Odyssey – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Odyssey – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson was an artist of the first half of the 20th century who started his career as a book illustrator and produced many fantasy and fairytale illustrations, including illustrating Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies. Later in his career he became a cartoonist producing humorous cartoons of fanciful weapons during the World Wars. One of his little known works …


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Russian Constructivist Fonts

Russian Constructivist Fonts

One of our most stylish packages is our collection of Constructivist Fonts based on poster lettering from the early post-revolutionary period in Russia, including designs based on the styles of famous designers of the period like Alexander Rodchenko, Mikhail Vrubel and Sergei Eisenstein.  These are typical of the movement which led to Soviet Realism and which influenced design around the …


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Abelarde Font

Abelarde Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features. It was the first font to be featured on our website and has been popular ever since. We’ve done some simpler fonts in the same general vein like Cymbeline, Aneirin and Perigord, …


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Recently Acquired: Three Rare Shakespeare Volumes

Recently Acquired: Three Rare Shakespeare Volumes

I thought a look at what we’ve working on might be interesting. We’re always scouring used bookstores and online auctions for good source material for future design projects, especially old decorated books and books on typography. Recently we hit on three rare and interesting Shakespeare works. This is a first look at them. The oldest and perhaps the most interesting …


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2016 Font and Art Sampler

2016 Font and Art Sampler

                        Every year we put out a special sampler package of the fonts and art which we released or revised in the previous year at a very low introductory price. It’s a great way to try out some of our products. Now it’s time to release the sampler for 2016, with a great selection of recent font and art releases. …


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Imperial Stencil – A New Font

Imperial Stencil – A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Imperial Stencil is a new font based on stencil lettering from the 1930s. It has some unusual features and very tall characters, including an interesting lower case character set. It also has characteristically rough outlines to create more of a hand stenciled look. It stands out on a sign or poster and while it looks like …


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Art Nouveau Font Collection

Art Nouveau Font Collection

Our venerable Art Nouveau Font Collection is going to be going through some changes in the near future, with some of the content being split out and added to other collections to make our new French Art Nouveau, Victorian Fonts and Art and Secessionist Fonts and Art packages. This is your last chance to order the full package in this format before it is phased out.


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Goblin Market by Margaret Tarrant

Goblin Market by Margaret Tarrant

Margaret Tarrant was a notable English children’s book illustrator of the early 20th century. She is best known for her fairy illustrations, published in books like The Forest Fairies, The Pond Fairies, and The Twilight Fairies from the publishing wing of the Medici Society. Although it had already been illustrated by several popular illustrators, like Arthur Rackham, Tarrant was called …


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Altenburg: Featured Font

Altenburg: Featured Font

<Altenburg was one of our early font releases, back in 1997. It has been revised several times since then with characters added and various improvements. Our attention was drawn to it by a customer so we decided it was due for a re-release with a few more revisions. It is based on samples of early medieval hand lettering from carved …


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Illuminated Initials from Early Manuscripts

Illuminated Initials from Early Manuscripts

In the mid-19th century Owen Jones undertook to catalog historic design and decoration in phenomenal detail and with exacting thoroughness in a series of beautifully illustrated books. The most famous of these is his Grammar of Ornament, which provides an overview of design and ornament from ancient times to the Renaissance. His next most notable work on historic design is …


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Nopalito – New Font

Nopalito – New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Nopalito is an unusual font based on left-handed calligraphy with a backwards slant.  Someone suggested that it would be perfect for Mexican restaurant menus, so we named it Nopalito after the popular food made from the stems of the Prickly Pear cactus. Nopalito would definitely make a great restaurant menu or signage font and it does …


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Join the Font Club!

Join the Font Club!

As a special offer to for the season, we’re offering a one-time discount on new and renewal memberships in our Font Club. The Font Club is a unique subscription service where you get the complete versions of each of our featured new font releases as they are released, including both the True Type and Postscript Versions for Windows and MacOS. …


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