Top Hits Font Sale

Top Hits Font Sale

As we did last year, we have compiled figures on font sales through all of our outlets and here are the results for our best selling fonts for the year.  Three fonts from last year made it in – Scurlock, Captain Kidd and last year’s top seller Albemarle. If you have confidence in the judgment of others, then you should …


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Captain Kidd Font in Princess Bride Memoir

I spotted a very appropriate use of our Captain Kidd font while browsing books at Barnes and Noble. It graces the cover of Cary Elwes new memoir in vignettes of his time working in The Princess Bride, which also features a picture of Elwes in his Dread Pirate Roberts costume – hence the connection to the Captain Kidd font. The …


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Captain Kidd Font in The Last Battle

I was walking through the local comic store today when my eye was caught by a comic with a cover of muscular Romans fighting in a huge battle on a comic called The Last Battle. I’m a sucker for anything historical involving Rome, a theme not explored enough in the graphic genre, but what held my eye even more was …


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Locksley Font

BUY NOW TRY DEMO We have done a number of fonts based on unique, historic movie titles. The most well known and widely circulated is our Captain Kidd font, but we have another historic movie font based on an even more famous movie, our Locksley font which comes from the titles of the Adventures of Robin Hood the black and …


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Captain Kidd Font in Disney “Villains” Contest

For a couple of years Disney has been doing special promotions of merchandise featuring the villains from their most famous animated films, targeting their marketing towards an older audience which remembers the villains from childhood and is attracted to related merchandise for the “coolness” factor. The t-shirt design site Threadless is currently featuring a design contest based around the Disney …


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How Captain Kidd Was Designed

This article originally appeared on our site as a seven-part series of featured articles in 2004.  It was recently recovered from an archive and is presented here as a complete article for the first time. PART I Sometimes when I’m working on new fonts I like to have a classic movie in the background. Recently one of the movies I …


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Top Eleven Fonts of 2011

At the end of the year it’s always popular to try to track trends. So a bit of number crunching with our sales record yields some interesting data, starting with a look at what individual fonts sold particularly well during the past year. There’s some value to looking at what other font users have found appealing. You might find their …


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Captain Kidd Font Featured in NBC’s Grimm

Tonight, while I was watching NBC’s new show Grimm with the kids, I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of our Captain Kidd font at the opening of the first commercial break, spelling out the word “Grimm” in the middle of the screen. It’s the first time the name of the show appears on screen during the broadcast, but it’s …


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Captain Kidd at the Book Fair

Amazon.com WidgetsLast week was the Scholastic Book Fair at my youngest daughter’s school, and while browsing the book selections I was pleased to discover several of our fonts on the covers of several recently released childrens and young adult books whcih I hadn’t seen before. Most notable among the featured fonts was our popular Captain Kidd font which was on …


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Most Popular Fonts for August

In an effort to determine our most popular fonts, we’ve compiled the sales for all of our fonts here on our site and through our distributors and have the results for which fonts were the most popular for August.  It includes a lot of the fonts you would expect like Scurlock, Albemarle and Windlass, but the real surprise is in …


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On the Shelves: New Boardgames

Browsing the shelves at our local game store, Great Hall Games in Austin, I ran into some pleasant surprises when I found several of our fonts on the being used in recent boardgame releases. First to catch my eye was the massive box of the fantasy boardgame Descent: Journeys in the Dark from Fantasy Flight Games. It’s another in the …


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On the Shelves: Captain Kidd and Folkard

It seems like it’s always the young adult section of the bookstore where I find our fonts being used. This time what caught my eye first was a book by Berke Breathed who started his cartooning career at the Daily Texan here in Austin and went on to national fame with Bloom County. His new illustrated novelette is Flawed Dogs, …


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