New Font: Valentin

New Font: Valentin

Valentin is an Art Nouveau font with an eccentric, stylized look. It has the same fixed-weight characteristics as Ganelon and Gaheris, but the character forms are dramatically different. It’s clean and clear and very readable, very much the kind of lettering you’d have seen on 1920s vaudeville playbills. The graphic with the letter sample to the right isn’t part of …


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New Font: Broadley

Yorkshire-born architect and designer C. F. A. Voysey was one of the preeminent figures of the later period of the Arts and Crafts movement. He was England’s answer to his more famous American contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright. Voysey’s designs were ambitious and comprehensive and included not only basic architecture, but also interior design, decoration and furniture. Voysey’s work was reminiscent …


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New Font: Posada

José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican printer, engraver, cartoonist and illustrator of the late 19th and early 20th century who was enormously influential on the development of Mexican Folk art styles which continue today. Posada is best known for his Calavera cartoons and illustrations which satirized his fellow Mexicans as skeletons in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos. Many …


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Tangle Font

Tangle is a fun font drawn by hand to have the look of twining vines, reminiscent of a grape arbor in the winter. The inspiration is from my front gate which is twined with an endless tangle of mustang grape vines. It was designed on a whim, but turned out pretty well. It has a full upper and lower case …


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New Font: Aventine

It’s a very political year so we’re releasing a political poster font, Aventine. From time to time we’ve been asked to work on some political designs for local campaigns. One offshoot of that is that we have developed some poster font designs specifically tailored to the needs of campaign posters, and as we did with Texas Star back in 2002, …


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New Font: Groningen

Groningen is a modern looking font inspired by the Bauhaus design period and some of the elements of industrial design from the 1970s. It features rounded, symmetrical, somewhat mechanical looking characters with a bold weighting which is ideal for title or poster uses. Groningen includes two fonts, the basic character set with some alternate forms and a second ‘degenerated’ version …


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Berenicia Font

I’ve been working on a number of new fonts at the same time, and the first one to pop out in finished form is Berenicia. It’s based on samples of Art Nouveau period advertising lettering, with a custom lower case character set added and the original hand lettered characters cleaned up and regularized. When I first started working on it …


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Freebooter Font

For a recent design project I needed something bold, but with a different kind of look. Modern styles wouldn’t do, but I also didn’t want something too calligraphic. So I designed something a bit new and a bit old at the same time. The result is the new Freebooter font which takes some of the basics of Celtic and Gothic …


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Katisha Font

Katisha is an unusual font based on hand-drawn calligraphy. It’s basically an oriental-style font similar to some of our other fonts like Suchow, Yoshitoshi and Satampra. At the same time it’s rather different because it also partakes of some qualities of Germanic gothic-style calligraphy, especially in the lowercase characters, like the fonts in our Gothic Fonts package. The combination is …


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Burnham Font

The Burnham font was designed for a special project, as a logo font for a line of handmade wood cutting boards sold made by Snug the Joiner, the alter ego of our font master Dave Nalle, who finds it relaxing to shape something a bit more physical than font outlines from time to time. Burnham is basically a handwriting font, …


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Falmouth Font

Not the dreary English seaport, the new font. Falmouth is an Art Deco style font with some characteristics in common with fonts from our Art Nouveau package and our Modern and Futuristic font packages. It even resonates with Artys & Crafts fonts like Semiramis and Advertising Gothic. It’s heavy and stylized and includes drop-initial variants of the character in the …


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Finchley Font

Finchley is a curious font from the transitional period between Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It’s heavy and very stylized and reminiscent of some of the fonts of the psychedelic period. It’s good choice for poster designs and it’s a bit scary looking and sort of appropriate for Halloween designs. The upper case is an alternative, distressed version of the …


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