Classic Font: Brandywine

Classic Font: Brandywine

Brandywine is one of our favorite older fonts. It’s based on a hand lettering style used by legendary American artist Howard Pyle for a number of his books, including Pepper and Salt and The Lady of Shalott. It’s a uniquely readable style in the Arts and Crafts tradition, with open characters and variations in letter positioning which make it interesting. …


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New Font: Airship

In a slightly different reality where the Hindenberg never crashed, we were contacted by the TransAtlantic Zeppelin Company to develop a new logo font specifically for use on their new line of airships and the advertising campaign for their new schedule of overnight flights from America to Europe. We met their request with the development of the new Airship font …


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New Font: Borealis

Borealis is based on samples of advertising lettering from the 1930s with a strong Art Deco influence but a unique almost futuristic look. The characters are formed from very fine hand-drawn lines reminiscent of our Ducatus and Broadley fonts. Drawing a font like this with such regular lines and curves is extremely challenging and demands a great deal more attention …


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New Font: Alexandrine

I keep trying to come up with the perfect title font and while I’m not sure I’ll ever accomplish it, the process produces a lot of interesting fonts. The latest of these is Alexandrine. It was inspired to some degree by our recent Madding font, and also by the character forms in Illuminata. The idea was to take the general …


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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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Classic Font: Moravia

Our Alphons Mucha package was originally released in 1997. One of the most interesting original fonts included in the package was Moravia which was based on poster lettering Mucha did later in his career. We’ve just updated the Mucha package and as a featued font to go with it we’re offering a cleaned up and revised version of Moravia as …


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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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Font Revision: Pontifica New

Pontifica New is an entirely new version of Michael Scarpitti’s Pontifica font which we originally released back in 1999. Despite its popularity, Michael wasn’t satisfied with his original design and wanted to redo the font to be a more accurate representation of the samples of early gothic lettering on which it was based. He redid all of the outlines from …


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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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Classic Font: Delaguerra

Back in 2001 we were approached by the Santa Barbara Historical Society to develop a new font based on a style of lettering used on inscriptions on a number of historical buildings in downtown Santa Barbara. The result was the Delaguerra font which we named after the street where the historical society and many of the historic buildings are located. …


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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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Joyeuse Font

Joyeuse is one of our earliest developments of a really high-end font. It is based on samples of early 20th century metal type derived from a popular variant of William Morris’ Troy Typewhich deviated a lot from the original source design, but has much of the same stylish gothic revival look and feel. We originally released Joyeuse in 1992 and …


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