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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Ardenwood – Embellished Calligraphy Font

Ardenwood – Embellished Calligraphy Font

BUY NOW           Ardenwood is a fantastic example of embellished calligraphy made into a font, with super decorated characters which can look amazing in combination. Ardenwood has two character sets, one more elaborately decorated and one less decorated on the lower case positions. It does not have traditional capital letters. There is no demo version of …


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Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen is a decorative hand-lettered font based on early 20th century artists lettering. It has a number of unique features characteristic of arts and crafts period lettering, including decorative flourishes which can be applied to many characters, complete alternate versions of many of the characters, and decroative dots which can be placed in five different positions relative to any …


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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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Backsplash – A New Font

Backsplash – A New Font

BUY NOW     Backsplash is a unique original calligraphic font based on quirky left-handed lettering.  Nothing fancy, with a bit of a graffiti flavoring to it and a lot of interesting variations to the character forms. Backsplash has a full set of regular characters, numbers and punctuation. There is no demo version of Backsplash, but you can see samples …


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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. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with a bit of an art nouveau …


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Worlds Fair Gothic: A New Font

Worlds Fair Gothic: A New Font

  BUY NOW         Walter Heberling was a noted sign painter, calligrapher and chronicler of the Art Deco movement in advertising in Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s.  One of his notable lettering designs was for a simplified somewhat square gothic alphabet which we have used as the basis for our new Worlds Fair Gothic font, choosing …


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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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Marionettas: A New Font

Marionettas: A New Font

BUY NOW Marionettas is a unique font based on lettering from a Mexican horror movie poster for a movie which may never have actually been made. The original sample no longer exists on the web, but we’ve developed the style into a full font with unusual elongated characters and a hand-painted graffiti look. Marionettas has a funn upper and lower …


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Giallo: Italian Pulp Novel Font

Giallo: Italian Pulp Novel Font

BUY NOW Giallo is an unusual font based on the title lettering used on Italian pulp mystery novels since the 1950s – called “Giallo” because of their characteristically yellow covers. Somewhere along the line someone in the Italian publishing industry had the bizarre idea of doing titles with dry transfer lettering and then making them into outlines using white-out. The …


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Fascination – A New Original Font

Fascination – A New Original Font

BUY NOW Fascination is based on graffiti calligraphy samples which have been regularized and regimented enough to be readable without losing the hand painted character of the letters.  It has some charming and unusual features while looking very natural and rough. Fascination includes full upper and lower character set, plus numbers and punctuation, plus it has both regular and bold …


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Goddard Font

Goddard Font

Goddard is a striking Art Nouveau font based on French advertising lettering. It was originally released in 2000 and has been one of our most popular fonts since then. It has been particularly popular in marketing and packaging applications.


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Architextura – A New Font

Architextura – A New Font

BUY NOW Architextura is a stylish and practical font based on hand lettering in the style used by architects and engineers on drawings and blueprints. It has a calligraphic quality to it, because it is based on hand drawn letters using a calligraphy pen, but the end result is very readable and very regular. Architextura includes full upper and lower …


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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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Speakeasy – New Font

BUY NOW   Speakeasy is a font based on 1930s style poster lettering with a strong Art Deco influence. It has some unusual character forms, like the elongated “s” but includes more normal alternate character forms.  It’s pretty elegant.  Perfect for menu titles and text at a speakeasy. Speakeasy includes full upper and lower character set, plus numbers and punctuation, …


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Santa Sangre – A New Font

Santa Sangre – A New Font

BUY NOW         Santa Sangre is a 1960s era font based, but more of a California surf design style font than a psychedelic font. It has some unique characteristics, especially the disjointed character forms which make it really stand out. It would look great as a logo font on a line of surf boards. Santa Sangre features …


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