New Font: Madding

New Font: Madding

We’re in an ongoing quest to make the perfect poster font — something bold and hard to ignore, but also different and with character. We had some success with Aventine, but it was too generic. So we kept working on the concept and the result is the new Madding font, a bold poster font with a bit of an art …


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Font Club Exclusive – Art Deco Borders Font

Once a year members of the Font Club get a bonus font which is an exclusive release only available to Font Club members with their membership. Past Font Club exclusives include Peck Initials, Galloys and Peck Shields. As the Font Club enters a new year, we’re releasing a brand new exclusive font for members. Those who have ongoing subscriptions will …


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New Font: Changeling

As we mentioned in a recent article on Projects in Development, we’ve been working on some fonts based on lettering by Fanny Railton. It took a bit longer than expected, but the first of those is done, a new font called Changeling based on her caption lettering from her illustrated edition of Midsummer Nights Dream. Changeling has two complete sets …


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New Font: Krasny Mir

Working on revisions to Structura a few weeks ago brought the whole topic of Russian poster art to the surface and it seemed like a good time to do a font based on typical poster lettering from soviet-era propaganda posters. The result is Krasny Mir, a new font which combines the look of super-bold cyrillic letters with some nice special …


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New Font: Rockne

Rockne is based on samples of mid-20th century wood type in a style which was clearly an influence on the poster lettering of the 1960s as demonstrated in our Butterfield, Harbinger and Pantagruel. It clearly comes out of the Art Nouveau tradition, and with wood type already obsolete at the time the font was made, it presents a chronological anomaly …


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New Font: Rasael

We started work on the Rasael script font early last year, but because of the complexity and fine lines of the characters it took a long time to complete, with some breaks to work on easier projects. The end result is worth the wait, with an elegant combination of calligraphic and script elements which make it rather like a more …


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New Font: Foundry Ornament

It’s been a dog’s age since we featured an art font, so here we go. Foundry Ornament is a decorative art font based on cast metal type printers ornaments. The images have a heraldic theme, with gryphons and lions and other mythical creatures. They include images suitable for marginalia and page decoration as well as for use as repeating borders. …


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New Font: Agravain

Agravain is a very attractive speedball-style hand lettering font with elaborate and stylish character forms, expecially in the upper case which feature unique characteristics of the type of traditional calligraphy from which it derives. It has nice, clean lines and a high readability factor and would be excellent for posters, menu designs or theatrical programs. It’s compatible in style and …


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New Font: Pencraft Initials

Pencraft Initials is an early 20th century sign-letteirng initials set developed from a set of early 20th century type. The initials are decorated with a motif of stylized flowering vines which is uniquely varied in each character box. They look similar, but each one is different. It also includes regular caps and a full number and punctuation set. This is …


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Amphitryon Font

The ancient Greek legend of Amphitryon is little known today but is one of the most often dramatized subjects on the stage, as tragedies and comedies from Sophocles to Moliere to Cole Porter, in about 30 different plays and musicals. A set of nameless hand lettering samples by Lewis Day in our archives seemed particularly appropriate for a playbill or …


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Walter Crane Font

We’ve been working on developing a whole collection of fonts and graphics based on the works of Walter Crane. We’ve already produced the Crane Gothic font based on one example of his lettering, and a collection based on his illustrated edition of The Baby’s Aesop. Now we offer our newest addition to the collection, a new font simply titled Walter …


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Art Deco Stencil Font

Art Deco Stencil is based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos. It’s in the general mode of some of our other Art Deco fonts like Falmouth, Advertising Gothic and Spoonbill, but the characters are broken up into segments so they could be used to cut a stencil for painting. It’s functional, but it also makes for …


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