Wanax Font

Wanax Font

  BUY NOW     Once upon a time when he was a graduate student Dave Nalle fooled around with tagging and came up with an original graffiti lettering style. Inevitably he made it into a font and the result is Wanax, which we released but didn’t give much promotion. So now we’re releasing it for real on our website …


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Retrofuturist Fonts

Retrofuturist Fonts

Our work on fonts from the 1920s and 1930s has focused a lot on Arts and Crafts and Art Deco fonts, but in parallel with those movements, there was a lot of innovation in more mass market design, much of it found in pulp magazines, especially pulp science fiction magazines which had a real renaissance in that period. These pulp …


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Imprimato – Classic Font

Imprimato – Classic Font

BUY NOW Imprimato is a near font we released a couple of years ago, which somehow never made it onto our website.  It is an original design and may have coincided with the designer having a minor stroke, accounting for the lack of promotion. Nonetheless, Imprimato is an interesting font, with upper and lowecase characters of uniform height, designed to …


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Tiki Party Font

Tiki Party Font

BUY NOW Tiki Party is a new font made for the intriguing tiki subculture. It is based on masks of Polynesian deities and spirits. They occupy the upper case postions and the lower case of the font is a full set of normal characters in a rough-cut style. It includes numbers and punctuation. It’s decorative and very appropriate for party …


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Ariosto Font – Featured

Ariosto Font – Featured

BUY NOW Ariosto is the very first Art Nouveau font we developed.  It has gone through several versions, because like many of our early fonts there were elements that needed improvement.  Now that it’s a mature font it is much refined and an excellent example of Art Nouveau type design. Ariosto features a full upper and lower case character set, …


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Eastside Round Graffiti Font

Eastside Round Graffiti Font

BUY NOW         Eastside Round is based on unique graffiti tagging samples from Washington, DC – found mostly on trashcans and electrical equipment boxes.  They have been regularized and regimented enough to be readable without losing the hand painted character of the letters. It has some charming and unusual features while looking very natural and kind of …


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Allencon Font

Allencon Font

BUY NOW         Allencon is a calligraphic font based on an interpretation of 6th century Ostrogothic Italian calligraphy.  It make a great, bold alternative to all of the too-popular swashy calligraphy fonts.  Very readable and visually appealing. Allencon has a full set of upper and lower case characters, numbers and punctuation and some special characters and swashes. …


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Silent Film Font Collection

Silent Film Font Collection

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 from the 1920s into a coherent package, especially since few of them are included …


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Imperatore – A New Font

Imperatore – A New Font

BUY NOW Imperatore is an Art Deco typeface based on a hand lettered design from California Art Deco master designer Pedro de Lemos in the 1920s.  We have made some appropriate modifications and completed the character set to make a pretty striking typeface. Imperatore has a full set of upper and lower case characters, numbers and punctuation. There is no …


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Adresack Font Revised

Adresack Font Revised

Adresack is an original font in an arts and crafts style.  It is one of the first fonts we did – back in 1996 – entirely by construction directly in Fontographer.  It was inspired by  the lettering styles of designers like Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Jessie M. King. The accompanying graphic features an Arts and Crafts style fireplace because that’s …


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Design Your Own Holiday Cards with Pedro Lemos

Pedro Lemos was the editor of School Arts Magazine and a major figure in the California Arts and Crafts Crafts movement. He was also taught at Stanford University director of their Art Museum. He focused a lot of his effort on reviving hand crafting in various arts which had been taken over by mass production. His works on designing with …


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Ardenwood – Embellished Calligraphy Font

Ardenwood – Embellished Calligraphy Font

BUY NOW           Ardenwood is a fantastic example of embellished calligraphy made into a font, with super decorated characters which can look amazing in combination. Ardenwood has two character sets, one more elaborately decorated and one less decorated on the lower case positions. It does not have traditional capital letters. There is no demo version of …


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Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen is a decorative hand-lettered font based on early 20th century artists lettering. It has a number of unique features characteristic of arts and crafts period lettering, including decorative flourishes which can be applied to many characters, complete alternate versions of many of the characters, and decroative dots which can be placed in five different positions relative to any …


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Classic Font: Brandywine

Classic Font: Brandywine

Brandywine is one of our favorite older fonts. It’s based on a hand lettering style used by legendary American artist Howard Pyle for a number of his books, including Pepper and Salt and The Lady of Shalott. It’s a uniquely readable style in the Arts and Crafts tradition, with open characters and variations in letter positioning which make it interesting. …


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Backsplash – A New Font

Backsplash – A New Font

BUY NOW     Backsplash is a unique original calligraphic font based on quirky left-handed lettering.  Nothing fancy, with a bit of a graffiti flavoring to it and a lot of interesting variations to the character forms. Backsplash has a full set of regular characters, numbers and punctuation. There is no demo version of Backsplash, but you can see samples …


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