Classic Font: Stuttgart Gothic

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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Classic Font: Delaguerra

Back in 2001 we were approached by the Santa Barbara Historical Society to develop a new font based on a style of lettering used on inscriptions on a number of historical buildings in downtown Santa Barbara. The result was the Delaguerra font which we named after the street where the historical society and many of the historic buildings are located. …


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Joyeuse Font

Joyeuse is one of our earliest developments of a really high-end font. It is based on samples of early 20th century metal type derived from a popular variant of William Morris’ Troy Typewhich deviated a lot from the original source design, but has much of the same stylish gothic revival look and feel. We originally released Joyeuse in 1992 and …


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Classic Font: Structura

In these hard times it seemed appropriate to harken back to even harder times, so if you feel a yearning to sit in a freezing garret and contemplate the relationship between art and the state, we have the font to use in the poster for your next exhibit of art made from girders and old boilers. Our Structura font is …


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Classic Font: Tuscarora

We first released Tuscarora in the early 90s based on samples of rough hand-drawn poster lettering. It became very popular and ended up being used as the basis of the Beynkales font which was used in the movie Corpse Bride. The original Tuscarora has a more dramatic look than Beynkales and we’ve enhanced this new release with additional alternate characters …


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Melusine Font

Melusine is based on an ornate style of gothic calligraphy used primarily in decorative signs and advertising in Germany around the turn of the century. It has many of the characteristics of a true medieval gothic hand, but is a more elaborate, extreme variaton on the style. It is one of the fonts featured in our Gothic Fonts package. Melusine …


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Classic Font: Evadare Enhanced

Evadare is a stylish text font which we originally released in 2002. It is based on a character set which was hand calligraphed by Rudolf Koch, which take a stylized approach to the idea of a classical Roman-style font. Evadare is both readable and full of personality. For those who are curious about such things, the name of the font comes from a character in Manly Wade Wellman’s classic stories of John the Balladeer collected in his book Who Fears the Devil, which I recommend highly.


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Classic Font: Windlass Enhanced

Since it’s original release in 1996 Windlass has been one of our most successful fonts. It has appeared in many publications, from merchandising for Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean to the labels of tins of Biscotti. It has been particularly popular for use in products with a pirate or nautical association, which makes sense because it is kind of what …


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