New Font: BigBlok
A great many years ago when working in game publishing I had a real fascination with doing titles in a strong, super-bold font called Bolt Bold. The truth is I rather overused it. In doing some research I find it on more than a dozen different game books I wrote in the early 80s, all quite collectable and out of print today.
In an article last week we explored the origins of the font used in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and a bit of the history of the Django genre of films. That was part of the process of the development of an original font bas[...]
We've done a number of fonts based on lettering by vintage calligrapher and design historian J. M. Bergling, including several with an Art Nouveau flavor like Boetia and Belgravia. Our newest font is in that same tradition, but it [...]
In the week leading up to St. Patrick's Day it's all about Celtic design, so our featured classic font has to be something with a Celtic theme. That being the case, there's no better choice than our bold and beautiful Padstow font. It[...]
I was playing around with some paint at our chicken coop and realized I had an opportunity to do some hands-on design work for a brush-style font, so I did a set of sample brush strokes on a piece of the recycled coroplast which cover[...]
We don't normally like to follow the same theme too much with our new font releases, but because we wanted to put together a special package of fonts by J. M. Bergling we're following the release of Beaumains with Bosphoros, another f[...]
Dromon has been one of our most popular and most successful display fonts. It's a modern, super-bold headline style with some clear ancestry in German gothic type design, but a unique and contemporary look. This new release of Dromo[...]
Melcheburn is a really handsome calligraphic font which we first released in 2000 and which has been revised twice since then. It has character forms which are more decorative than classic black letter fonts, with embellished capitals[...]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Quicksilver was designed as one of the original featured fonts included in our Psychedelic Fonts Package. It was developed into a full font from a sample of lettering from Quicksilver Messen[...]
It's time for something new and strange, our new and original Monstrous font. Monstrous is a titling font which offers a striking look and special features which make it truly unique. The characters are stylized and super-bold, but[...]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Escargot is based on lettering from the cover of an early pulp novel I came across a couple of months ago. It's a strong example of a distinctive style of sign and poster lettering fro[...]
Swithin was designed to be our featured holiday font for 2003. It is based on samples of advertising lettering from posters produced during the 1920s. The whimsical nature of the characters and the decorative elements make it an exc[...]
Engrossing is one of our earliest fonts, originally released in the early 1990s. It is based on one of the very first examples of printed type in a script style. The historic source design was derived from common 17th century callig[...]
Serenissima takes its name from a nickname for the city of Venice which means "The Serene One." It's a particularly inappropriate name considering what a huge and absolutely unserene effort went into the creation of this digital versi[...]
Illuminata was inspired by lettering from a poster from the Fillmore in the 1960s. It was originally released in 2001 as part of the Psychedelic Fonts package and then later further developed for the Oroborosgame project. This latest [...]
Film director Sergei Eisenstein was a major influence on the Constructivist movement through his collaboration with Alexander Rodchenko and by inspiring other artists of the era. Thus it seems appropriate that the final font i[...]
When we did a font (and a feature article) recently based on a design by Alexander Rodchenko, the result was a very cool font, but while it was based on Rodchenko lettering, it is not the style most associated with his work. The ta[...]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Potsdam was one of our earliest font releases, first produced in 1992 based on samples of 19th century decorative German type. It was one of our first fonts designed for MacIntosh computer users and fol[...]
Alecto was originally released in 2002 and was one of the fonts developed for our Futuristic Fonts package. It has a unique science fictional look, combining some of the look of an OCR font with pure fantasy elements. It's just the k[...]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Our Munich font was first released in 1998 and has been revised several times since then. This latest version includes substantial improvements in the outlines of the characters and a new set of simple upper [...]
Futuristic Fonts – Updated and Expanded
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|It’s not easy to define what the future of font design will be, but we can certainly identify fonts which look like something from what we imagine the future to be. Fonts with a high-tech, mechanical look are always considered futuristic, and there are certain styles which have come to be associated with science fiction and other futuristic themes.Strangely, we’ve come to associate Arts and Crafts fonts, or fonts which derive from that tradition more strongly than any others with the look of the future. Fonts like Semiramis, Sanhedrin and Alecto which are one step removed from traditional Arts and Crafts design fit right in with the futuristic theme. Some other classic fonts are also obvious picks, especially those which come from futuristic design movements like constructivism, the source for our Structura font. And of course, you can’t go wrong throwing some technological imagery in with appropriate lettering, as you see in Circuit and Gearhead. Putting all these together we get a nice melange with what we tend to imagine as the look of the future.
