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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The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott

Howard Pyle’s illustrated edition of Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott is probably the single greatest expression of book design in the American arts and crafts movement of the late 19th century. This early Pyle work combines his vivid illustrative style with exceptional decoration and lettering into a modern illuminated masterpiece.


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Fonts for Frankenstein

Fonts for Frankenstein

So you’re all broken up about the recent death of classic horror comic artist Bernie Wrightson and you want to make a tribute web page to his memory. Of course, since Wrightson is best known for his Frankenstein! Alive! series (and Swamp Thing, of course) you want it to have a Frankenstein theme. Or maybe you like the classic James …


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Steampunk Fonts and Textures

Steampunk Fonts and Textures

Click on any font below to view a larger sample.           One of our most interesting recent releases is our Steampunk Fonts and Texture collection. It’s a new set of fonts, many of which are new or in no previous collection, plus more than 20 original high-resolution metallic textures. It’s everything you need to create unique …


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Wildhand Graffiti Font

Wildhand Graffiti Font

< BUY NOW TRY DEMO Wildhand is a font based on samples of calligraphic grafitti taken from urban locations. It is typical of some of the more legible lettering styles used by taggers in the 1990s. Wildhand is a good starter graffiti font. It features a full A-Z character set plus a lowercase set of characters with variant shapes and …


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Eastlake Design Sampler

Eastlake Design Sampler

When we were renovating our house I discovered ornamental brass fixtures for the doors designed by Charles Eastlake.  So I went shopping and found antique Eastlake hinges and knobs for all the doors. Charles Locke Eastlake (1836–1906) was the greatest British Arts and Crafts designer in the period after William Morris.  Like Morris he combined principles of art and decoration …


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Bathysphere – An Subaqueous Font

Bathysphere – An Subaqueous Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Bathysphere is based on a sample of hand drawn poster lettering from the 1930s. It has an unusual bubbly look, which inspired the name and the choice of graphics which draw on cover art of a Bathysphere from an issue of Modern Mechanix from the 1935. Bathysphere has some elements in common with other fonts we’ve …


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Walter Crane’s <i>The Shepheard’s Calender</i>

Walter Crane’s The Shepheard’s Calender

Another of Walter Crane’s interesting decorated books is his edition of Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Shepheard’s Calender. It’s not as well known as Spenser’s The Faerie Queen which Crane also illustrated, but it has excellent illustrations and a particularly outstanding set of emblems with latin mottos which accompany the main illustrations. It also has a great frontispiece, decorative endpapers …


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The Illiad – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

The Illiad – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson was one of the most popular and successful illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th century, known for his ability to draw and paint in distinctly different styles and for his unique drawings of complex fantastical machinery and for his topical cartoons. We have recently started actively adding Robinson works to our library (we also have …


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