Burnham Font

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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Falmouth Font

Not the dreary English seaport, the new font. Falmouth is an Art Deco style font with some characteristics in common with fonts from our Art Nouveau package and our Modern and Futuristic font packages. It even resonates with Artys & Crafts fonts like Semiramis and Advertising Gothic. It’s heavy and stylized and includes drop-initial variants of the character in the …


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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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Finchley Font

Finchley is a curious font from the transitional period between Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It’s heavy and very stylized and reminiscent of some of the fonts of the psychedelic period. It’s good choice for poster designs and it’s a bit scary looking and sort of appropriate for Halloween designs. The upper case is an alternative, distressed version of the …


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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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Estoril Font

Estoril is a bold display font with a unique look somewhere between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. It’s typical of the kinds of advertising poster lettering which was highly influential on the nostalgic lettering styles of the Psychedelic period as well. It fits in well stylistically with both our Art Nouveau collection and our Psychedelic fonts. As for …


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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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Abelarde Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features. We’ve done some simpler fonts in the same general vein like Cymbeline, Aneirin and Perigord, but Abelarde takes the style to a higher level. Abelarde will probably eventually be added to the …


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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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