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 and refinements since then and has been one of our most popular fonts. This latest revision includes a bonus bold variant of the font custom designed to preserve the look while making an even stronger impression, plus expanded foreign language characters.
|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 of cannon used in Renaissance Italy because the look for the font is a bit reminiscent of heavy cast iron pieces.
Fougasse includes a full set of upper and lower case characters plus some special alternate character forms and ligatures. It’s excellent for designing posters or doing book titles.Y
ou can try the DEMO version of Fougasse for free. The demo has a limited character set, but you can still get a good feel for how the font works. Or you can ORDER the full version for only $24 online and download it right away. You now also have the option of using our new type preview tool to view custom samples of text in this 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 of revisions and improvements and became one of our first Master Fonts with an expanded character set, foreign language characters and custom bold and italic versions.
This latest release of Lachesis has had a bit of fine tuning, but does not include many major changes. It’s just an excellent font if you want something which is fairly heavy and has an antique wood-cut look to it.
You can try the DEMO version of Lachesis for free. The demo has a limited character set. Or you can ORDER the full version for only $29 (including regular, bold and italic), and download it right away.
|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 new brush script font. I took digital photos of the brush strokes, simplified them in black and white and imported them into a font design program where I converted them to outlines. Starting with the base letter forms of our Airship font I then added the brush stroke samples to the characters in natural locations and the result is the Aerobrush font which looks remarkably like it was painted with a house-painter’s brush. Kind of an ideal font for the signs at the entrance to a summer camp in a horror movie. It even includes a full set of alternate characters for some of the variation you’d expect in a hand painted sign.|
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 set features over and underline artifacts like those produced by the edge of a rubber stamp which is pressed down too hard. The other set is plain. There are also alternative line artifact characters to add variation.
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 of Posada’s cartoons were published as single-sheet handbills and included original hand-lettered captions and titles in a style reminiscent of period newspaper headlines. We’ve previously collected many of Posada’s Calavera lithographs in our Macabre Fonts and Art Collection and now we’re releasing our first font based on Posada’s lettering, somewhat unimaginatively tagged with his name. It’s a rough and bold all-caps character set with alternative caps on the lower case keys, with an offset positioning which Posada used in a number of his cartoons, as demonstrated in the sample to the right. You can try out the free demo version of Posada for either MacOS or Windows. It features just the characters of the standard set. The full combined version of Posada is available on our Ordering Site.
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 lower case character set, plus numbers and punctuation and special characters. Maybe some clever vintner will notice it and put it to use on a wine label. You can try out the free demo version of Tangle for either MacOS or Windows. It features just the upper case characters. The full version of Tangle is available on our Ordering Site.
Groningen is a modern looking font inspired by the Bauhaus design period and some of the elements of industrial design from the 1970s. It features rounded, symmetrical, somewhat mechanical looking characters with a bold weighting which is ideal for title or poster uses. Groningen includes two fonts, the basic character set with some alternate forms and a second ‘degenerated’ version of the font with two alternative versions of each character in different states of corruption and deformity. Groningen and Groningen Degenerated are available individually or as part of a set. Eventually they will be included in our Modern Fonts collection You can try out the free demo version of Groningen for either MacOS or Windows. It features just the characters of the standard set. The full combined set of Groningen is available on our Ordering Site.