Valdemar Font on Harry Potter Wands

Valdemar Font on Harry Potter Wands

With the dramatic opening of the last film in the Harry Potter series opening this weekend it seemed appropriate to mention a little bit of the history of the relationship between the movies and Scriptorum Fonts. Way back when the first movie came out we were cotacted by the merchandising team and a deal was struck where a set of …


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Captain Kidd at the Book Fair

Amazon.com WidgetsLast week was the Scholastic Book Fair at my youngest daughter’s school, and while browsing the book selections I was pleased to discover several of our fonts on the covers of several recently released childrens and young adult books whcih I hadn’t seen before. Most notable among the featured fonts was our popular Captain Kidd font which was on …


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Flatstock 29: A Plethora of Posters in Austin

For the second year in a row I braved the crowds and the chaos which is the South by Southwest festival in Austin to check out the Flatstock poster show at the Austin Convention Center. It was a great experience last year, and I was not disappointed to find much more of the same this year. As a graphic designer …


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Bridgeport in Bridgeport

It’s so appropriate that we had to make a note of it. At the Harborview Market in Bridgeport, Connecticut, owner Rick Torres has prominently featured our Bridgeport font in his signage for the popular local coffee shop. We stumbled on the image of the sign when Torres ran for Congress last year. He didn’t win, but he’s a big star …


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Cochin Archaic in True Grit

After enjoying a couple of hours watching the recent remake of the classic western True Grit, I was pleasantly surprised to see what was unmistakably our Cochin Archaic font appear in the ending titles accompanied by a couple of other fonts which may have been ours as well, but were more difficult to identify. Cochin Archaic was unmistakable because it …


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St. Nicholas Font on SNL

Sometimes our fonts show up in pretty cool locations. Last night, as a child of the 70s who has watched Saturday Night Live for about 35 years, I was excited to see the St. Nicholas


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Folkard: The World of Warcraft Font

For several years World of Warcraft has been the dominant multiplayer online computer game on the market. It is moving into a new era this week with the release of Wrath of the Lich King an expansion which opens up more realms and new opportunities to players, adding to the depth and variety of the world to keep players involved …


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The St. Nicholas Font Put to Good Use

Recently, one of our customers who goes by the nom de net of Ghostfire, contacted us about some minor improvements she had in mind for our St. Nicholas font. In the process, she brought to our attention an example of some work she had done with the font, and I thought that her work was worth sharing as a clever …


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Scurlock on the Game Shelf

Scurlock has always been one of our most popular fonts for designers working in the board and roleplaying game industries and it has recently shown up in a couple of new games in your local game specialty store. A couple of years ago Scurlock was used for the box cover and interior titles of a lavishly produced Arthurian-themed game called …


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Russian Folkard Sees Print

We originally designed the Russian and Eastern European versions of our Folkard font for a special project which I’m still not cleared to talk about, but we did get to release them some months ago for general sale, and much to my surprise I was in my local Russian deli, and there on one of their shelves of Russian knicknacks …


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Valdemar Font Featured in Dragon Age

While browsing the shelves at my local bookstore I came across a series of novels based in the world of a game I had never heard of called Dragon Age. They caught my eye because the titles were done in our popular Valdemar font. On further investigation I discovered a lot more about the game and related products, all of …


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Percy Jackson: The Lighning Thief

Featuring the Windlass Font

A few months ago we noted that our Windlass font was being used for the titles on the long-running series of Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. Now the first movie based on the book series is premiering (February 12th) and the main title is very nicely done with Windlass and featuring some nice customization including a flaming trident in …


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On the Shelves: New Boardgames

Browsing the shelves at our local game store, Great Hall Games in Austin, I ran into some pleasant surprises when I found several of our fonts on the being used in recent boardgame releases. First to catch my eye was the massive box of the fantasy boardgame Descent: Journeys in the Dark from Fantasy Flight Games. It’s another in the …


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On the Shelves

Given the historical and often fanciful character of so many of our fonts I’ve been surprised not to see more of them showing up on the cover of romance novels, especially those with a historical setting. Well, that changed recently with the discovery of our Ardenwood font used very effectively on the cover of the high-end historical romance No Greater …


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On the Shelves: Captain Kidd and Folkard

It seems like it’s always the young adult section of the bookstore where I find our fonts being used. This time what caught my eye first was a book by Berke Breathed who started his cartooning career at the Daily Texan here in Austin and went on to national fame with Bloom County. His new illustrated novelette is Flawed Dogs, …


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Sighting: Wild West Fonts at Randall’s

I was in the checkout line at Randall’s today (the thinkly disguised version of Safeway we have in Austin) and was surprised to see that the recycled and reusable plastic shopping bags at the register featured several fonts from our Wild West font collection. One way they keep the price of these eco-friendly bags low is by using them for …


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