Asrafel in the Movies

Asrafel in the Movies

I was idly browsing through the movie offerings on Amazon when I discovered an odd movie from way back in 2008 called The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. It may be about the most amateurish in-jokish movie I’ve ever seen, aimed directly at gaming nerds.  Not trendy modern computer game nerds, but old style D&D nerds.  I counted myself among them for …


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Historic Borders Collection

Historic Borders Collection

One if the best inclusions in our phenomenal collection of images is a set of historic borders from the 15th through 19th centuries which exemplify the height of the art of decoration in printed books as it developed over that period.  These are all borders which were cut in wood or metal to be set with type and they demonstrate …


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Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

Talinn: A New Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Talinn is a new font based on a sample of Art Deco period lettering from Estonia of all places, a reminder of the pervasiveness and wide dissemination of art and cultural themes in the 1930s. Talinn is super bold, with unique character features which are typical of the period, like extended crossbars on characters like E …


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Walter Crane’s Illustrations for <i>The Rosebud</i>

Walter Crane’s Illustrations for The Rosebud

The Rosebud and Other Stories by Arthur Kelly is one of the rarer and more unusual books illustrated by Walter Crane. It is a collection of humorous and whimsical tales with strong fantasy elements.  The stories are fun, but what stands out art the Walter Crane illustrations which are exceptionally well executed and on topics which are outside of Crane’s …


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Reliquary: A New Font

Reliquary: A New Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We recently held a contest on Facebook to pick the name for an odd new font we had in development.  A lot of people thought it had an ancient look, even though it is based on contemporary graffiti lettering. Some even suggested a resemblance to cuneiform lettering from ancient Mesopotamia. After discarding other entries which had …


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Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

Special Font: Demitrius Silhouettes

These silhouettes really bring Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” to life!. Demitrius is a decorative silhouette font based on decorations for a Victorian era edition of Shakespeare’s <i>Midsummer Night’s Dream</i>. It includes famous characters and scenes from the play, including Bottom, Titania, Puck and Oberon. It’s a great source for marginalia with a Shakespearean theme. We’ve done a number of other …


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Arthur Rackham’s <i>Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens</i>

Arthur Rackham’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

In 1906 legendary illustrator Arthur Rackham was commissioned to illustrate J. M. Barrie’s prequel to his play Peter Pan. The standard edition features 10 original illustrations, but there was also a very limited edition with 40 additional illustrations which is now extremely rare. Remarkably the tipped in plates are included as an appendix to the regular book consisting of nothing …


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Furbelow Font

Furbelow Font

What on earth is a ‘furbelow’? You may have heard the word in the phrase “ribbons and furbelows” and known from inference that it was something having to do with womens clothing. It’s actually decorative ribbon or ruffling applied to a piece of clothing, or in more general usage it’s defined as “something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy …


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Art Fonts

Art Fonts

Art fonts (sometimes called “dingbats”) have their origins in early printers ornaments or artistic marginalia used to fill space on a page and break up large blocks of type. Traditionally these ornaments took the form of floral or geometric designs, and were inserted when the page was set, just like letter type.


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Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

Shadowland: American Art Deco Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Now this is something special. We’ve designed a font based on a sample of title lettering based on the American Art Deco magazine Shadowland with a full character set and ready to use. Shadowland was bi-monthly magazine published very briefly in New York City from 1919-1923. It covered design, art, dance theatre and movies with a …


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Illuminata Psychedelic Era Font

Illuminata Psychedelic Era Font

Illuminata was inspired by lettering from a poster from the Fillmore in the 1960s. It was originally released in 2001 as part of the Psychedelic Fonts package and then later further developed for the Oroboros game project. This latest revision features additional characters and rather than having just one version of the unique, super tall and narrow character set it …


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Art Deco Font Collection

Art Deco Font Collection

Our Art Deco font collection includes a remarkable selectiion of fonts from the design movements of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on the kinds of fonts which were generally associated with the decorative arts movement which developed out of the Arts and Crafts movement. Because we already have collections of Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau fonts from related periods, …


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