Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded

Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded

It’s not easy to define what the future of font design will be, but we can certainly identify fonts which look like something from what we imagine the future to be. Fonts with a high-tech, mechanical look are always considered futuristic, and there are certain styles which have come to be associated with science fiction and other futuristic themes.


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Alecto Font: Featured

Alecto Font: Featured

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Alecto was originally released in 2002 and was one of the fonts developed for our Futuristic Fonts package. It has a unique science fictional look, combining some of the look of an OCR font with pure fantasy elements. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect to see on the side of a spaceship in an …


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Gates of the West – A New Font

Gates of the West – A New Font

BUY NOW       Gates of the West is based on samples of advertising lettering from the 1920s.  It is an Art Deco style with some interesting variations, hand drawn with an old-fashioned speedball and digitally rendered to have the character of hand drawn lettering but the regularity of mechanical type. It takes it’s name from the Clash song …


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Pulp Fonts

Pulp Fonts

In the 1930s there was an explosion of popular literature in the form of pulp novels and magazines, featuring lurid covers and scandalous content in a diversity of genres from suspense to mystery to science fiction to westerns. Pulp novel covers had a distinctive style and that included the use of characteristic lettering styles, and we’ve developed a special collection of fonts which capture the key elements of pulp style.


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Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon: A Classic Best Seller

Abaddon is one of our most best-selling fonts, made popular by the bands Bullet for my Valentine and Godsmack. The design originates with a variation on lettering by Alphons Mucha with added details and features which preserve an Art Nouveau look but add a bit of a harder edge to make a perfect horror or heavy metal themed font. Abaddon …


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Glyphos Mid-Century Advertising Font

Glyphos Mid-Century Advertising Font

BUY NOW Glyphos is based on samples of mid-century advertising lettering, particularly automotive promos. It originated with a custom design we did for a vintage tire manufacturer and we expanded on it with reference to advertising posters for Grand Prix events and particularly for Jaquar in the 1940s and 1950s. Glyphos has a full uppercase character set and a lowercase …


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Estoril Font

Estoril Font

Estoril is a bold display font with a unique look somewhere between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. It’s typical of the kinds of advertising poster lettering which was highly influential on the nostalgic lettering styles of the Psychedelic period as well. It fits in well stylistically with both our Art Nouveau collection and our Psychedelic fonts. As for …


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Art & Symbol Fonts Collection

Art & Symbol Fonts Collection

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments used to fill space on a printed page. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like type.   Modern art fonts are able to reproduce more complex images so they can also draw on the …


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Gebrauschgraphik, a German Art Deco Brutalist Font

Gebrauschgraphik, a German Art Deco Brutalist Font

BUY NOW     Gebrauschgraphik was the German equivalent of the American magazine Advertising Arts Annual and had the same concept of collecting photos and tear sheets of magazine ads for each year to provide a kind of snapshot of design for the year. Every issue featured a unique cover with original title lettering. Our Gebrauschgraphik font is based on …


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Wormwood, A New Font

Wormwood, A New Font

BUY NOW   Wormwood is a new font based on fanciful lettering from the Art Nouveau period.  Someone suggested that it looked like something you would draw while taking Absinthe, hence the name Wormwood. It bears some similarity to lettering styles which were popular for posters during the psychedelic period of the 1960s. Wormwood includes a full upper case character …


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Gwionbach, a Font for St. Patrick’s Day

Gwionbach, a Font for St. Patrick’s Day

Gwionbach was inspired by a highly decorated page from an antique Celtic manuscript where a combination of Latin and Celtic letter styles produced an attractive hybrid form with lots of interesting character variations. Imagine the letters in the font outlined, gold filled and with decorative highlights. It also includes some special feature characters like special heavy weight over and underlines. …


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New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

New Font: Peacock Pie based on lettering by W. H. Robinson

BUY NOW   Peacock Pie is a new font based on the original lettering of legendary illustrator W. Heath Robinson from the 1923 edition of Peacock Pie, a collection of poems for children by Walter de la Mare. For this book Robinson did extensive illustrations and designed custom chapter headings and a custom frontispiece using this unique calligraphic style. We …


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Scrawlies 2.0 – A Sloppy Handwritten Font Revised

Scrawlies 2.0 – A Sloppy Handwritten Font Revised

Scrawlies was originally released in 2000 based on our lead designer’s wretched natural handwriting from when he was teaching college.  His handwriting may have gotten worse since then, but we preserved it in all its glory as it was then. This new 2.0 version of Scrawlies features and advanced and expanded character set with foreign language characters, plus a bold …


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New Font: Cafe Society

New Font: Cafe Society

BUY NOW Cafe Society is a font based on hand lettering from the early 20th century we found in an old book on lettering. The lettering style shows clear Art Nouveau influences, drawing on the styles of Alphonse Mucha and George Auriol but with it’s own complex and unique character. Cafe Society has a full normal character set with upper …


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Bikini Atoll – A Fun Font with Palm Trees!

Bikini Atoll – A Fun Font with Palm Trees!

“ BUY NOW   Our fourth and final end of year bonus, clean-up font is Bikini Atoll, a fun but very specialized font where each character is made up of palm trees in an informal sketchy style. Bikini Atoll is based on some mid-century lettering samples. It takes its name from the island chain where the hydrogen bomb was tested. …


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Kinderlieder – A Secessionist Font

Kinderlieder – A Secessionist Font

BUY NOW In the leftover fonts box we found this beautiful font based on title lettering from an Austrian children’s book from the Secessionist period. It’s actually a Christmas font but we didn’t have it ready quite in time, so we’re releasing it belatedly now. Kinderlieder has characteristics of Art Nouveau and early Art Deco typography. Although it originates in …


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