Courtrai Medieval Font

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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Gothic Fonts Collection

Gothic Fonts Collection

Our gothic font collection is a compilation of our most interesting fonts based on gothic type and late medieval calligraphy. It covers the range from the historical styles in which gothic printing had its inspiration to the ornate heights of complex gothic fonts from 19th century Germany. This includes fonts in the style sometimes called ‘Old English’, as well as …


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Tyrfing – Featured Font

Tyrfing – Featured Font

Tyrfing is an unusual squared gothic font based on late 19th century type from Germnany. The lowercase letters are a nice, heavy version of gothic uncial calligraphy and the uppercase characters are more elaborate variations on those characters with decorative elements. Tyrfing is available singly but it is also in our Gothic Fonts Collection. It takes its name from a …


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Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Pyle Gothic is based on lettering designed by Howard Pyle, from his Adventures of Robin Hood and King Arthur and His Knights. It combines elements of calligraphy and a simulation of primitive printing techniques. The original characters were carved into wood blocks from which the black and white illustrations with captions were printed.


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New Font: Sternhagen

Sternhagen is a classically attractive font with a modernized gothic look which combines traditional elements from the high middle ages with a bit of Art Deco style. It will eventually be part of our Gothic Fonts Collections, but for now it is available singly.Sternhagen has a complete upper and lowercase character set and a number of special characters. It should …


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Featured Font: Potsdam

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Potsdam was one of our earliest font releases, first produced in 1992 based on samples of 19th century decorative German type.  It was one of our first fonts designed for MacIntosh computer users and follows the naming convention for Mac fonts of that era, being named after a city.  The characters are decorative and embellished with …


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Barnabas Font

Our new Barnabas font is the result of our Dark Shadows font design project. It’s an original font inspired by the original titles for the Dark Shadows television show, but updated for a more contemporary audience with the upcoming release of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows movie in mind. It combines gothic capital letters with  Latin small caps reminiscent of the …


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Dromon Font

Dromon has been one of our most popular and most successful display fonts. It’s a modern, super-bold headline style with some clear ancestry in German gothic type design, but a unique and contemporary look. This new release of Dromon includes additional characters and improved outlines. It’s crisper and cleaner and excellent for many uses. The RV dealer at the end …


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New Font: Gelderland

New Font: Gelderland

Gelderland is a new font based on some very old typography, taken from samples of brass type from the early 19th century. It is characterized by its very detailed decorative capital letters, with multiple overlapping flourishes which create an effect almost like a framed decorative initial. The basic style of the upper and lowercase characters is calligraphic in the German …


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Dark Shadows Project: Looking at Old English Fonts

In developing an updated font for Dark Shadows one interesting challenge is that there are only two upper case characters to use as a starting point. What is immediately apparent about them is that they fit into the category of “Old English” style fonts, a popular term for a particular style of black letter font developed for the publishing industry …


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The Dark Shadows Font Project Revisited

The Dark Shadows font project is back on track… When I first heard that there was a new Dark Shadows movie in development I was pretty excited, especially since it was a Tim Burton project and he has used fonts I designed in some of his past films. I started tossing ideas around for a design for a special font …


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