Geometricks Font

Geometricks Font

BUY NOW     This font is a special treat. It’s based on hand lettered titles from a book of math puzzles from the 1930s, and has a really unusual modernist art deco look. The logic of the source lettering was easy to follow and we were able to develop it into a full character set with great numbers and …


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Classic Font: Goodfellow

Classic Font: Goodfellow

Goodfellow was first released in the spring of 1993. It was based on Art Nouveau period metal type designed for titles and logos. It became a surprise hit when Tim Burton used it as the title font for his hit animated film A Nightmare Before Christmas later that year. The downside was that we had released a demo version at …


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Cursed – A Hammer Horror Film Font

Cursed – A Hammer Horror Film Font

BUY NOW   We have been working for a while on fonts based on title and poster lettering from Hammer Films stylish, classic horror movies from the 1960s and 1970s. Previous fonts in this series include Veronique (Dracula Has Risen from the Grave), Evil of Frankenstein (for the film poster for the movie) and a version of the font from …


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Tangle Font

Tangle Font

BUY NOW Tangle is a fun font drawn by hand to have the look of twining vines, reminiscent of a grape arbor in the winter. The inspiration is from my front gate which is twined with an endless tangle of mustang grape vines. It was designed on a whim, but turned out pretty well. It has a full upper and …


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Trollhjem – A New Font

Trollhjem – A New Font

BUY NOW       I recently acquired some copies of the Swedish Art Nouveau style magazine Bland Tomtar och Troll, with great illustrations by artists like Gustav Tenngren and John Bauer.  It also features some interesting lettering which I used as the basis for designing the new Trollhjem font. Bland Tomtar och Troll is a rather rare magazine, but …


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Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

Lenore: A New Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW   Lenore is based on samples of lettering from an American history textbook from the early 1900s.  Admittedly that’s a bizarre place to find Art Nouveau lettering but it shows the interesting dissemination of artistic movements. It makes an interesting display or title font and has a complete character set with variant characters on many of the lowercase …


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Featured Font: Andrano

Featured Font: Andrano

Once again I have fallen under the influence of my fashion conscious teenage daughter, who tells me that I absolutely must produce more “shabby chic” fonts like the trendy scrapbookers and hip fashion label designers use. On showing her examples this turns out to mean more circus style fonts with wide ascenders and decoration. We did this dance once before …


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Covid-19: A Viral Font

Covid-19: A Viral Font

BUY NOW             Covid-19 is the font of the hour.  Any really trendy disease needs a stylish font to embody its essence and help it build a following.  Who could forget the classic gothic branding of the Black Death font or the unique skeletal style of the Rickets font? Like those classics we feel confident …


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Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

Dorothy Q – A Howard Pyle Calligraphy Font

BUY NOW       Dorothy Q is our fourth font based on calligraphy by legendary illustrator Howard Pyle.  It joins our Buccaneer, Pyle Initials and Pyle Gothic fonts to form a sort of a set. We also have an extensive collection of Pyle images available. Dorothy Q is based on lettering Pyle did for a historical memoir and poem …


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Hotel Gassner – German Art Nouveau Font

Hotel Gassner – German Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW   Hotel Gassner is a font based on the lettering on a poster for a Munich hotel, restaurant and cafe from 1906. It was a popular enough venue that a huge new hotel was built with the same name in the late 1900s. The font includes a full upper case character set plus small caps and punctuation. It’s …


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Sketchy – A New Graffiti Font

Sketchy – A New Graffiti Font

BUY NOW       As you can see from the accompanying graphic, which is a weird collage of burlesque kitsch and paranoid constructivism, Sketchy is a pretty unusual font. It is based on hand lettered graffiti samples from the 1980s, just the kind of thing you would find in xeroxed collage-style punk-rock club posters. Sketchyhas includes a full upper …


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Chanson Deco – A New Font

Chanson Deco – A New Font

BUY NOW         There are other type foundries out there, but few of them go to such lengths to research obscure lettering styles and develop them into full and usable fonts. Our new Chanson Deco font is a great example of this. It is based on samples of hand lettering from a set of sentimental sheet music …


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Koller Corners, a Forgotten Font

Koller Corners, a Forgotten Font

Koller Corners is a set of printers ornaments and borders based on late 19th century designs. We originally released it as a promotional font in 2018 to our Instagram followers, but it is now available for general purchase. Each character is a unique different decorative emblem or corner in an Art Nouveau style and they can be combined to make …


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Cafe Corso, A New Jugendstil Art Nouveau Font

Cafe Corso, A New Jugendstil Art Nouveau Font

BUY NOW                   It’s been a while since we did any new Art Nouveau or Jugendstil fonts, but we recently hit on a trove of old posters from the 1890s and early 1900s in Germany, including ones with lots of lettering from Munich and Berlin.  Munich Jugendstil is pretty well known, but …


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Windlass Font Featured in Disney’s “Onward”

Windlass Font Featured in Disney’s “Onward”

We get awfully excited when our fonts appear in popular movies, and it happened again.  Our Windlass font appears in the trailers for the new Disney kids move “Onward” as the primary title font.  Some examples are provided to the right. Windlass has been one of our most popular fonts for all sorts of uses, from Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” …


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Locksley Font

Locksley Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We have done a number of fonts based on unique, historic movie titles. The most well known and widely circulated is our Captain Kidd font, but we have another historic movie font based on an even more famous movie, our Locksley font which comes from the titles of the Adventures of Robin Hood the black and …


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