Hesperides at True Blue Tattoo

Hesperides at True Blue Tattoo

One of the trendy local tattoo parlors here in Austin is True Blue Tattoo. They have a large staff of tattoo artists who do some very nice body art, including several who specialize in cool designs with calavera themes. But what I found most exciting on a recent visit to their website was their decision to feature some of our …


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Vintage Fonts in The Artist

After seeing it win all sorts of Oscars I had to sneak out for a matinee of The Artist yesterday. I had already been advised that it was worth checking out for its use of vintage fonts, including some of ours, and it seemed like I shouldn’t put it off any longer. While the film was certainly enjoyable both as …


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Folkard Appearing in The Woman in Black

My daughters persuaded me to join them for a trip to see Daniel Radcliffe in the new version of The Woman in Black and although I certainly enjoyed seeing a new film which was very much in the Hammer Films tradition, a pleasant bonus surprise was discovering that our Folkard font makes an uncredited appearance in the film. The movie …


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Fonts in Arthur Christmas

Took the kiddies to see Arthur Christmas today. The film was pretty good as animated Christmas fare goes. Light and full of action with some very good animation from Aardman, which has branched out from their long history of doing excellent stop motion work into 3D digital animation. But for me a surprise bonus at the end of the film …


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St. Nicholas Font on The Daily Show

Our St. Nicholas font has become so closely associated with the Christmas holiday that it seems to be showing up everywhere with the season approaching. Last year it showed up on Saturday Night Live and last night it was used on a title card for a comedy piece on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with John Stewart, accompanied by a …


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Rosemont Font in Upcoming Borrowers Movie

Hayao Miyazaki who brought us great animated fantasy films like Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away the the head of Studio Ghibli in Japan and they are carrying on his tradition with films directly by his proteges. They have a deal with Disney to distribute their new films here in the United States and their latest new …


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Scurlock Featured in New Cthulhu Movie

While looking for something good to watch on Netflix I stumbled on a movie recently released on DVD called The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. I wasn’t expecting much from a low budget independent horror film, but watching turned out to be a series of pleasant surprises. The first and biggest surprise was that my font Scurlock was featured as …


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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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