New Font: Gelderland

New Font: Gelderland

Gelderland is a new font based on some very old typography, taken from samples of brass type from the early 19th century. It is characterized by its very detailed decorative capital letters, with multiple overlapping flourishes which create an effect almost like a framed decorative initial. The basic style of the upper and lowercase characters is calligraphic in the German …


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Featured Font: Melcheburn

Melcheburn is a really handsome calligraphic font which we first released in 2000 and which has been revised twice since then. It has character forms which are more decorative than classic black letter fonts, with embellished capitals and some decorative variants of selected lowercase characters as well. It stands out with a distinct style which is different from other fonts …


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Featured Font: Vergennes

Vergennes was originally released in 2001 and is a stylish font which combines a simple lower case character set with highly decorative calligraphic initials. It is based on samples of lettering collected in Germany in the early 1900s, though the style of the letters seems more typically French than characteristically German. Vergennes in more complex, but has characteristics in common …


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St. Patrick’s Day Bonus Font: Coverack

Some years ago, while traveling in Cornwall I saw some unique hand lettering on a signboard outside of a pub and later I reconstructed the fanciful Celtic lettering style from memory to produce what became the Coverack font. Coverack is in the tradition of Celtic uncial lettering, but is extra bold and has some fantastical embellishments and special symbol characters.. …


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Alcuin Font

We’re working on a number of projects based on designs by legendary 19th century codicologist Owen Jones, who is most famous for his Grammar of Ornament. One of those projects is his book One Thousand and One Initial Letters from 1864. We have a lovely copy which was originally in the library of a Catholic monastery in England, which adds …


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Classic Font: Gjallarhorn

Gjallarhorn is based on uncial-style lettering by artist Willy Pogany from his titles for Padraig Colum’s classic collection of Scandinavian myths, The Children of Odin. It is reminiscent of runic lettering carved in wood and is evocative of the magic and mystery of Norse mythology. It has various peculiar letter forms, and the font includes two or more different versions …


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New Font: Hadrianus Swash

Hadrianus has been one of our most popular text fonts for a while and it was recently featured here on the site. There has been a lot of demand to expand the features available with Hadrianus beyond the usual bold and italic versions, so this summer we developed something really special, a swashed alternate character set which combines elements of …


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New Font – Woburn Initials

It’s been quite a while since we did an initials font, so here is Woburn, a lovely set of floriate initials based on an early woodblock design which uses late gothic characters and adds nice, clean floral embellishments. Woburn is big and decorative, but the characters are very clear and clean. As a bonus we’ve added a full lowercase character …


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Malvern Font

Malvern is a new Celtic-style font with upper case letters which are an attractive variant on insular minuscule lettering but with a unique lowercase character set which is stylistically compatible but not really part of the Celtic tradition. It fits well with the style of the fonts from our Celtic Fantasy collection, which it will probably eventually be added to. …


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Tangle Font

Tangle is a fun font drawn by hand to have the look of twining vines, reminiscent of a grape arbor in the winter. The inspiration is from my front gate which is twined with an endless tangle of mustang grape vines. It was designed on a whim, but turned out pretty well. It has a full upper and lower case …


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Berenicia Font

I’ve been working on a number of new fonts at the same time, and the first one to pop out in finished form is Berenicia. It’s based on samples of Art Nouveau period advertising lettering, with a custom lower case character set added and the original hand lettered characters cleaned up and regularized. When I first started working on it …


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