Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

Jugendstil Art Nouveau Collection

In the late 19th century there was an artistic Renaissance in southern Germany, led by the artists and designers of the Jugendstil movement in the area around Munich. While Jugendstil artists like Arnold Bocklin are often thrown in with the French Art Nouveau artists of the same period, their art was stylistically original and focused on Germanic themes and mythology. …


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St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas: The Christmas Font

St. Nicholas is based on the title lettering from the early 20th century childrens magazine St. Nicholas, published by the Warne company, which is perhaps best known for publishing the works of Beatrix Potter. The magazine featured several different title styles over the years, but this particular design stood out so we designed a complete font based on it. It’s …


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Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

Horror Fonts and Art for Halloween

For years here a the Scriptorium we’ve been developing fonts and collecting unique art which is perfect for Halloween and putting it together into packages which we promote through our Boneyard Fonts site. After 9 years we’ve put together a gruesomely provocative collection of fonts and art, adding new items every year around Halloween. We’re now up to almost 40 fonts, plus art from great masters of the macabre like J. G. Posada, Edmund Dulac, Willy Pogany and Harry Clarke. You’ll find everything you need for any Halloween or other horrific design project.


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Display Fonts Collection

Display Fonts Collection

Starting in the 19th century with the explosion of popular entertainment and popular-oriented art forms, one of new form of art was the design of posters and advertisements intended to catch the imagination and generate special interest in the audience. From the advertising found in magazines and decorative fronticepieces in books to the poster art movement in France, a consciousness …


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The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament

The Grammar of Ornament is an extraordinary compendium of design resources created by Victorian designer and illustrator Owen Jones as a visual history of art and design from various cultures from ancient times to the early modern era. With over 100 pages and thousands of images it is an unequaled resource for any graphic designer. It’s also a great introduction …


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MapMaker Collection

MapMaker Collection

Making functional and attractive maps is a very specialized skill, prized by game designers, roleplayers and artists. To make exceptional maps, you need to have the right tools. Our MapMaker font and art package provide the fonts, textures and emblems which make drawing floorplans and developing stylish world and regional maps a breeze. Our map resources are based on the …


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Textures and Patterns

One of the first areas we branched out into after starting out exclusively with fonts, was an early package of interesting textures and background patterns. These were graphic resources we originally designed for use in various print projects – some of them pretty peculiar – which we thought were potentially useful to other designers for their projects. The problem we …


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Owen Jones’ Illuminated <i>Gray’s Elegy</i>

Owen Jones’ Illuminated Gray’s Elegy

homas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is probably one of the greatest poems in the English language and certainly of the 18th century. On the hundredth anniversary of the release of Gray’s classic, legendary book designer and illustrator Owen Jones produced a special illuminated edition of the epic poem with detailed page borders, decorative initials and original lettering …


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Viking Fonts and Art Collection

Viking Fonts and Art Collection

For a PDF of art samples click HERE Click any font to see a larger sample. Vafthrudnir is a new, original font design which draws on the tradition of Germanic uncial and early gothic calligraphy. It is designed to be extra bold and somewhat rough-hewn, for use in title design, and features variant versions of many of the characters. Click …


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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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Stop CISA Design

Stop CISA Design

From time to time I get to do some creative design work for political causes, especially in opposition to efforts to expand cybersurveillance and give the NSA access to your personal information on the internet. This week is the drive to stop CISA, which would make Facebook, Google and even your ISP accomplices in these intrusive government efforts.  It’s a …


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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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