Gloriana Font

Gloriana Font

Gloriana was originally released in 1999 based on samples of hand lettering in an illustrated childrens book from the early 1900s. It was one of several conceptually similar fonts we did during that period, including Gaiseric, Rosalinde, Scurlock and Folkard. For some reason Folkard was the big hit of the various fantasy themed fonts we did as part of that …


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Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

Adramalech – Featured Classic Font

BUY NOW     Adramalech is one of our classic font designs, based on a very bold early 20th century sign lettering style and then regularized and developed into a full typeface. This new release version of Adramalech has new secondary characters and custom spacing and kerning as well as foreign language characters for major European languages. Adramalech is excellent …


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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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Ariosto Font – Featured

Ariosto Font – Featured

BUY NOW Ariosto is the very first Art Nouveau font we developed.  It has gone through several versions, because like many of our early fonts there were elements that needed improvement.  Now that it’s a mature font it is much refined and an excellent example of Art Nouveau type design. Ariosto features a full upper and lower case character set, …


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Adresack Font Revised

Adresack Font Revised

Adresack is an original font in an arts and crafts style.  It is one of the first fonts we did – back in 1996 – entirely by construction directly in Fontographer.  It was inspired by  the lettering styles of designers like Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Jessie M. King. The accompanying graphic features an Arts and Crafts style fireplace because that’s …


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Classic Font: Brandywine

Classic Font: Brandywine

Brandywine is one of our favorite older fonts. It’s based on a hand lettering style used by legendary American artist Howard Pyle for a number of his books, including Pepper and Salt and The Lady of Shalott. It’s a uniquely readable style in the Arts and Crafts tradition, with open characters and variations in letter positioning which make it interesting. …


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Acadian Font

Acadian Font

Acadian is based on a classic Victorian-era metal typeface designed by H. H. Thorp in 1883. It is one of our earliest historic typeface digitizations, taken directly from new printed samples made for us from a complete set of the metal type in 1994 by noted type collector Steve Saxe. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with …


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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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Rossetti – A Classic Font Revised

Rossetti – A Classic Font Revised

BUY NOW     We first released the Rossetti font in 1994.  It was originally developed from samples of 19th century type for a book cover design. Since then we’ve seen it in all sorts of uses from packaging for tea to signage at the local farmers market.  The original shareware version has been widely disseminated and has always annoyed …


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Classic Font: Scurlock Updated

Scurlock was originally developed back in 2001 and has been one of our most popular fonts in the fantasy genre since that time. It has been particularly popular for the covers of fantasy novels, with its dramatic and stylized characters. One of the shortcomings of the original version of Scurlock was that it had a set of custom small-caps instead …


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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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Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded

Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded

It’s not easy to define what the future of font design will be, but we can certainly identify fonts which look like something from what we imagine the future to be. Fonts with a high-tech, mechanical look are always considered futuristic, and there are certain styles which have come to be associated with science fiction and other futuristic themes.


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Alecto Font: Featured

Alecto Font: Featured

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Alecto was originally released in 2002 and was one of the fonts developed for our Futuristic Fonts package. It has a unique science fictional look, combining some of the look of an OCR font with pure fantasy elements. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect to see on the side of a spaceship in an …


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Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon is one of our most best-selling fonts, made popular by the bands Bullet for my Valentine and Godsmack. The design originates with a variation on lettering by Alphons Mucha with added details and features which preserve an Art Nouveau look but add a bit of a harder edge to make a perfect horror or heavy metal themed font. Abaddon …


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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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St. Nicholas: Our Favorite Holday Font

St. Nicholas: Our Favorite Holday Font

BUY NOW                           St. Nicholas is our most popular Holiday font. It is based on the title lettering from the early 20th century children’s magazine St. Nicholas, published by the Frederick Warne company, which is perhaps best known for publishing the works of Beatrix Potter. The magazine featured …


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