Discount Packages on Ebay

Discount Packages on Ebay

Our offerings of selected packages through ebay have had a lot of value as a method of advertising our larger product line and bringing people to the website. As a result we’ve rotated in an entirely new selection of discounted items in our ebay store which have never been there before, including our first Walter Crane package, Howard Pyle’s Lady …


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Classic Font: Boswell

We’ve brought back a lot of classic fonts for a second look, but few of them are as interesting as Boswell, our classic regency-period text font based on extensive samples of type from the first edition of Boswell’s Corsica, a very rare book which we happen to have in our library and from which we developed an accurate typeface which …


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Found Art: McMercy Family Band Poster

So, I was in Amy’s Ice Cream during SXSW in Austin and my eye was caught by a poster which stood out in the crowd of yoga class, aromatherapy massage and peace rally posters on the wall. The poster was bright orange and xeroxed, but what really drew me to it was the bizarre combination of Cthulhian, tentacular maelstrom imagery …


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Walter Crane Font

We’ve been working on developing a whole collection of fonts and graphics based on the works of Walter Crane. We’ve already produced the Crane Gothic font based on one example of his lettering, and a collection based on his illustrated edition of The Baby’s Aesop. Now we offer our newest addition to the collection, a new font simply titled Walter …


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Color Harmony Guide

Before we had fancy programs like Photoshop with dozens of color palettes and millions of colors and Pantone charts and magical color wheels and all the miracles of modern technology, we still had color to be selected and applied by more primitive methods. And while we don’t think about it much today, the range of colors we could perceive was …


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Spiral Initials Font

It’s St. Patrick’s day and with all our Celtic Fonts, when it came time to dig up a classic font to present for this week the obvious choice was to look to our large catalog of Celtica. So the best choice was obviously one of several celtic fonts which aren’t yet in any of the packages, Spiral Initials. It’s an …


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Art Deco Stencil Font

Art Deco Stencil is based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos. It’s in the general mode of some of our other Art Deco fonts like Falmouth, Advertising Gothic and Spoonbill, but the characters are broken up into segments so they could be used to cut a stencil for painting. It’s functional, but it also makes for …


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Acadian Font

Acadian is based on a classic Victorian-era metal typeface designed by H. H. Thorp in 1883. It is one of our earliest historic typeface digitizations, taken directly from new printed samples made for us from a complete set of the metal type in 1994. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with a bit of an art nouveau …


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A Little Guide to Bookbinding

In our ongoing acquisition of antique graphic arts resources we’ve recently been looking for books by Pedro J. Lemos who was the Director of the Stanford University Fine Arts Museum. Lemos wrote extensively on graphic arts, lettering and design in the early 20th century. Lemos’ work draws on the Arts and Crafts and Art Deco movements of the period and …


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Review: Anchorwick by Jeffrey Barlough

Anchorwickis the fifth and newest novel in Jeffrey Barlough’s Western Lights series. The series is set some centuries after the “sundering” which has separated a cluster of counties inhabited by what seem to be early-Victorian Englishmen from the rest of the world and strangely plunged them into what seems to be the Pleistocene ice-age, complete with mastodons, sabretooths, megatheres and …


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Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen is a decorative hand-lettered font based on early 20th century artists lettering. It has a number of unique features characteristic of arts and crafts period lettering, including decorative flourishes which can be applied to many characters, complete alternate versions of many of the characters, and decroative dots which can be placed in five different positions relative to any …


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The Dark Shadows Font Project

My name is Victoria Winters… For almost five years those were the words which greeted me when I got home from school at 4:30 and sat down infront of the small black and white television in our kitchen to watch with wonder as the convoluted gothic narrative of the cursed inhabitants of Collinswood unfolded half-hour by half-hour in Dark Shadows. …


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