlights. It also includes some special feature characters like special heavy weight over and underlines. …


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Patriarch Font

Patriarch Font

BUY NOW     Patriarch was one of our earliest calligraphic fonts, based on Russian Church Slavonic lettering, such as you would see in Russian Icons, but with the character forms adapted to the Latin alphabet instead of having true Cyrillic characters. So it is somewhat readable but still has the crazy look of the medieval slavonic characters. Patriarch has …


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Schiller Schrift Font – New

Schiller Schrift Font – New

  BUY NOW     Schiller Schrift is just the kind of font we made our name on when we were starting out. It is an incredibly detailed rendering of an antique calligraphic style with lots of decorative detail and swashes, taken from a German source. Schiller includes a full character set with numbers and punctuation plus lots of alternative …


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Letterpress Font Collection

Letterpress Font Collection

Click any font to see more. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing, using letters carved into wooden blocks or cut from a rubbery material and attached to the blocks and then printed as a whole page composed of multiple elements. Today it is used primarily for poster printing by presses like Hatch Show Prints …


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Monstrous Font

Monstrous Font

It’s time for something new and strange, our new and original Monstrous font. Monstrous is a titling font which offers a striking look and special features which make it truly unique. The characters are stylized and super-bold, but what really sets the font apart is that there are two complete character sets which are complimentary. The upper-case set tapers towards …


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Wanax Font

Wanax Font

  BUY NOW     Once upon a time when he was a graduate student Dave Nalle fooled around with tagging and came up with an original graffiti lettering style. Inevitably he made it into a font and the result is Wanax, which we released but didn’t give much promotion. So now we’re releasing it for real on our website …


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