Holiday Fonts and Art

Holiday Fonts and Art

hatever holiday you celebrate, it’s probably a time of cards and presents and decorations and parties — that means you’re going to need great fonts and art to add elegance and unique flare to your seasonal projects. The Scriptorium Holiday Fonts and Art  collection has the resources you need, including free samples and shareware demos, as well as a selection …


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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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Paul Woodroffe Illustrations from “The Tempest”

Paul Woodroffe Illustrations from “The Tempest”

At the dawn of the 20th century there was a real boom in the market for high end books.  This created demand for really exceptional book illustrators and many traditionally trained artists brought their skills to publishers and were very well paid for their work.  New printing techniques made it possible to publish very high quality editions of classic works …


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Numi Tea Featuring Rackham Font

We often feature products which use our fonts in their packaging or content, but most of the time those are printed products like books and games. One very different example of our fonts in use which we found recently was in the packaging of Numi brand teas, which have been using our Rackham font as their logo font for about …


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Cicely Mary Barker Fairies Mini-Package

Along with Arthur Rackham and Kate Greenaway, Cicely Mary Barker was one of the three great fairy illustrators of the early 20th century. Her Flower Fairies books were enormously popular and influential on illustrators of the period. willy Pogany even produced a series similarly titled knock-off books. Barker’s use of rich colors and her delicate rendering of playful fairy figures …


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Dora Curtis Arthurian Art

With the release of our Arthurian Fonts and Art Collection finally looming at the end of this year, we’ve been putting out some mini-packages of Arthurian art by artists like Herbert Cole and Katherine Cameron. This mini-package of Arthurian art by Dora Curtis is another in that series, a collection of 7 color images, 6 beautiful color borders and 16 …


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Charles Folkard’s Ring of the Nibelungs

We’ve been working on a collection of art and fonts based on the designs of classic illustrator Charles Folkard — best known for illustrating Pinnochio — for a very long time. It’s been a slow process becaust good examples of Folkard’s art and lettering are relatively hard to find. Although he was a contemporary of Arthur Rackham, he wasn’t nearly …


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Seashore: Simple GIMP Image Editing for the Mac

When I previously reviewed the powerful but geeky GIMP image editor, I found fault with the difficulty of installation and unfamiliarity of the structure for novices and especially for Mac users. As it turns out, Mark Pazolli has adapted the basic GIMP engine to create Seashore, an image editor for the MacOS which addresses many of the concerns I had …


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