Several of the fonts are fairly new releases or seldom seen fonts, brought in specially for this package. Alecto is a new original design, and Circuit and Gearhead have not been available for general distribution until now. You haven’t seen them before and you won’t find them in any of our other packages.
We’ve just released a new and updated edition of the Futuristic Fonts package with four new fonts, Treadway, St. Ives, Death Ray and Monstrous. You can get them when you order the package at a special discounted price, or if you already have the package you can order just the update for only $20.
The complete new edition of the Futuristic Fonts collection is available for only $69. It comes in a dual format archive for Windows or MacOS computers and includes both Postscript and TrueType fonts. You can order it easily online from our ONLINE STORE. If you already have the earlier release of the package, you’re eligible to ORDER THE UPDATE for just $20.
To get an idea of what our futuristic fonts are like, try out the demo version of Alecto. It doesn’t have all of the punctuation and variant characters, but should give you a good feel for the font. Click here to download Alecto in an archive which will work with Windows or Mac OSX.
We've done several previous packages based on designs by Victorian design historian Owen Jones. They include our fantastic Grammar of Ornament package and the new Gray's Elegy. Our next addition to our selection of Jones design package[more]
In our article on the fonts in the recent silent film The Artist we identified a number of our fonts which were similar in style to the period fonts in the film and historic films of that era. It seemed logical that we collect these fonts f[more]
I often find myself being surprised by art which I run into in unexpected places, or in contexts where I don't think about art as art because of its utilitarian application. I stumbled into a good example this weekend when I took my 11 y[more]
I didn't get to go to the Flatstock Poster Show this Spring because I was out of town, but Austin is always a great town for show posters and I regularly come across interesting examples of local design, as happened today when I was out sho[more]
In the height of the blazing heat of the summer what could be cooler than a great sale on single fonts? Through August 9th if you place an order for an assortment of single fonts of your choice, the more you order the bigger the discount[more]
Aylmer Vallance was a 19th century book designer who is probably best remembered for his cataloging and writing on the work of William Morris, but Vallance was also a notable designer in the arts and craft movement in his own right. His de[more]
For years here at the Scriptorium we've been developing fonts and collecting unique art which is perfect for Halloween and putting it together into packages which we promote through our Boneyard Fonts site. After 10 years we've put togethe[more]
Along with Arthur Rackham and Kate Greenaway, Cicely Mary Barker was one of the three great fairy illustrators of the early 20th century. Her Flower Fairies books were enormously popular and influential on illustrators of the period. willy [more]
I stopped into our local barbeque parlor for dinner this evening, and parked out front I found a stylishly decorated Mini Cooper wrapped with art promoting DragonsLair, Austin's preeminent comic book and game emporium. Even better, the stor[more]
Alphonse Mucha was born in what is now the Czech Republic in 1860 and moved to Paris in 1890 where he became the star of the poster-art movement under the patronage of the Sarah Bernhardt, socializing with the greatest of the impressionists[more]
One of our upcoming fonts is the result of an interesting project, developing original initials based on designs by Walter Crane. We recently acquired an obscure edition of French tales of Reynard the Fox illustrated by Crane with a series [more]
he Celts have been acclaimed for their remarkable artistic legacy - far more substantial than that of other ancient societies of Western Europe. They left behind a fascinating tradition of visual and literary art,and can be credited wi[more]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Reynard is a classic font based on hand lettering from the decorative frontispiece of a book of French fairytales published in the 1890s. It looks like a combination of art nouveau lettering[more]
You can try out a sample border font for free. Click here to download the working trial version of Page Rules for either WINDOWS or MacOS One of the traditions in type design over the years has been t[more]
BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview It's Halloween season so it seems essential to feature a horror font and Sepultura is a stand-out choice. It combines extreme and stylized gothic calligraphy with special embellishments with[more]
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