Fantasy Fonts and Art Package

Fantasy Fonts and Art Package

Our classic Fantasy Fonts & Art collection is a great resource for artists, designers, roleplayers and world builders who want to create visual aids for any kind of fantasy world or project. The collection includes 30 original fonts and over 100 images by outstanding artists, all collected together for download or on CD at a very reasonable price. The fonts …


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Valdemar Font Featured in Dragon Age

While browsing the shelves at my local bookstore I came across a series of novels based in the world of a game I had never heard of called Dragon Age. They caught my eye because the titles were done in our popular Valdemar font. On further investigation I discovered a lot more about the game and related products, all of …


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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

Given the historical and often fanciful character of so many of our fonts I’ve been surprised not to see more of them showing up on the cover of romance novels, especially those with a historical setting. Well, that changed recently with the discovery of our Ardenwood font used very effectively on the cover of the high-end historical romance No Greater …


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Sightings in the Youth Books Section

On a recent trip through the local bookstore I stumbled into the “youth” section, which is full of interesting looking books which I found hard to believe were really targeted at teenagers, since the quality of the writing and design of many of them was up to or beyond the level of adult books. There’s a higher emphasis on fantasy …


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Found Artist: Darren Minke

Earlier this month I got a chance to attend the 31st Annual Old Pecan Street Festival in Austin with my family. It’s a huge street fair with lots of live music and arts and crafts vendors which sprawls down East 6th Street and this year sprawled somewhat over to 7th Street as well. There’s always something new and interesting to …


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Review: New Books from James Blaylock

Sometimes it may seem like what I write here comes a bit out of left field, but rest assured there’s always method to my madness. In this case a bit of foreshadowing, or laying the groundwork for what’s to come a bit down the road. Which brings us the James Blaylock and his work, including his most recent novel, The …


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Sighting: Platthand in Dr. Parnassus

It probably doesn’t mean that it will play a role in the film itself, but it was interesting to spot our Platthand font being used in the title graphic on the website for former Monty Python Terry Gilliam’s new film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Dr. Parnassus is a fantasy film set in a circus and is the last feature …


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The Fonts of Spiderwick

Spiderwick Chronicles movie opening this weekend a lot of people are out looking for the evocative fantasy-style fonts used in the movie and in the books. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that almost all of the fonts used in both the original books, the movie and the books based on the movie are from the Scriptorium. In …


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Sighting – Abaddon

As I’ve written before, Abaddon is our most overused font. Everyone seems to love it, from fantasy book publishers to heavy metal bands like Godsmack. In its latest appearance it’s coupled with the work of one of the best young writers of fantastic fiction in The Hounds of Ash a forthcoming collection of related short stories from Greg Keyes. Keyes’ …


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