Cymbeline: Revised Font

Cymbeline: Revised Font

BUY NOW Cymbeline was one of our earliest font designs and has been fairly popular over the years, but some of the shortcomings of the font came to our attention after seeing the font on a book cover, so we decided to work it over and see if we could produce an improved version, while preserving the calligraphic look of …


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New Font: Merguez

New Font: Merguez

Merguez is a hand lettered font in the tradition of Speedball freehand calligraphy, but with some unusual florishes. It makes an excellent alternative to boring informal hand lettering fonts like Comic Sans.It includes a full upper and lower case character set, plus numbers and punctuation. We picked the name for it from the popular French sausage made from lamb and spices, which you have to admit it kind of looks like.


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New Font: Sternhagen

Sternhagen is a classically attractive font with a modernized gothic look which combines traditional elements from the high middle ages with a bit of Art Deco style. It will eventually be part of our Gothic Fonts Collections, but for now it is available singly.Sternhagen has a complete upper and lowercase character set and a number of special characters. It should …


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Days of Yore Font in Development

Those who follow our new releases may have noticed that things have slowed down substantially in the last few months. The main reason why we haven’t had a new font release and other activity is slowed is that we’re working on a monstrous new font project which we are calling Days of Yore. It’s based on samples of lettering from …


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Hesperides Font on TV in Sleepy Hollow

In Monday night’s episode of the new TV show Sleepy Hollow Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abbie Mills discover an antique manuscript authored by John Adams which is written in a secret code. Not only is it in code, but it is also written using our Hesperides font, an original font based on lettering from the late colonial period. The plot …


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Featured Font: Sepultura

Featured Font: Sepultura

It’s Halloween season so it seems essential to feature a horror font and Sepultura is a stand-out choice. It combines extreme and stylized gothic calligraphy with special embellishments with a unique supernatural theme, like the devil-tail swashes and strategically placed decorative skulls.


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Zothique Featured on DeVotchka Cover

Indie Rock band DeVotchka has developed a devoted audience for their eclectic ethnic rock music with its roots in Spanish and Gypsy traditions. While they aren’t huge in the mass market, they have done very well with notable collaborations with artists like Bob Dylan and songs featured on major movie soundtracks. They’re known for their clever poster and album cover …


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Featured Font: Bilitis

  BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Bilitis is an original “brush script” style font we designed for a project back in 1998 and released then with some success.  It has a strong visual appeal with rough hewn character forms which are very unusual.  In this new release we’ve also added a larger selection of alternate character forms and ligatures …


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Classic Font: Zothique

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Zothique is one of our most unusual decorative calligraphy fonts.  It is based on original hand lettering with a fanciful, flourished style which is charming and whimsical.  The font includes a large selection of alternative decorative characters and special characters and swashes. Zothique was first released way back in 1998 and has gone through several revisions …


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Froissart Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Our Froissart font was first released in 2000 as part of our Medieval Fonts and Art package.  It is an accurate recreation of the Littera Bastarda calligraphic style which was popular in the 14th and 15th centuries as gothic styles were losing popularity and there was a demand for something less formal and easier to write …


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Engrossing Font

Engrossing Font

Engrossing is one of our earliest fonts, originally released in the early 1990s. It is based on one of the very first examples of printed type in a script style. The historic source design was derived from common 17th century calligraphy, simplified for conversion to type and it became the precursor of all of the other styles of script fonts. …


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Chaillot Font

Chaillot is based on 12th century gothic calligraphy which has some characteristics of early black letter calligraphy and stylistic holdovers from late Carolingian lettering. It is a very bold and distinctive calligraphic style with unusual decorations and flourishes. Chaillot is one of our oldest fonts and was originally released in 1994. This updated version has additional characters and replaces the …


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New Font: Leodegar

Leodegar is based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering. The characters draw on the minuscule calligraphic tradition, but are a bit more decorative and somewhat whimsical. They occupy an appealing position somewhere between calligraphy and decorative initials, perfect for titles which need a dark age look or for low-impact initials in an antique looking document. The name of …


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Serenissima Font

Serenissima takes its name from a nickname for the city of Venice which means “The Serene One.” It’s a particularly inappropriate name considering what a huge and absolutely unserene effort went into the creation of this digital version of the lovely sample of 16th century lettering which it is based on. Serenissima may be the most demanding design I’ve worked …


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Elsene Font

Elsene is a new font based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck, obviously taking its name from her middle name. It’s based on her lettering and initials from the book Knocks Witty and Wise. A companion set of illustrations will be available soon. With Elsene you really get several fonts in one, because it includes multiple …


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Featured Font: Guilford

Guilford is one of several fonts we’ve released based on the hand lettering of classic American artist Eric Sloane. It fits in with the colonial theme of many of his book designs, with an antique, rustic look. It is one of several Sloane fonts included in our Colonial Fonts Collection, along with Bridgeport and QueenslandGuilford features a special custom demo …


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