Rocksteady – A New Font

Rocksteady – A New Font

Rocksteady is an original font design for pretty specialized applications. It’s super bold and irregular, with two different character sets. The upper case just looks like a bold, rough-hewn alphabet, but the lower case looks like the same characters but assembled from stacked, rough stones. Hence the name and the rock themed preview graphics.


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Holly Initials: A Christmas Font

Holly Initials: A Christmas Font

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a special font designed to capture the mood of the season. As a source for something special I went to our library of rare books on type and calligraphy and found a rare book on calligraphy called Real PenWork published in the 1880s by Knowles and Maxim. We originally acquired it as a source …


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Carte du Jour – A Cafe Chalkboard Font

Carte du Jour – A Cafe Chalkboard Font

Carte du Jour is a font designed to look like the fancy lettering used on the chalkboard outside a sidewalk cafe. It’s just one of the styles which might be used on a chalkboard sign, but it’s very readable and well suited to putting a lot of text in a small space to catch the eye.


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Newgrange: A Lost Font

Newgrange: A Lost Font

Newgrange is a Celtic style font which takes its name from the Newgrange neolithic site in County Meath in Ireland. It is one of the most fascinating ancient monuments in the British Iseles, older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.  Stylistically it draws its inspiration from Celtic squared uncial lettering, with the same stone-cut styling found in our Stonecross font, to which it makes an excellent companion piece.


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Starliner: New Font

Starliner: New Font

Starliner envisions what the logo lettering for an interstellar passenger liner would look like in the Science Fiction future of the 1950s pulp magazines. Sort of Art Deco filtered through the vision of Jack Vance. It’s been a while since we’ve done a science fiction font and this one is pretty cool.


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Mannerheim Font

Mannerheim Font

Among our recent acquisitions of source material, we discovered some great samples of German letterpress type from the 1930s. These included a number of interesting fonts in the art deco and constructivist styles. Very modern looking for the period.


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Paris 1925 Font

Paris 1925 Font

We developed this lettering into the Paris 1925 font, which will be the centerpiece of our forthcoming second Art Deco fonts collection. The font has a full character set plus special initials as the upper case characters, and unique overlapping kerning which creates many custom character pairs. It also includes original, stylistically compatible custom numerals.


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New Font: Vie Moderne

New Font: Vie Moderne

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Vie Moderne is a new font based on Art Deco lettering from the 1920s.  It is typical of the French Art Deco influenced fonts which were featured in association with the International Exposition of Modern and Industrial Art in Paris in 1925. Vie Moderne includes a full character set and numbers.  The upper case characters are …


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Creating the Glastonbury Font

Too many years ago to count, I was lucky enough to attend St. Albans School in Washington, DC. It’s a great school with a rich history and an association with the National Cathedral and the rich cultural heritage of the Episcopal Church and many of the traditions of the English public schools. It’s a school with a lot of character …


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Tilbury: New Font

Tilbury: New Font

Tilbury is based on advertising lettering from the 1930s. It has a unique and stylish look reminiscent of a swashed italic brush script.


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Power Tie: New Font

Power Tie: New Font

Power tie is based on a design for hand lettering from the 1930s. It was originally done as a conceptual design for signage in a men’s haberdashery. It is a handsome, muscular font in the Art Deco tradition.


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Sarandiel: New Font

Sarandiel: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Sarandiel is a new script font based on vintage hand lettering.  It has complex flourished capital letters with simpler compatible lower case characters and numbers.  It is carefully spaced and kerned and well suited the formal uses like invitations and certificates.  It takes its name from the angel of the twelfth hour of the night. You …


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