Creating the Glastonbury Font

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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Cymbeline: Revised Font

Cymbeline: Revised Font

BUY NOW Cymbeline was one of our earliest font designs and has been fairly popular over the years, but some of the shortcomings of the font came to our attention after seeing the font on a book cover, so we decided to work it over and see if we could produce an improved version, while preserving the calligraphic look of …


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Marquis Greeking

Marquis Greeking

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Marquis Greeking is unreadable.  It is supposed to be unreadable, because it is a Greeking Font, a font designed specifically to check layout and overall appearance without the distraction of the actual text. It contains variations of actual characters from our Marquis text font, with the exact spacing and kerning of the original, but used to …


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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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Sprite: Classic Font

Sprite: Classic Font

I was out to dinner for my daughter’s birthday and we went to a nice restaurant in downtown Austin called Boticelli’s. Much to my surprise the logo of the restaurant was strangely familiar. It was in our Sprite font, shown to the right. In this new edition we have improved the kerning and spacing, expanded alternate characters and added a …


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New Font: Merguez

New Font: Merguez

Merguez is a hand lettered font in the tradition of Speedball freehand calligraphy, but with some unusual florishes. It makes an excellent alternative to boring informal hand lettering fonts like Comic Sans.It includes a full upper and lower case character set, plus numbers and punctuation. We picked the name for it from the popular French sausage made from lamb and spices, which you have to admit it kind of looks like.


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Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

Pyle Gothic is based on lettering designed by Howard Pyle, from his Adventures of Robin Hood and King Arthur and His Knights. It combines elements of calligraphy and a simulation of primitive printing techniques. The original characters were carved into wood blocks from which the black and white illustrations with captions were printed.


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New Font: Cavegirl Gothic

New Font: Cavegirl Gothic

Cavegirl is inspired by the genre of prehistoric epic films, the most memorable of which is One Million Years BC, starring the voluptuous Raquel Welch clad only in a legendary fur bikini.


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Classic Font: Wolfram

Classic Font: Wolfram

Wolfram is a great example of early 20th century type design.  It is bold and intended for use in posters and signage, but it has rough outlines for a mock antique look.  It also has an unusually wide footprint for a very striking look.We originally produced Wolfram in the mid-90s, and it has been somewhat revised and expanded since them.  …


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New Font: Dahlgren

Dahlgren is a heavyweight, square shaped font which works well for titles and display uses.  Its an original design, with a standard character set and a set of outline characters.  It takes its name from the Civil War era engineer who designed the Dahlgren Gun. You can try the DEMO version of Dahlgren for free. The demo version has a …


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New Font: Sternhagen

Sternhagen is a classically attractive font with a modernized gothic look which combines traditional elements from the high middle ages with a bit of Art Deco style. It will eventually be part of our Gothic Fonts Collections, but for now it is available singly.Sternhagen has a complete upper and lowercase character set and a number of special characters. It should …


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