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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Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon is one of our most best-selling fonts, made popular by the bands Bullet for my Valentine and Godsmack. The design originates with a variation on lettering by Alphons Mucha with added details and features which preserve an Art Nouveau look but add a bit of a harder edge to make a perfect horror or heavy metal themed font. Abaddon …


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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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New Font: Undertaker

New Font: Undertaker

Every year around Halloween we come out with a new font that fits the spirit of the holiday, drawing on all sorts of sources for inspiration. You can find our past fonts in our Halloween Font and Art Collections. The font for this year is Undertaker, based on title lettering from Creepy magazine, the classic horror comic of my teenage …


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Classic Font: Boneyard

Classic Font: Boneyard

I don’t know what came over me one Halloween, but I couldn’t get the idea of dancing skeletons out of my head. The classic dance of death, but a bit more expressive, with the skeletons working together to form the letters of a font. This resulted in the design for the Bonyeard font, where each letter is made up of …


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Featured Font: Sepultura

Featured Font: Sepultura

It’s Halloween season so it seems essential to feature a horror font and Sepultura is a stand-out choice. It combines extreme and stylized gothic calligraphy with special embellishments with a unique supernatural theme, like the devil-tail swashes and strategically placed decorative skulls.


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Special Font Release: Posada Spur

I was watching the television show Sons of Anarchy and on looking at the logo for the show I was struck by the similarity between the lettering used for the name of the titular motorcycle gang and our Posada font. Clearly their lettering derived from that same neo-gothic southwestern tradition. The main difference was that the Sons of Anarchy font …


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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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Mining Horror Comics for Font Ideas

I’m always mining the great graphic legacy of past eras for cool resources to use as the basis for fonts, and while I more typically go to antique sources, there’s a lot of great material to be found in the relatively recent past in vintage products of popular art like the covers and artistic content of pop novels and comic …


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Featured Font: Mephisto

Mephisto is one of our more popular classic fonts. It was designed in the mid-90s and has gone through a couple of updates, but it was past due for being revisited and thoroughly revised. This new version includes more unique arcane alternate characters and improved outlines and tweaked proportions on some of the characters. It’s cleaner and better looking than …


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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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Halloween T-Shirt Designs

Over a period of five years, from 2002 to 2006 I contributed to the Halloween festival at my daughter’s school (St. Francis School in Austin, Texas) by designing custom t-shirts to promote the event. They weren’t the most sophisticated designs in the world, but were well suited to screen printing and hit on essential seasonal themes. They also make good …


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