Trollhjem – A New Font

Trollhjem – A New Font

BUY NOW       I recently acquired some copies of the Swedish Art Nouveau style magazine Bland Tomtar och Troll, with great illustrations by artists like Gustav Tenngren and John Bauer.  It also features some interesting lettering which I used as the basis for designing the new Trollhjem font. Bland Tomtar och Troll is a rather rare magazine, but …


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Graffiti Tag Fonts Collection

Graffiti Tag Fonts Collection

The cutting edge of contemporary calligraphy is on the back alleys, traincars and abandoned buildings of the cities of the world in the form of graffiti. Graffiti has evolved beyond crude drawings and “Kilroy is here” to become a serious art form, both as images and as lettering.  There are numerous distinctive calligraphic styles, elaborative decorative letterijng and often associated …


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Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW   Lenore is based on samples of lettering from an American history textbook from the early 1900s.  Admittedly that’s a bizarre place to find Art Nouveau lettering but it shows the interesting dissemination of artistic movements. It makes an interesting display or title font and has a complete character set with variant characters on many of the lowercase …


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Featured Font: Andrano

Featured Font: Andrano

Once again I have fallen under the influence of my fashion conscious teenage daughter, who tells me that I absolutely must produce more “shabby chic” fonts like the trendy scrapbookers and hip fashion label designers use. On showing her examples this turns out to mean more circus style fonts with wide ascenders and decoration. We did this dance once before …


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Covid-19: A Viral Font

Covid-19: A Viral Font

BUY NOW             Covid-19 is the font of the hour.  Any really trendy disease needs a stylish font to embody its essence and help it build a following.  Who could forget the classic gothic branding of the Black Death font or the unique skeletal style of the Rickets font? Like those classics we feel confident …


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Fonts for eBooks

Fonts for eBooks

  More and more literature – newspapers to magazines to novels and even comic books – is being consumed primarily in digital format.  People are using iPads and Kindles and even smartphones to read what they used to read on paper.  There have even been studies that suggest that people are actually reading more than they used to because of …


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Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

BUY NOW       Dorothy Q is our fourth font based on calligraphy by legendary illustrator Howard Pyle.  It joins our Buccaneer, Pyle Initials and Pyle Gothic fonts to form a sort of a set. We also have an extensive collection of Pyle images available. Dorothy Q is based on lettering Pyle did for a historical memoir and poem …


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Falmouth Font

Falmouth Font

This Falmouth font is named after a seaport in romantic Cornwall. Falmouth is an Art Deco style font with some characteristics in common with fonts from our Art Nouveau package and our Modern and Futuristic font packages. It even resonates with Artys & Crafts fonts like Semiramis and Advertising Gothic. It’s heavy and stylized and includes drop-initial variants of the …


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The Fonts of 2019

The Fonts of 2019

Every year we release a number of new fonts, and at the start of the next year we collect them all together and release them as a collection at a great discount price. That time has come again. 2019 was not our most productive year, but we did release 15 new fonts and some of them are very interesting. These …


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Hotel Gassner – German Art Nouveau Font

Hotel Gassner – German Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW   Hotel Gassner is a font based on the lettering on a poster for a Munich hotel, restaurant and cafe from 1906. It was a popular enough venue that a huge new hotel was built with the same name in the late 1900s. The font includes a full upper case character set plus small caps and punctuation. It’s …


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Sketchy – A New Graffiti Font

Sketchy – A New Graffiti Font

BUY NOW       As you can see from the accompanying graphic, which is a weird collage of burlesque kitsch and paranoid constructivism, Sketchy is a pretty unusual font. It is based on hand lettered graffiti samples from the 1980s, just the kind of thing you would find in xeroxed collage-style punk-rock club posters. Sketchyhas includes a full upper …


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Walter Crane Initials and Ornaments

It has taken a lot of hours of development, but we finally have our promised Walter Crane Initials font. Or should I say FOUR fonts, because in the process of developing the font it turned out that we ended up with more than we bargained for. One reason that there are four fonts is that there was so much material …


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Chanson Deco – A New Font

Chanson Deco – A New Font

BUY NOW         There are other type foundries out there, but few of them go to such lengths to research obscure lettering styles and develop them into full and usable fonts. Our new Chanson Deco font is a great example of this. It is based on samples of hand lettering from a set of sentimental sheet music …


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Koller Corners, a Forgotten Font

Koller Corners, a Forgotten Font

Koller Corners is a set of printers ornaments and borders based on late 19th century designs. We originally released it as a promotional font in 2018 to our Instagram followers, but it is now available for general purchase. Each character is a unique different decorative emblem or corner in an Art Nouveau style and they can be combined to make …


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Cafe Corso, A New Jugendstil Art Nouveau Font

Cafe Corso, A New Jugendstil Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW                 It’s been a while since we did any new Art Nouveau or Jugendstil fonts, but we recently hit on a trove of old posters from the 1890s and early 1900s in Germany, including ones with lots of lettering from Munich and Berlin.  Munich Jugendstil is pretty well known, but the …


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Windlass Font Featured in Disney’s “Onward”

Windlass Font Featured in Disney’s “Onward”

We get awfully excited when our fonts appear in popular movies, and it happened again.  Our Windlass font appears in the trailers for the new Disney kids move “Onward” as the primary title font.  Some examples are provided to the right. Windlass has been one of our most popular fonts for all sorts of uses, from Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” …


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