Estoril Font

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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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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Mannerheim Font

Mannerheim Font

Among our recent acquisitions of source material, we discovered some great samples of German letterpress type from the 1930s. These included a number of interesting fonts in the art deco and constructivist styles. Very modern looking for the period.


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Grand Concours: New Font

Grand Concours: New Font

Grand Concours is based on lettering designed for a poster for the equestrian competition which was held at the Paris Hippodrome starting in the 1920s. The Grand Concours itself started in the 1860s, and is basically the French answer to an American rodeo.


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Power Tie: New Font

Power Tie: New Font

Power tie is based on a design for hand lettering from the 1930s. It was originally done as a conceptual design for signage in a men’s haberdashery. It is a handsome, muscular font in the Art Deco tradition.


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Decorative Intials Collection

Decorative Intials Collection

decorative Initials font consists of characters which combine basic letter forms with artistic embellishment, often in the form of floral or geometric patterns used as a background or intertwined with the letter. Decorative Initials have their origins in medieval manuscript decoration where complex and colorful characters were used to make a manuscript page more attractive. Most Decorative Initials fonts have …


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New Font: Dahlgren

Dahlgren is a heavyweight, square shaped font which works well for titles and display uses.  Its an original design, with a standard character set and a set of outline characters.  It takes its name from the Civil War era engineer who designed the Dahlgren Gun. You can try the DEMO version of Dahlgren for free. The demo version has a …


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Special Font: Art Deco Borders

We released the Art Deco Borders font as a special Font Club bonus font in 2009 and then somehow forgot to ever release it for purchase as a single font to the general market. A terrible oversight because it’s such an excellent font with a unique Art Deco look and a nice variety of border elements which can be combined …


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Death Ray Font

When we did a font (and a feature article) recently based on a design by Alexander Rodchenko, the result was a very cool font, but while it was based on Rodchenko lettering, it is not the style most associated with his work. The tall thin look of the Rodchenko font is less typical of his work than the heavier, bolder …


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Criterion: New Font

Criterion: New Font

Criterion is a classic Art Deco style font designed based on poster lettering samples from the 1920s. It has a strong, bold look and although it is all caps, it offers both a basic character set and an outline version for variety. The name comes from the name of the famously preserved and restored Art Deco style Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, Maine.


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Constructing Art Deco Emblems

Pedro Lemos was one of the outstanding artists of the California Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. He was known for his woodcuts and his graphic design work and for his books on teaching art, particularly his Applied Arts handbook which was published in 1926. It is one of the most useful works on basic techniques of …


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2009: A Year in Fonts

In 2009 we released 20 entirely new fonts (pictured here) plus an assortment of revisions, variations and special fonts. 18 of the 20 fonts were released through the Font Club and two were special releases associated with the Steampunk and Art Deco packages. For those who aren’t in the Font Club and didn’t want to buy all of these fonts …


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