Better Font Choices for the Holidays

Better Font Choices for the Holidays

You’re not going to use Helvetica or Times Roman for your holiday cards are you? What could be more generic or empty? The holidays need style, panache and a personal touch. You need fonts for cards and family newsletters which weren’t picked by a committee at Microsoft. So here are some fun and stylish suggestions. First off, any holiday card …


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Dromon Font

Dromon has been one of our most popular and most successful display fonts. It’s a modern, super-bold headline style with some clear ancestry in German gothic type design, but a unique and contemporary look. This new release of Dromon includes additional characters and improved outlines. It’s crisper and cleaner and excellent for many uses. The RV dealer at the end …


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Zothique Font in Tim Burton’s “Tragic Toys”

We’ve recently been doing much work on our Dark Shadows font project, and it’s encouraging to be reminded that there is an ongoing association of our fonts with various Tim Burton projects. This is evident most recently in the selection of our classic Zothique font as the style for Tim Burton’s name in the packaging and promotional materials for the …


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Paleos Font

We originally released Paleos back in 2002. It was inspired by kinds of titles used for B grade movies in the cavegirl/junglegirl genre. Movies so bad that they’re good in a way that appeals to cult movie fans. The concept is that the characters should look crudely hand-carved and kind of prehistoric – perfect for a poster featuring a girl …


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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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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: Mephisto

Mephisto is one of our more popular classic fonts. It was designed in the mid-90s and has gone through a couple of updates, but it was past due for being revisited and thoroughly revised. This new version includes more unique arcane alternate characters and improved outlines and tweaked proportions on some of the characters. It’s cleaner and better looking than …


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Featured Font: Rosalinde

Rosalinde was first released in 1999 and it was one of our first attempts at an informal handwriting-style font. It is a bit more than just a regular handwriting font. It has some stylized characteristics and unusual character forms which give it a really unique overall appearance. I’ve always thought of it as a great font for doing a page …


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Gloriana Font

Gloriana was originally released in 1999 based on samples of hand lettering in an illustated 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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Featured Font: Vafthrudnir

With the upcoming release of Marvel’s Thor movie, things viking are all trendy right now. The movie features a rather uninspiring font choice for its title design, so I looked through our Viking Fonts and Art collection for what I thought would be the best choice for titles on a movie about the hammer-wielding thunder god, and the obvious choice …


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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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Ulalume Font

Ulalume was one of our earliest text fonts. It was originally designed in 1993 and then substantially modified in 1996, but since that time it was kind of allowed to languish in our back catalog with little attention, which was a shame because there is always a need for stylish text fonts with strongly contrasting weights, and the ultra thin …


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