New Font: Pencraft Initials

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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Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen is a decorative hand-lettered font based on early 20th century artists lettering. It has a number of unique features characteristic of arts and crafts period lettering, including decorative flourishes which can be applied to many characters, complete alternate versions of many of the characters, and decroative dots which can be placed in five different positions relative to any …


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New Font: Atkinson Boomtown

Boomtown is based on hand lettering by early 20th century sign artist Frank Atkinson. It’s a classic wild west style font with super wide and bold look. It’s in the tradition of some of our other “circus” style fonts like Plowright and Atkinson Eccentric — perfect for poster and sign design. Although the source characters were hand lettered, we went …


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Verne: Steampunk Font

Verne is an original design developed specially for our new collection of Steampunk fonts, which lacked a heavy-weight title font which fit with the theme. It has the look of wrought iron with rough edges, with elements of gears and machinery built into the characters. The heavy weight makes it excellent for incorporating textures and metallic patterns to create interesting …


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Goldwork Font

Goldwork is a new font based on lettering designed for metalworking inscriptions in the 17th century. It’s in the tradition of other fonts we’ve done based on engraved letters like Monumental Initials and Engravers Gothic. It has some quirky characteristics which are unusual for late gothic lettering, as well as some strange carryovers from earlier styles, not surprising for a …


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New Font: Atkinson Egyptian

We’ve done several fonts based on lettering from early 20th century sign designer Frank Atkinson, including Atkinson Eccenteric and Plowright. Along the way we also developed a font based on one of Atkinson’s lettering samples which he called Atkinson Egyptian, despite the fact that the only relationship it has to what most people call ‘egyptian’ type or lettering is that …


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New Font – Crane Gothic

New Font – Crane Gothic

One of the artists whose works we’ve been acquiring actively in the last couple of years is influential arts and crafts era illustrator, author and designer Walter Crane. Crane’s childrens books, illustrated classics and collections of Shakespearean woodcuts are outstanding examples of the best of work of the artist as craftsman and are characterized by both technical skill and a …


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Waldeck Font

Waldeck is a gothic font based on 17th century German calligraphy. It has elaborate, decorative uppercase characters and stylish but fairly simple lowercase characters, plus some unique features, including custom decorative descending flourishes for several of the characters. It’s a nice change from some of our recent releases. Ultimately it will probably end up in a future expansion for our …


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New Font – Woburn Initials

It’s been quite a while since we did an initials font, so here is Woburn, a lovely set of floriate initials based on an early woodblock design which uses late gothic characters and adds nice, clean floral embellishments. Woburn is big and decorative, but the characters are very clear and clean. As a bonus we’ve added a full lowercase character …


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