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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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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Nightmare – A Pulp Novel Cover Font

Nightmare – A Pulp Novel Cover Font

BUY NOW   Another of our final fonts to wrap up 2017 is the Nightmare font, based on the cover lettering for the pulp paperback version of the 1946 novel Methinks the Lady by Guy Endore (Samuel Goldstein) which was published under the title Nightmare and later made into the movie Whirlpool by Otto Preminger in 1950. Endore specialized in …


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Buzzmill – a Roughcut Wood Font

Buzzmill – a Roughcut Wood Font

BUY NOW       It’s the end of the year and at the end of the year we always have some fonts we’ve been working on for months and we push them through to completion to meet our quota of new fonts for the year. This means you can look forward to some interesting fonts released very quickly over …


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Imperial Stencil – A New Font

Imperial Stencil – A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Imperial Stencil is a new font based on stencil lettering from the 1930s. It has some unusual features and very tall characters, including an interesting lower case character set. It also has characteristically rough outlines to create more of a hand stenciled look. It stands out on a sign or poster and while it looks like …


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Nosegrind Font in <b>Street Art</b>

Nosegrind Font in Street Art

I found a book in a recent visit to the used book store called Street Art, published about a year ago in England. It’s a compendium of photographs of graffiti and street art from all over the world and it’s even spawned a couple of calendars for 2015 and 2016. To me the most interesting part about the book is …


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Grunge Was Never About Typography

I’m writing in response to an article published a while ago in The Awl which looks at the decline and fall of “grunge” typography. It’s a good historical overview of the subject, but suffers from a fundamental flaw. The author thinks that there is such a thing as grunge typography. Grunge was a design movement and continues as a way …


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New Font: Ripley

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Ripley is a new titling font with a bold character weight and a somewhat randomly distressed and unbalanced, tall and narrow sans serif look.  It includes capital letters and custom small caps weighted to match the capitals.  It is based on the title lettering from the original 1955 pulp paperback printing of Patricia Highsmith’s …


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Classic Font: Zothique

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Zothique is one of our most unusual decorative calligraphy fonts.  It is based on original hand lettering with a fanciful, flourished style which is charming and whimsical.  The font includes a large selection of alternative decorative characters and special characters and swashes. Zothique was first released way back in 1998 and has gone through several revisions …


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Fougasse Font

Fougasse is a bold title font which has a unique combination of elements, including an unusually heavy weight, some unusual Art Deco period character forms and rough outlines to the character which are not too pronounced, but give it a sort of a naturalistic look which makes the characters stand out more. Fougasse gets its name from a heavy style …


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Lachesis Font

Lachesis was one of our earliest text font designs, a unique font deliberately designed to have an antique wood-cut look. It is based on samples of vintage type taken directly from letterpress type blocks found at the type museum in Barnard Maine, a great resource which closed a few years ago. Over the years Lachesis has gone through a lot …


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New Font: Aerobrush

I was playing around with some paint at our chicken coop and realized I had an opportunity to do some hands-on design work for a brush-style font, so I did a set of sample brush strokes on a piece of the recycled coroplast which covers the sides of the coop. Those samples were the perfect starting point for designing a …


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New Font – Stampwork

Something old. Something new. We’ve done a lot of fonts lately based on antique type and lettering, so here’s something brand new, a font designed to look like the output of a rubber stamp. It’s in the tradition of our Draughtwork and Roughwork fonts, with a sort of technical look. Stampwork has two versions of the uppercase character set. One …


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New Font: Posada

José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican printer, engraver, cartoonist and illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th century who was enormously influential on the development of Mexican Folk art styles which continue today. Posada is best known for his Calavera cartoons and illustrations which satirized his fellow Mexicans as skeletons in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Many …


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