The Colonial Fonts Collection

The Colonial Fonts Collection

In our imaginations we associate the colonial period with images of idealism, revolution and adventure. It was a time of great men and ideas and of rogues and villainy. Colonial history has been immortalized tales of pirates, highwaymen, heroes and great statesmen. It was also one of the most fertile periods in the development of type and printed arts. The publishing industry in the American Colonies was energetic and ambitious, publishing all sorts of books, maps and periodicals for a growing literate population.


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Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

Russian Folk Art and Fonts Collection

In the early 20th century, before the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the Art Nouveau movement crept into the failing empire by way of Alphons Mucha and the Slavic Folk Art movement in Czechoslovakia. Russian artists picked up on the ideas of these movements and began producing new styles of art for a growing commercial marketplace, combining elements of traditional …


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Letterpress Font Collection

Letterpress Font Collection

Click any font to see more. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing, using letters carved into wooden blocks or cut from a rubbery material and attached to the blocks and then printed as a whole page composed of multiple elements. Today it is used primarily for poster printing by presses like Hatch Show Prints …


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Santa Sangre – A New Font

Santa Sangre – A New Font

BUY NOW         Santa Sangre is a 1960s era font based, but more of a California surf design style font than a psychedelic font. It has some unique characteristics, especially the disjointed character forms which make it really stand out. It would look great as a logo font on a line of surf boards. Santa Sangre features …


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Hendrix Psychedelic Font

Hendrix is one of our most classic and most quintessential psychedelic poster fonts. It is based on hand lettering from a number of posters and album covers produced in the 1960s and the early 1970s. It is a very striking font, quite recognizable and identified with the period.


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Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

Cataphract: 1950s Advertising Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Cataphract is based on a sample o 1950s era advertising lettering. It is uniquely angular and has a futuristic look characteristic of 1950s and early 1960s design. It would look great on a spaceship with fins. Cataphract has a full regular character set plus a custom set of outline characters so you can create titles with …


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Tantalus: New Font

Tantalus: New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Tantalus is a display font for titles with a basic Roman design and elaborately embellished characters. It features the more decorative versions of the characters in the upper case positions and a plain caps set in the lower case positions. It’s a neat whimsical font and if you need a compatible lower case character set of …


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Wild West Fonts

Our Wild West font collection features 14 fonts based on designs from the classic days of the American West (1870-1890). They are typical of the type and lettering styles used in signs, circulars, posters and newspapers during that era. The selection includes both decorative, display and text fonts. All the fonts are historically accurate and they are not available from …


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Juarez: New Font

Juarez: New Font

Grand Concours is based on lettering designed for a poster for the equestrian competition which was held at the Paris Hippodrome starting in the 1920s. The Grand Concours itself started in the 1860s, and is basically the French answer to an American rodeo.


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Lachesis Font

Lachesis was one of our earliest text font designs, a unique font deliberately designed to have an antique wood-cut look. It is based on samples of vintage type taken directly from letterpress type blocks found at the type museum in Barnard Maine, a great resource which closed a few years ago. Over the years Lachesis has gone through a lot …


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