New Font: Leodegar

New Font: Leodegar

Leodegar is based on samples of 7th century Frankish hand lettering. The characters draw on the minuscule calligraphic tradition, but are a bit more decorative and somewhat whimsical. They occupy an appealing position somewhere between calligraphy and decorative initials, perfect for titles which need a dark age look or for low-impact initials in an antique looking document. The name of …


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Dromon Font

Dromon has been one of our most popular and most successful display fonts. It’s a modern, super-bold headline style with some clear ancestry in German gothic type design, but a unique and contemporary look. This new release of Dromon includes additional characters and improved outlines. It’s crisper and cleaner and excellent for many uses. The RV dealer at the end …


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Serenissima Font

Serenissima takes its name from a nickname for the city of Venice which means “The Serene One.” It’s a particularly inappropriate name considering what a huge and absolutely unserene effort went into the creation of this digital version of the lovely sample of 16th century lettering which it is based on. Serenissima may be the most demanding design I’ve worked …


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Paleos Font

We originally released Paleos back in 2002. It was inspired by kinds of titles used for B grade movies in the cavegirl/junglegirl genre. Movies so bad that they’re good in a way that appeals to cult movie fans. The concept is that the characters should look crudely hand-carved and kind of prehistoric – perfect for a poster featuring a girl …


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Elsene Font

Elsene is a new font based on lettering by early 20th century illustrator Clara Elsene Peck, obviously taking its name from her middle name. It’s based on her lettering and initials from the book Knocks Witty and Wise. A companion set of illustrations will be available soon. With Elsene you really get several fonts in one, because it includes multiple …


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Featured Font: Guilford

Guilford is one of several fonts we’ve released based on the hand lettering of classic American artist Eric Sloane. It fits in with the colonial theme of many of his book designs, with an antique, rustic look. It is one of several Sloane fonts included in our Colonial Fonts Collection, along with Bridgeport and QueenslandGuilford features a special custom demo …


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New Font: Gelderland

New Font: Gelderland

Gelderland is a new font based on some very old typography, taken from samples of brass type from the early 19th century. It is characterized by its very detailed decorative capital letters, with multiple overlapping flourishes which create an effect almost like a framed decorative initial. The basic style of the upper and lowercase characters is calligraphic in the German …


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Featured Font: Circuit

Circuit was designed for a project back in the late 1990s and has languished in our back catalog since then because of its very specialized look, though it is featured in our Futuristic Fonts collection. We were reminded about it recently because of its use in an upcoming book project and it seemed like a good time to make it …


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Scrapple Font

Scrapple is a new font based on the idea of constructing characters from a limited selection of wood blocks featuring round and rectangular shapes. Scrapple has a cool, crude and industrial look. It’s all uppercase, but the lowercase character spaces include a set of alternate versions of all the characters to make your designs look more handmade. It looks great …


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Featured Font: Melcheburn

Melcheburn is a really handsome calligraphic font which we first released in 2000 and which has been revised twice since then. It has character forms which are more decorative than classic black letter fonts, with embellished capitals and some decorative variants of selected lowercase characters as well. It stands out with a distinct style which is different from other fonts …


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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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Featured Font: Vergennes

Vergennes was originally released in 2001 and is a stylish font which combines a simple lower case character set with highly decorative calligraphic initials. It is based on samples of lettering collected in Germany in the early 1900s, though the style of the letters seems more typically French than characteristically German. Vergennes in more complex, but has characteristics in common …


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New Font: Bosphoros

We don’t normally like to follow the same theme too much with our new font releases, but because we wanted to put together a special package of fonts by J. M. Bergling we’re following the release of Beaumains with Bosphoros, another font based on Bergling’s series of art nouveau themed lettering styles. Bosphoros fits the same general style but has …


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Featured Font: Mephisto

Mephisto is one of our more popular classic fonts. It was designed in the mid-90s and has gone through a couple of updates, but it was past due for being revisited and thoroughly revised. This new version includes more unique arcane alternate characters and improved outlines and tweaked proportions on some of the characters. It’s cleaner and better looking than …


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New Font: Beaumains

We’ve done a number of fonts based on lettering by vintage calligrapher and design historian J. M. Bergling, including several with an Art Nouveau flavor like Boetia and Belgravia. Our newest font is in that same tradition, but it is an unusual simplified alternative to traditional Art Nouveau lettering styles. It’s also set apart by having both a full upper …


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Featured Font: Rosalinde

Rosalinde was first released in 1999 and it was one of our first attempts at an informal handwriting-style font. It is a bit more than just a regular handwriting font. It has some stylized characteristics and unusual character forms which give it a really unique overall appearance. I’ve always thought of it as a great font for doing a page …


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