Gates of the West – A New Font

Gates of the West – A New Font

BUY NOW       Gates of the West is based on samples of advertising lettering from the 1920s.  It is an Art Deco style with some interesting variations, hand drawn with an old-fashioned speedball and digitally rendered to have the character of hand drawn lettering but the regularity of mechanical type. It takes it’s name from the Clash song …


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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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Estoril Font

Estoril Font

Estoril is a bold display font with a unique look somewhere between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. It’s typical of the kinds of advertising poster lettering which was highly influential on the nostalgic lettering styles of the Psychedelic period as well. It fits in well stylistically with both our Art Nouveau collection and our Psychedelic fonts. As for …


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Gebrauschgraphik, a German Art Deco Brutalist Font

Gebrauschgraphik, a German Art Deco Brutalist Font

BUY NOW     Gebrauschgraphik was the German equivalent of the American magazine Advertising Arts Annual and had the same concept of collecting photos and tear sheets of magazine ads for each year to provide a kind of snapshot of design for the year. Every issue featured a unique cover with original title lettering. Our Gebrauschgraphik font is based on …


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Mosaiek: A De Stijl Font

Mosaiek: A De Stijl Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Mosaiek is based on a sample of magazine title lettering from the 1920s in the Netherlands. It is an interesting font which reflects the design style of the De Stijl movement which shares many elements with Constructivist and Art Deco fonts of the same period. Mosaiek has a full regular character set and a lower case …


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Pumpkin Patch: Halloween Initials Font

Pumpkin Patch: Halloween Initials Font

BUY NOW   Pumpkin Patch is a special font for the holiday season. It is a set of decorative initials with a halloween, jack-o-lantern theme. It is based on 1950s lettering for a children’s magazine. Pumpkin Patch just has a 26 character set because that is all you need for a set of decorative initials. There is no demo version …


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Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Cataphract is based on a sample o 1950s era advertising lettering. It is uniquely angular and has a futuristic look characteristic of 1950s and early 1960s design. It would look great on a spaceship with fins. Cataphract has a full regular character set plus a custom set of outline characters so you can create titles with …


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Flambard Font

Flambard Font

Flambard is based on samples of extremely fanciful sign lettering from the Art Nouveau period. It has some characteristics in common with a few of our prior Art Nouveau font releases like Odeon and Finchley. We named it Flambard because the unusual letter shapes look rather like compressed flames. It’s very stylized, but still readable. Excellent for titles or decorative …


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Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Talinn is a new font based on a sample of Art Deco period lettering from Estonia of all places, a reminder of the pervasiveness and wide dissemination of art and cultural themes in the 1930s. Talinn is super bold, with unique character features which are typical of the period, like extended crossbars on characters like E …


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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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