Protected: Bonus Instagram Font!

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Holiday Bonus: Present Labels

As a special holiday gift to our customers we’ve put together a special selection of Christmas present labels using traditional art from our collection. There are 13 labels in PDF format, perfect for printing out and using to label your presents. To download the labels click on the image of a sample label above and to the right and then …


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Follow The Scriptorium (@fontcraft) on Twitter, Get $10 Off Any Font!

Follow The Scriptorium (@fontcraft) on Twitter, Get $10 Off Any Font!

We’ve been very successful establishing our social media presence on Facebook, with over 12,000 likes for our Facebook Page. Yet we’ve let our presence on Twitter lag behind horribly, and we need more followers. So since we believe that incentives drive everything, including social media, we’ve got a special offer for anyone who follows us on Twitter. Follow us on …


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Folkard Spotted in Bar Harbor

On a previous vacation with my family I discovered my Folkard font in use for the signage on a restaurant in Bar Harbor called “The Lazy Lobster.” This year I was pleased to note new signage with a jaunty lobster, but still featuring Folkard. Bar Harbor is Maine’s legendary tourist town. Among the many chic restaurants, my eye was caught …


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In Memoriam: Hermann Zapf

“We are saddened by the death of legendary type designer Hermann Zapf at the age of 96. His classic fonts like Optima, Palatino and Zapf Chancery set the standard for type design for the 20th century. Zapf’s long career as designer and teacher was an inspiration to type designers around the world and made all of our lives a little …


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Featured Font: Barataria

BUY NOW Barataria is an elegant text and titling font with some unique features that really stand out for designing decorative logos with an elegant vintage look. It has a bit of a piratical look, a sort of more refined alternative to our Windlass font. This revised version features smoother outlines, numerous refinements, improved kerning and additional alternate characters. It …


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True Golden Font from the Designs of William Morris

BUY NOW True Golden is a classic font based on a design by legendary arts and crafts designer and author William Morris. It is a special rendering of Morris’ Golden type, based on printed samples rather than digitized steel type, preserving a more accurate representation of the look in print. True Golden has been one of our most popular text …


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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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Death and Taxes Sale

There are only two things we can really be sure of in life, death and taxes.  This is the season where we are most reminded of the grim specter of the tax man lurking just around the corner.  We can’t take away his burdensome presence, but maybe we can making it a bit lighter by reminding you that your investment …


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Sighting: Cymbeline Font in the Bookstore

I was browsing through the new release section in my local bookstore, enjoying the nostalgia of the printed book, when my eye was caught by an historical novel called “The Siege Winter.” More specifically the cover design drew my attention, because it used one of our earliest fonts, Cymbeline. More particularly I was struck by the shortcomings of the font …


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Now Delivering Fonts on Custom Flash Drives


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Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden by Walter Crane

The process of digitizing illustrated works by Walter Crane continues. The latest entry in the collection is Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden a work somewhat reminiscent of A Flower Wedding featuring a combination of poetry and fanciful illustrations of anthropomorphized flowers which are quite lovely. The lettering of the verses is in a style very similar to our …


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Captain Kidd Font in Princess Bride Memoir

I spotted a very appropriate use of our Captain Kidd font while browsing books at Barnes and Noble. It graces the cover of Cary Elwes new memoir in vignettes of his time working in The Princess Bride, which also features a picture of Elwes in his Dread Pirate Roberts costume – hence the connection to the Captain Kidd font. The …


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Letterpress Fonts in the Austin Airport

I was in the Austin airport taking off for parts unknown and felt a need for breakfast. Apparently the only option for a late-morning breakfast taco was Maudie’s Tex Mex, so I headed for Gate 11. I got my breakfast tacos, and they were truly awful, but the experience was made somewhat better by seeing their interesting menu and its …


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Louis Rhead Borders Mini-Package

This is a special collection of borders (and three illustrations) drawn by Louis Rhead for William Morris’ translation of The History of Oversea. These are striking borders in Rhead’s unique art nouveau style, well suited to various adaptations. The collection contains 13 borders and 3 illustrations, the complete decorations from this short classic. You can see a selection of the …


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American Horror Story: Chelsea Studio Font

With the premier of the fourth season of American Horror Story this Wednesday on the FX network, a lot of people will be seeing our Chelsea Studio in their high style commercials all over their cable networks. My teenage, horror-obsessed daughter drew my attention to their use of the font in the titles and it was gratifying to be able …


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