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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Elizabethan Script Font Set

Elizabethan Script Font Set

BUY NOW TRY DEMO A major design project has finally come to fruition, a special collection of compatible fonts which form a comprehensive survey of variants of Elizabethan era cursive script lettering. This set consists of four fonts which include at least four variant forms of every upper and lower case character, all stylistically compatible so you can mix and …


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Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Humanistic script fonts are always popular, especially for invitations, menus and addressing envelopes. We have several other examples in our collection, including Abdiel and Hanes Italic, both of which can also be found in our Script Fonts Package, but for a recent project a client wanted something similar but different, so we went to our resources …


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Courtrai Medieval Font

Courtrai is one of our early fonts, released back in 1996, and more than due for an update. It is based on samples of medieval calligraphy from France in teh late 13th century in a distinctive and unusual style. It is named after a town on the Flemish border where famous as the location of the Battle of the Golden …


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Belsize: New Font

Belsize: New Font

There are never enough stylish, bold, script fonts. Now there is one more with the release of our new Belsize font.

Belsize is based on a sample of calligraphic design from the 1930s by the Hunt brothers – the sign painters not the wealthy Texans who tried to corner the silver market in the 1980s. The font has some neat features, including custom spacing and kerning to make the lowercase characters link together beautifully.


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Baraquiel: Featured Font

Baraquiel: Featured Font

Baraquiel is based on an interesting style of calligraphic script we found in a turn-of-the-century magazine ad. It is much more acutely slanted than most scripts, and has pretty dramatic variations in weight. Nonetheless it has high readability and works well in combination with many of our text fonts, particularly Evadare and Albemarle. Baraquiel also makes an excellent chalk-board style …


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Gothic Fonts Collection

Gothic Fonts Collection

Our gothic font collection is a compilation of our most interesting fonts based on gothic type and late medieval calligraphy. It covers the range from the historical styles in which gothic printing had its inspiration to the ornate heights of complex gothic fonts from 19th century Germany. This includes fonts in the style sometimes called ‘Old English’, as well as …


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Joyeuse: A Christmas Font

Joyeuse: A Christmas Font

Joyeuse is one of our earlier fonts, based on a 1920s design derived from William Morris’ Troy Type. It was one of the first fonts we included in our Holiday Fonts and Art package and one of our first Master Fonts and has been a staple of Christmas Card design for years. This new version of Joyeuse includes some revisions …


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Jessie M. King Font

Jessie M. King Font

Back in 2003 we did a font based on the lettering of arts and craft artist and book designer Jessie M. King, and it became sort of an orphan font. Although it had many neat features and an interesting look, we never really did anything further with it and it didn’t get the recognition or exposure that it should have.


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Venturi: New Font

Venturi: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Venturi is an attractive and versatile font based on advertising caption lettering from the 1940s. It flows nicely and has some interesting quirks and variant characters. Venturi includes both a regular and bold weight. Stylistically it is somewhat reminiscent of our Albemarle font, and would work well in combination with it. You can try the DEMO …


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Platthand Font

BUY NOW Platthand is a font based on examples of lettering drawn from Elizabethan period maps. The upper case letters are embellished with extremely ornate flouishes, very dramatic. Many alternate flourished versions of the characters are also included. The lower case characters are not embellished to maintain a little sanity. Platthand is included in our Colonial Fonts package and also …


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