Two New Initials Fonts by Delamotte

Two New Initials Fonts by Delamotte

Freeman Delamotte (not to be confused with the late 19th century footballer of the same name) was a design historian of the mid-19th century who was second only to his contemporary Owen Jones in his ability to recreate historical lettering and to create new lettering in traditional historical styles. We recently acquired a significant library of Delamotte’s works, including bound …


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Happy Birthday to CFA Voysey

Last week was the 159th anniversary of Arts and Crafts pioneer CFA Voysey. Voysey was an architect who worked on the principle of form following function and the idea that designers should engage in the entire process of decorating and furnishing a home, popularized contemporaneously by designers like William Morris and later by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some time ago we …


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Bucephalus – Classic Font

Bucephalus is a classic Art Nouveau style font, one of the first that we ever released back in the early 1990s. It has gone through several revisions since then, the latest featuring improved character outlines and kerning, plus an expanded foreign language character set. Bucephalus takes it’s name from Alexander the Great’s horse, because the curved form of the characters …


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Elizabethan Script Font Set

Elizabethan Script Font Set

BUY NOW TRY DEMO A major design project has finally come to fruition, a special collection of compatible fonts which form a comprehensive survey of variants of Elizabethan era cursive script lettering. This set consists of four fonts which include at least four variant forms of every upper and lower case character, all stylistically compatible so you can mix and …


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Saxon Initials: New Font

Saxon Initials: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Well here’s a cool new font. But though the font is new it is based on something very old. Saxon Initials is based on early medieval manuscript lettering recreated by F. G. Delamotte in the mid-19th century. It’s just the basic character set, but it was very challenging to digitize because of the many fine lines …


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Ekberg Modern Font

Ekberg is a stylish modern font with curved character forms, for which it was named after Anita Ekberg, the well-rounded actress in Fellini’s classic La Dolce Vita. Anita Ekberg passed away last year, but she is immortalized in the font which bears her name. It is based on lettering samples by Samuel Welo from poster designs of the 1920s.  It …


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Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

Zadkiel: Humanist Script Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Humanistic script fonts are always popular, especially for invitations, menus and addressing envelopes. We have several other examples in our collection, including Abdiel and Hanes Italic, both of which can also be found in our Script Fonts Package, but for a recent project a client wanted something similar but different, so we went to our resources …


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Courtrai Medieval Font

Courtrai is one of our early fonts, released back in 1996, and more than due for an update. It is based on samples of medieval calligraphy from France in teh late 13th century in a distinctive and unusual style. It is named after a town on the Flemish border where famous as the location of the Battle of the Golden …


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Zeitschrift: a Font from Ver Sacrum

Zeitschrift: a Font from Ver Sacrum

We will be developing a Secessionist font collection and the first entry for that collection is our Zeitschrift font, based on a unique lettering style featured in the magazine.


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Party Fonts for Easter

We have such a large selection of fonts that you can find some for any purpose.  We’ve made things easier for you by searching out fonts on related topics and putting them together into preselected theme packages at a great discount. With Easter coming up our thoughts turn to parties, so we’ve put together a  collection of jolly fonts for …


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Secessionist Origins of Butterfield

In the course of our ongoing research on old type and creative lettering, we stumbled on the origins of our Butterfield font and it is an interesting story. Butterfield was based on lettering from a 1967 poster for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the Fillmore. We assumed the lettering originated in the psychedelic movement of the time, but assuming …


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Wendingen: New Font

Wendingen: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Wendingen  was an architecture and design magazine published in Amsterdam from 1918 to 1932.  It was one of the leading influences in the Art Deco movement and the the related Amserdam School of Dutch Expressionism.  It featured issues which focused on the work of DeKlerk, Liszitsky, Frank Lloyd Wright and others. Although it was published for …


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