Glyphos Mid-Century Advertising Font

Glyphos Mid-Century Advertising Font

BUY NOW Glyphos is based on samples of mid-century advertising lettering, particularly automotive promos. It originated with a custom design we did for a vintage tire manufacturer and we expanded on it with reference to advertising posters for Grand Prix events and particularly for Jaquar in the 1940s and 1950s. Glyphos has a full uppercase character set and a lowercase …


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Knuckleduster: The Last Official Font of 2016

Knuckleduster: The Last Official Font of 2016

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Knuckleduster is a rough, bold and highly stylized font. It’s great for titles and display uses where you want to create extra impact and a strong impression. Perfect for punk rock posters. The quote in the image is from the poet Charles Bukowki. You can try out the free limited feature version of Knuckleduster with our …


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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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Featured Font: Cosmic Dude

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Cosmic Dude was designed as one of the special original fonts developed for our Modern Poster Fonts package. The character forms are based on samples of hand lettering from a late 1970s rock show poster. The character set includes numbers, punctuation, uppercase letters and smallcap style letters. The look is bold and unexpected, with …


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Featured Font: Circuit

Circuit was designed for a project back in the late 1990s and has languished in our back catalog since then because of its very specialized look, though it is featured in our Futuristic Fonts collection. We were reminded about it recently because of its use in an upcoming book project and it seemed like a good time to make it …


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New Font: Suspicion

I recently wrote a brief article on pulp novel book cover art and lettering as a source of inspiration. Inevitably this led me to actually work on developing some fonts based on the lettering styles featured on the covers of some of these genre classics from the 1950s and 1960s. The archive of covers I tracked down had lots of …


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Modern Poster Fonts

Because the modern era of design draws on so many past traditions, it’s hard to nail down a selection of fonts and label them as essentially modern. To research our modern fonts collection we looked at nightclub posters from the 80s and 90s, popular advertising of the period, and tried to pick out fonts which fit the design styles of that period or were based on hand lettering from that period. The result is an eclectic set of 12 fonts which have the look and feel of the last decade and a half or so.


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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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