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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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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Eastside Round Graffiti Font

Eastside Round Graffiti Font

BUY NOW         Eastside Round is based on unique graffiti tagging samples from Washington, DC – found mostly on trashcans and electrical equipment boxes.  They have been regularized and regimented enough to be readable without losing the hand painted character of the letters. It has some charming and unusual features while looking very natural and kind of …


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Allencon Font

Allencon Font

BUY NOW         Allencon is a calligraphic font based on an interpretation of 6th century Ostrogothic Italian calligraphy.  It make a great, bold alternative to all of the too-popular swashy calligraphy fonts.  Very readable and visually appealing. Allencon has a full set of upper and lower case characters, numbers and punctuation and some special characters and swashes. …


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Backsplash – A New Font

Backsplash – A New Font

BUY NOW     Backsplash is a unique original calligraphic font based on quirky left-handed lettering.  Nothing fancy, with a bit of a graffiti flavoring to it and a lot of interesting variations to the character forms. Backsplash has a full set of regular characters, numbers and punctuation. There is no demo version of Backsplash, but you can see samples …


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Montgisard Font

Montgisard Font

There are certain design concepts which deserve more than one exploration. One of those is the combination of gothic elements with more more traditional Roman-style lettering. Classic font designer and calligrapher Rudolph Koch liked the idea as demonstrated in our Koch Gothic font. The idea of combining Roman capitals with a gothic lowercase is the basis of our new Montgisard …


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Architextura – A New Font

Architextura – A New Font

BUY NOW Architextura is a stylish and practical font based on hand lettering in the style used by architects and engineers on drawings and blueprints. It has a calligraphic quality to it, because it is based on hand drawn letters using a calligraphy pen, but the end result is very readable and very regular. Architextura includes full upper and lower …


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John Speed Font Collection

John Speed Font Collection

To our great shame we have neglected and overlooked the collection of John Speed calligraphic fonts which we released in 2001. This great set of 3 fonts is based on 17th century cartographer’s calligraphy takes from examples in the maps of British cartographer John Speed. The collection includes three original fonts, John Speed, John Speed Ornamental and John Speed Lowercase. …


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New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

BUY NOW   Peacock Pie is a new font based on the original lettering of legendary illustrator W. Heath Robinson from the 1923 edition of Peacock Pie, a collection of poems for children by Walter de la Mare. For this book Robinson did extensive illustrations and designed custom chapter headings and a custom frontispiece using this unique calligraphic style. We …


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Scrawlies 2.0 – A Sloppy Handwritten Font Revised

Scrawlies 2.0 – A Sloppy Handwritten Font Revised

Scrawlies was originally released in 2000 based on our lead designer’s wretched natural handwriting from when he was teaching college.  His handwriting may have gotten worse since then, but we preserved it in all its glory as it was then. This new 2.0 version of Scrawlies features and advanced and expanded character set with foreign language characters, plus a bold …


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Altenburg: Featured Font

Altenburg: Featured Font

<Altenburg was one of our early font releases, back in 1997. It has been revised several times since then with characters added and various improvements. Our attention was drawn to it by a customer so we decided it was due for a re-release with a few more revisions. It is based on samples of early medieval hand lettering from carved …


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Wildhand Graffiti Font

Wildhand Graffiti Font

< BUY NOW TRY DEMO Wildhand is a font based on samples of calligraphic grafitti taken from urban locations. It is typical of some of the more legible lettering styles used by taggers in the 1990s. Wildhand is a good starter graffiti font. It features a full A-Z character set plus a lowercase set of characters with variant shapes and …


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Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New. It is stylistically similar to our Allegheny font, but cleaner and clearer. It has characteristic clubbed ascenders on many of the lowercase letters, and alternate versions of a large selection of characters. It’s …


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Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

Almanac – New Font from Eric Sloane

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We seem to be having a week focused on Eric Sloane, so a featured font based on his characteristic lettering designs seems like a must, and conveniently we didn’t have a font yet based on his more formal italic script style, so we went to work and the result is the new Almanac font, based on …


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