New Font: Ripley

New Font: Ripley

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Ripley is a new titling font with a bold character weight and a somewhat randomly distressed and unbalanced, tall and narrow sans serif look.  It includes capital letters and custom small caps weighted to match the capitals.  It is based on the title lettering from the original 1955 pulp paperback printing of Patricia Highsmith’s …


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Featured Font: Bilitis

  BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Bilitis is an original “brush script” style font we designed for a project back in 1998 and released then with some success.  It has a strong visual appeal with rough hewn character forms which are very unusual.  In this new release we’ve also added a larger selection of alternate character forms and ligatures …


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New Font: Escargot

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Escargot is based on lettering from the cover of an early pulp novel I came across a couple of months ago. It’s a strong example of a distinctive style of sign and poster lettering from the 1930, characterized by super high contrast between the weighting on the left and right sides of the character. …


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Featured Font: Orphiel

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview Script fonts can be a real challenge to design, especially when they are designed to have interconnecting characters which require exacting kerning and character positioning.  When we first developed Orphiel we did a lot of kerning work on it, but despite a generally pleasing appearance, there were some inconsistencies in the kerning which were …


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Austin Poster Scene

I didn’t get to go to the Flatstock Poster Show this Spring because I was out of town, but Austin is always a great town for show posters and I regularly come across interesting examples of local design, as happened today when I was out shopping for Easter trinkets at ToyJoy and noticed a couple of interesting posters from shows …


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New Font: Shayne

BUY NOW TRY DEMO Custom Preview We’ve featured some articles on the designs of pulp novel covers from the mid-20th century, including s look at the fonts used in those designs. We’ve also released fonts based on those designs, like suspicion. These old book cover designs are a great resource for period fonts and lettering, and in going through a …


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More Pulp Art at Pulpcovers.com

Last year we featured an overview article on pulp novel cover design, and since then we’ve continued to look for other resources on mass market book and magazine cover design from the 30s, 40s and 50s. In a recent search I stumbled on pulpcovers.com, a site which features hundreds of covers, tending towards the more risque and unusual, including vintage …


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Abaddon – Bullet for My Valentine Logo Font

This may take on something of the character of a true confession when I have to start by admitting that I spent way too much time this afternoon at the local mall with my 10-year-old daughter shopping for trendy merchandise at Hot Topic. While she looked at Adventure Time and Dr. Who items, my eye was caught by our Abaddon …


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Gehenna Font in Terran Games “Life Spinner”

Our fonts show up in some interesting places and unusual media. One of the coolest examples of this is the use of the Gehenna font in Terran Games’ pewter “Life Spinner.” The Life Spinner is a tool for card and roleplaying gamers to keep track of the life points or energy or other values in a game. It’s a high quality …


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Goodfellow Font in Django Unchained

I notice from our keyword tracking that we are getting a lot of hits from people looking for fonts from the movie Django Unchained. Not surprising give the striking retro-graphics which are common in Tarantino films. I suspect that most of them are looking for the font used in the titles or on the poster and I’m afraid that right …


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Eisenstein Font

  Film director Sergei Eisenstein was a major influence on the Constructivist movement through his collaboration with Alexander Rodchenko and by inspiring other artists of the era. Thus it seems appropriate that the final font in our Constructivist Font Collection should be named after Eisenstein, especially as the font partakes of the kind of lettering and design which he particularly …


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Treadway Font

Treadway is a new, original design in the tradition of futuristic advertising scripts of the mid-20th century, inspired by fonts like Kaufmann and Gillies, but with a stronger, more clearly defined look, stripped down to its most stylized essentials for a very powerful visual impact. It is the kind of type you’d expect to see on the fin of a …


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