Black Cow Font

Black Cow Font

Black Cow was originally developed back in 1998 as an addition to our Horror Fonts and Art collection. It has since been through several revisions with the addition of lots of alternate character forms. It’s a super quirky font with very odd wiggly characters with peculiar embellishments and an overall look which is somewhat creepy. The font includes a plain …


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New Font: Plymouth

As you may have noticed we’ve been doing fonts off and on for several years based on the hand lettering of early 20th century sign-painter Frank Atkinson. Past fonts based on his lettering include Atkinson Eccenteric, Atkinson Boomtown and Atkinson Egyptian – all striking examples of period lettering which are memorable and useful. Now we add to that collection our …


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New Font: Montressor

My hip collegian daughter is always pushing me to make fonts which she thinks will fit the design trends of the day, which seems to come down to fonts which would look good in the monogram on the side of the Adams Family’s hearse, on an Ed Hardy t-shirt or tattooed on the back of a contestant on Tool Academy. …


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Caelian Font

The fascination with letterpress fonts continues, and one of the key element of any letterpress design is a heavy, bold block font. To fill that need we developed Caelian from samples we found in letterpress posters. To preserve the spirit of letterpress we created both a clean regular version and a rough version with two different variants of each character. …


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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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Vambrace Font

Back in March we held a poll to see which of five fonts we should put at the top of our development list and we ended up with three close contenders. Coming in third in that race was the design which we used as the basis for our new Vambrace font. Vambrace is basically a display and titling font which …


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New Font: BigBlok

A great many years ago when working in game publishing I had a real fascination with doing titles in a strong, super-bold font called Bolt Bold. The truth is I rather overused it. In doing some research I find it on more than a dozen different game books I wrote in the early 80s, all quite collectable and out of …


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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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New Font: Letterpress Gothic

With all the coverage we did of the Hatch Show Print exhibit it seemed only appropriate to develop a font which embodied that design look. The result is our new Letterpress Gothic font which embodies one of the quirks of letterpress printing, the occasional combination of characters which are very similar, but don’t quite match. To do this we took …


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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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