Freebooter Font

Freebooter Font

For a recent design project I needed something bold, but with a different kind of look. Modern styles wouldn’t do, but I also didn’t want something too calligraphic. So I designed something a bit new and a bit old at the same time. The result is the new Freebooter font which takes some of the basics of Celtic and Gothic …


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Burnham Font

The Burnham font was designed for a special project, as a logo font for a line of handmade wood cutting boards sold made by Snug the Joiner, the alter ego of our font master Dave Nalle, who finds it relaxing to shape something a bit more physical than font outlines from time to time. Burnham is basically a handwriting font, …


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Desktop Publishing Alternatives

I can’t even begin to count the number of times distressed customers have called me because they’re having so much trouble designing a publication or even just moving graphics around or configuring text the way they want it in Microsoft Word. I resist the temptation to be rude and gently point out to them that even though everyone on earth …


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Chatellaine Font

Chatellaine is a decorative script font with elaborately flourished capital letters which despite being quite ornate, stay within the confines of the character space, so they would work well for signs or titles. It would be an excellent choice for menu titles or for formal invitations. It will likely eventually be added to our Script Fonts collection. You can try …


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Font Sightings: Wandmaker’s Guidebook

In the past the designers over at Candlewick Press have used our fonts here and there in some of their books ‘ologie’ series books like Wizardology which features our Alleghieri font prominently on the cover. Apparently when the folks at Scholastic decided to clone the look and feel of those books for their new Wandmaker’s Guidebook, they made using our …


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