Walter Crane’s <i>A Flower Wedding</i>

Walter Crane’s A Flower Wedding

One of the most interesting items in our extensive collection of Walter Crane illustrated books is Crane’s 1905 work A Flower Wedding, an original poem illustrated with 39 decorative full-page plates. The concept of the work is that each of the wedding guests represents a flower and is depicted with that flower incorporated in the illustration. The illustrations are detailed …


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Bikini Atoll – A Fun Font with Palm Trees!

Bikini Atoll – A Fun Font with Palm Trees!

“ BUY NOW   Our fourth and final end of year bonus, clean-up font is Bikini Atoll, a fun but very specialized font where each character is made up of palm trees in an informal sketchy style. Bikini Atoll is based on some mid-century lettering samples. It takes its name from the island chain where the hydrogen bomb was tested. …


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Kinderlieder – A Secessionist Font

Kinderlieder – A Secessionist Font

BUY NOW In the leftover fonts box we found this beautiful font based on title lettering from an Austrian children’s book from the Secessionist period. It’s actually a Christmas font but we didn’t have it ready quite in time, so we’re releasing it belatedly now. Kinderlieder has characteristics of Art Nouveau and early Art Deco typography. Although it originates in …


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Nightmare – A Pulp Novel Cover Font

Nightmare – A Pulp Novel Cover Font

BUY NOW   Another of our final fonts to wrap up 2017 is the Nightmare font, based on the cover lettering for the pulp paperback version of the 1946 novel Methinks the Lady by Guy Endore (Samuel Goldstein) which was published under the title Nightmare and later made into the movie Whirlpool by Otto Preminger in 1950. Endore specialized in …


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Buzzmill – a Roughcut Wood Font

Buzzmill – a Roughcut Wood Font

BUY NOW       It’s the end of the year and at the end of the year we always have some fonts we’ve been working on for months and we push them through to completion to meet our quota of new fonts for the year. This means you can look forward to some interesting fonts released very quickly over …


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Holiday Feature Guide

Holiday Feature Guide

Over the years we have produced many special packages and unique fonts specifically for the holiday season. Many of these were collected into our Holiday Font and Art Collection and others are stand-alone items such as packages of art for Christmas cards or special fonts for holiday designs.


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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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Zothique and Posada Fonts in Pixar’s Coco

The latest release from Disney’s Pixar division is a charming little film about family and the Day of the Dead called Coco. The visuals of the film are great and the storyline is quite uplifting, but for us the best part of the film came with the ending credits which featured our Zothique and Posada fonts. These two fonts are …


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Paul Woodroffe Christmas Art from “Bethlehem”

Paul Woodroffe Christmas Art from “Bethlehem”

In 1903 noted illustrator Paul Woodroffe produced a decorated, illustrated limited edition of the music composed by Joseph Moorat for Laurence Houseman’s nativity play Bethlehem.  It includes some great decorations and borders with a very seasonally appropriate holly theme.  It’s a great resource for designing Christmas cards and since it’s that time of year we’re making the illustrations and decorations …


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Design Your Own Holiday Cards

With the right fonts and the right art, most computer users should be able to make their own holiday cards at a reasonable price, of a quality equal to most professional cards, and with unique personal touches you can’t buy in a store. To start with, you will need some inexpensive and easily acquired items. You’ll need a good color …


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Design You 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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Holiday Font: Weihnacht

Holiday Font: Weihnacht

BUY NOW TRY DEMO   Weihnacht is an Art Deco era font based on lettering from Germany. It has dramatic character forms and a visually striking style for a bold, sans-serif typeface. Its style seems very appropriate for Christmas so we’re releasing it for the Holidays, the theme also explains the name. Weihnacht has a full normal character set with …


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