Reliquary: A New Font

Reliquary: A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We recently held a contest on Facebook to pick the name for an odd new font we had in development.  A lot of people thought it had an ancient look, even though it is based on contemporary graffiti lettering. Some even suggested a resemblance to cuneiform lettering from ancient Mesopotamia. After discarding other entries which had …


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Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

These silhouettes really bring Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” to life!. Demitrius is a decorative silhouette font based on decorations for a Victorian era edition of Shakespeare’s <i>Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>. It includes famous characters and scenes from the play, including Bottom, Titania, Puck and Oberon. It’s a great source for marginalia with a Shakespearean theme. We’ve done a number of other …


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Furbelow Font

Furbelow Font

What on earth is a ‘furbelow’? You may have heard the word in the phrase “ribbons and furbelows” and known from inference that it was something having to do with womens clothing. It’s actually decorative ribbon or ruffling applied to a piece of clothing, or in more general usage it’s defined as “something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy …


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Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Now this is something special. We’ve designed a font based on a sample of title lettering based on the American Art Deco magazine Shadowland with a full character set and ready to use. Shadowland was bi-monthly magazine published very briefly in New York City from 1919-1923. It covered design, art, dance theatre and movies with a …


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Hadraniel: A Distressed Script Font

Hadraniel: A Distressed Script Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Hadraniel is a new font based on samples of type from the early 20th century.  It is unusual in having rough outlines and imperfections which are characteristic of  worn and degenerated type, though the overall effect is still quite attractive. Hadraniel is relatively bold for a script font and has a full upper and lower case …


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Abelarde Font

Abelarde Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features. It was the first font to be featured on our website and has been popular ever since. We’ve done some simpler fonts in the same general vein like Cymbeline, Aneirin and Perigord, …


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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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Nopalito – New Font

Nopalito – New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Nopalito is an unusual font based on left-handed calligraphy with a backwards slant.  Someone suggested that it would be perfect for Mexican restaurant menus, so we named it Nopalito after the popular food made from the stems of the Prickly Pear cactus. Nopalito would definitely make a great restaurant menu or signage font and it does …


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Bathysphere – An Subaqueous Font

Bathysphere – An Subaqueous Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Bathysphere is based on a sample of hand drawn poster lettering from the 1930s. It has an unusual bubbly look, which inspired the name and the choice of graphics which draw on cover art of a Bathysphere from an issue of Modern Mechanix from the 1935. Bathysphere has some elements in common with other fonts we’ve …


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Altaira – A New Font

Altaira – A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Altaira is a new font which combines elements of Art Deco period lettering wit elements of modern poster lettering for a result which is attractive and has a Science Fictionish look to it. Hence the name, taken from the star Altair and the accompanying graphics which draw on cover art from an issue of Thrilling Wonder …


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Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New. It is stylistically similar to our Allegheny font, but cleaner and clearer. It has characteristic clubbed ascenders on many of the lowercase letters, and alternate versions of a large selection of characters. It’s …


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Winterland – New Font

Winterland – New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Back to classic poster lettering. This time our source is posters from the Winterland Ballroom, one of the great San Francisco music venues of the 60s and 70s. It was a ice rink that gradually evolved into a ballroom and concert hall and by the 70s it had become one of the major stops for punk …


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