Sprite: Classic Font

Sprite: Classic Font

I was out to dinner for my daughter’s birthday and we went to a nice restaurant in downtown Austin called Boticelli’s. Much to my surprise the logo of the restaurant was strangely familiar. It was in our Sprite font, shown to the right. In this new edition we have improved the kerning and spacing, expanded alternate characters and added a …


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Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Pyle Gothic is based on lettering designed by Howard Pyle, from his Adventures of Robin Hood and King Arthur and His Knights. It combines elements of calligraphy and a simulation of primitive printing techniques. The original characters were carved into wood blocks from which the black and white illustrations with captions were printed.


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Classic Font: Wolfram

Classic Font: Wolfram

Wolfram is a great example of early 20th century type design.  It is bold and intended for use in posters and signage, but it has rough outlines for a mock antique look.  It also has an unusually wide footprint for a very striking look.We originally produced Wolfram in the mid-90s, and it has been somewhat revised and expanded since them.  …


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Classic Font: Phaeton

Classic Font: Phaeton

Phaeton is one of our earliest Art Nouveau designs, a lovely example of period title lettering based on French samples. This new release has some significant improvements to the outlines and additional characters added to the basic set. You can find Phaeton in our Art Nouveau Collection or order it individually as a single font. It takes its name from …


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Classic Font: Boneyard

Classic Font: Boneyard

I don’t know what came over me one Halloween, but I couldn’t get the idea of dancing skeletons out of my head. The classic dance of death, but a bit more expressive, with the skeletons working together to form the letters of a font. This resulted in the design for the Bonyeard font, where each letter is made up of …


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Featured Font: Roughwork

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Roghwork is a unique font which combines a decoarative upper case character set with a simple set of lowercase characters. Designed primarily for use in titles and posters, the uppercase characters are based on samples of hand-drawn master designs for a set of roman-style capitals, with the guide and measurement lines included, showing how …


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Featured Font: Iphegenia

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Iphegenia was one of our early designs, a creative advertising script font with a modern, hand-drawn look but regular character forms and a nice even line to it. It has high readability despite its decorative look and works well in combination with a variety of other fonts. The demo version of Iphegenia with a …


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Classic Font: Reynard

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Reynard is a classic font based on hand lettering from the decorative frontispiece of a book of French fairytales published in the 1890s.  It looks like a combination of art nouveau lettering and stylized Celtic calligraphy. Since we first released it in 2001 it has been fairly popular, particularly for use in commercial packaging, …


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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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Featured Font: Quicksilver

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Quicksilver was designed as one of the original featured fonts included in our Psychedelic Fonts Package. It was developed into a full font from a sample of lettering from Quicksilver Messenger Service’s live album Summer of ’68 and posters for shows associated with it at the Fillmore and other clubs. The original lettering was …


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Featured Font: Slava

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Slava is based on lettering by legendary Art Nouveau master Alphons Mucha from his later post-Parisian period when he returned to Prague and did a lot of design work in support of the slavic nationalist movement. The letter forms still have many of the characteristics of his theatrical posters from the 1890s, but some …


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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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Featured Font: Orphiel

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Script fonts can be a real challenge to design, especially when they are designed to have interconnecting characters which require exacting kerning and character positioning.  When we first developed Orphiel we did a lot of kerning work on it, but despite a generally pleasing appearance, there were some inconsistencies in the kerning which were …


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Featured Font: Malagua

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Malagua was originally released in 1999 and has been revised several times since then, culminating in this new release with improved weighting and additional special characters. MAlagua is based on examples of rough hand lettering from the 17th century. It has characteristics in common with some of our other colonial period fonts like Allegheny, Queensland and …


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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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