Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New. It is stylistically similar to our Allegheny font, but cleaner and clearer. It has characteristic clubbed ascenders on many of the lowercase letters, and alternate versions of a large selection of characters. It’s …


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St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas is based on the title lettering from the early 20th century childrens magazine St. Nicholas, published by the Warne company, which is perhaps best known for publishing the works of Beatrix Potter. The magazine featured several different title styles over the years, but this particular design stood out so we designed a complete font based on it. It’s …


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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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Goddard Font

Goddard Font

Goddard is a striking Art Nouveau font based on French advertising lettering. It was originally released in 2000 and has been one of our most popular fonts since then. It has been particularly popular in marketing and packaging applications.


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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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Marmyadose: Classic Font

Marmyadose: Classic Font

Back in 1995 I designed a card game called Quest for the Grail and formed a publishing partnership to produce it called Stone Ring Games. I did a bunch of design work for the game, including designing a unique title font called Marmyadose. Marmyadose was a unique font, but it was too fancy to read in small print on the cards,


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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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Grand Concours: New Font

Grand Concours: 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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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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