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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Altaira – A New Font

Altaira – A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Altaira is a new font which combines elements of Art Deco period lettering wit elements of modern poster lettering for a result which is attractive and has a Science Fictionish look to it. Hence the name, taken from the star Altair and the accompanying graphics which draw on cover art from an issue of Thrilling Wonder …


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Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New. It is stylistically similar to our Allegheny font, but cleaner and clearer. It has characteristic clubbed ascenders on many of the lowercase letters, and alternate versions of a large selection of characters. It’s …


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Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

In the late 19th century there was an artistic Renaissance in southern Germany, led by the artists and designers of the Jugendstil movement in the area around Munich. While Jugendstil artists like Arnold Bocklin are often thrown in with the French Art Nouveau artists of the same period, their art was stylistically original and focused on Germanic themes and mythology. …


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Winterland – New Font

Winterland – New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Back to classic poster lettering. This time our source is posters from the Winterland Ballroom, one of the great San Francisco music venues of the 60s and 70s. It was a ice rink that gradually evolved into a ballroom and concert hall and by the 70s it had become one of the major stops for punk …


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Twenty-Four New Fonts of 2016

Twenty-Four New Fonts of 2016

Every year we release a number of new fonts, and at the start of the next year we collect them all together and release them as a collection at a great discount price. 2016 was an extraordinarily productive year, with a total of 24 new fonts released, including some really memorable original designs and unique revivals.  It’s actually 27 fonts …


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