Classic Font: Hadrianus

Classic Font: Hadrianus

Hadrianus was developed in 2001 as an addition to our Master Fonts selection of high-end text fonts. It was created to fill the need for a very formal Roman-style font derived from historic Latin lettering. It’s one of our most attractive and readable fonts and includes an expanded character set with foreign language and special characters. It’s also available in …


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Classic Font: Buccaneer

Buccaneer was one of our early font designs, originating way back in 1994 as part of the development of our Howard Pyle Fonts and Art collection. Buccaneer is based on the lettering which Pyle did for the frontispieces of his Book of Pirates and Book of the American Spirit. The lettering style was clearly designed to create the look of …


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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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Classic Font: Albemarle

Since it was first released in 2001, Albemarle has become one of our most popular fonts. Its unique calligraphic features make it stand out from other text fonts, but it remains readable even at small sizes. Best of all, it comes with a great selection of decorative swashes and embellishments including both ornate flourished ascenders for many characters and unique …


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Classic Font: Linthicum

Since I first designed it for a book cover project back in In 2003, Linthicum has been one of my favorite original font designs. Its combination of clear character forms with unusual stylized elements is visually striking and it has an antique look which I find enormously appealing. This is a new, somewhat revised version of Linthicum, which includes not …


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Classic Font: Stonecross

Stonecross has been one of our most popular celtic fonts since it was released back in 1997. It has the look of letters cut in rough stone, reminiscent of the inscriptions on celtic crosses, hence the name. In fact, it was so popular that we also created a companion font with more of a squared uncial look called Newgrange. The …


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Classic Font: Rheingold

We picked Rheingold as our new font re-release because I saw so much of it at the Flatstock 24 show last weekend. Of all of our fonts it showed up on more posters than any other. And seeing it in use brought to mind some shortcomings the font has had since it was first released way back in 1997. The …


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Classic Font: Stuttgart Gothic

Stuttgart Gothic is a super-bold gothic calligraphy font which we first released in 1998. It is based on samples of German poster lettering from the early 20th century, which were in turn based on historical samples from 16th century manuscripts. It’s a very strong font, with lots of ornamental features. For this new release we’ve added some new special characters …


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Classic Font: Gaiseric

We first released Gaiseric back in 1998. It was developed from samples of stylized gothic calligraphy, redrawn freehand in a rough style to give an extra antique look. Stylistically it derives from fonts like our more historic Melusine font, but it has a more fanciful, artistic look. Ths makes it perfect for inclusion in our forthcoming Fairy Fonts and Art …


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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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Classic Font: Moravia

Our Alphons Mucha package was originally released in 1997. One of the most interesting original fonts included in the package was Moravia which was based on poster lettering Mucha did later in his career. We’ve just updated the Mucha package and as a featued font to go with it we’re offering a cleaned up and revised version of Moravia as …


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Font Revision: Pontifica New

Pontifica New is an entirely new version of Michael Scarpitti’s Pontifica font which we originally released back in 1999. Despite its popularity, Michael wasn’t satisfied with his original design and wanted to redo the font to be a more accurate representation of the samples of early gothic lettering on which it was based. He redid all of the outlines from …


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