Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford Font: Featured Font

Orford is based on samples of hand lettering from a 1693 manuscript collected by Lewis Day in his classic book on historical paleography, Alphabets Old and New. It is stylistically similar to our Allegheny font, but cleaner and clearer. It has characteristic clubbed ascenders on many of the lowercase letters, and alternate versions of a large selection of characters. It’s …


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Pullman Font

Pullman Font

Pullman is a classic font based on commercial lettering from the 1930s. We originally adapted the font to a digital version in 1999 and it’s been languishing neglected until now. So we’ve dusted it off and made some standard improvements and here it is, ready for the new millenium.


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Platthand Font

BUY NOW Platthand is a font based on examples of lettering drawn from Elizabethan period maps. The upper case letters are embellished with extremely ornate flouishes, very dramatic. Many alternate flourished versions of the characters are also included. The lower case characters are not embellished to maintain a little sanity. Platthand is included in our Colonial Fonts package and also …


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Buccaneer Sails on Strange Tides

Our buccaneer font is peculiarly popular for pirate themed designs, which explains why it is prominently featured on the absurdly named “ARRR BARRR” pirate inspired nutty chocolate bar with a “Scurrilous Activity Kit” inside. I admired the packaging in the store but not enough to sample one of the curious confections. It’s rather less apparent why it is featured on …


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Featured Font: Malagua

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Malagua was originally released in 1999 and has been revised several times since then, culminating in this new release with improved weighting and additional special characters. MAlagua is based on examples of rough hand lettering from the 17th century. It has characteristics in common with some of our other colonial period fonts like Allegheny, Queensland and …


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Our Top Fonts of 2008

MyFonts has made a dramatic announcement of their Top 10 Fonts of 2008 with the results apparently based on sales. Looking at the samples, it’s a reminder of how unimaginative most graphic designers are in their font selections. A few of the listed fonts are interesting and original. Metroscript stands out as the most interesting and original of the lot, …


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Fonts Playing Pirate

The designers at Disney know good fonts when they see them, and they’ve regularly used fonts from our Colonial Fonts package in various projects related to Pirates of the Carribean. Their latest appearance is in the new online game based on the movie series. It is a graphically rich massively multi-player online roleplaying game. You can download the basic application …


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