Katisha Font

Katisha Font

Katisha is an unusual font based on hand-drawn calligraphy. It’s basically an oriental-style font similar to some of our other fonts like Suchow, Yoshitoshi and Satampra. At the same time it’s rather different because although it is clearly based on Japanese Kanji calligraphy it also partakes of some qualities of Germanic gothic-style calligraphy, especially in the lowercase characters, like the …


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Finchley Font

Finchley Font

Finchley is a curious font from the transitional period between Art Nouveau and Art Deco. It’s heavy and very stylized and reminiscent of some of the fonts of the psychedelic period. It’s good choice for poster designs and it’s a bit scary looking and sort of appropriate for Halloween designs. The upper case is an alternative, distressed version of the …


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Estoril Font

Estoril Font

Estoril is a bold display font with a unique look somewhere between the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. It’s typical of the kinds of advertising poster lettering which was highly influential on the nostalgic lettering styles of the Psychedelic period as well. It fits in well stylistically with both our Art Nouveau collection and our Psychedelic fonts. As for …


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Flambard Font

Flambard Font

Flambard is based on samples of extremely fanciful sign lettering from the Art Nouveau period. It has some characteristics in common with a few of our prior Art Nouveau font releases like Odeon and Finchley. We named it Flambard because the unusual letter shapes look rather like compressed flames. It’s very stylized, but still readable. Excellent for titles or decorative …


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Furbelow Font

Furbelow Font

What on earth is a ‘furbelow’? You may have heard the word in the phrase “ribbons and furbelows” and known from inference that it was something having to do with womens clothing. It’s actually decorative ribbon or ruffling applied to a piece of clothing, or in more general usage it’s defined as “something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy …


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Abelarde Font

Abelarde Font

Abelarde is a classic medieval gothic style font which combines traditional blackletter style lower case characters with more ornate and decorative capital letters with some nice swash features. It was the first font to be featured on our website and has been popular ever since. We’ve done some simpler fonts in the same general vein like Cymbeline, Aneirin and Perigord, …


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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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Marfield Font

Marfield Font

Marfield is a fancy art nouveau era title font with relatively heavy character forms and neat little curled embellishments. The standard character set includes two different versions of most of the characters for nice variety. It’s an excellent font for headers, posters or other decorative uses. It will probably eventually be added to our Art Nouveau collection. You can try …


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Verne: Steampunk Font

Verne is an original design developed specially for our new collection of Steampunk fonts, which lacked a heavy-weight title font which fit with the theme. It has the look of wrought iron with rough edges, with elements of gears and machinery built into the characters. The heavy weight makes it excellent for incorporating textures and metallic patterns to create interesting …


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Goldwork Font

Goldwork is a new font based on lettering designed for metalworking inscriptions in the 17th century. It’s in the tradition of other fonts we’ve done based on engraved letters like Monumental Initials and Engravers Gothic. It has some quirky characteristics which are unusual for late gothic lettering, as well as some strange carryovers from earlier styles, not surprising for a …


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New Font: Atkinson Egyptian

We’ve done several fonts based on lettering from early 20th century sign designer Frank Atkinson, including Atkinson Eccenteric and Plowright. Along the way we also developed a font based on one of Atkinson’s lettering samples which he called Atkinson Egyptian, despite the fact that the only relationship it has to what most people call ‘egyptian’ type or lettering is that …


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Waldeck Font

Waldeck is a gothic font based on 17th century German calligraphy. It has elaborate, decorative uppercase characters and stylish but fairly simple lowercase characters, plus some unique features, including custom decorative descending flourishes for several of the characters. It’s a nice change from some of our recent releases. Ultimately it will probably end up in a future expansion for our …


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New Font – Stampwork

Something old. Something new. We’ve done a lot of fonts lately based on antique type and lettering, so here’s something brand new, a font designed to look like the output of a rubber stamp. It’s in the tradition of our Draughtwork and Roughwork fonts, with a sort of technical look. Stampwork has two versions of the uppercase character set. One …


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New Font – Woburn Initials

It’s been quite a while since we did an initials font, so here is Woburn, a lovely set of floriate initials based on an early woodblock design which uses late gothic characters and adds nice, clean floral embellishments. Woburn is big and decorative, but the characters are very clear and clean. As a bonus we’ve added a full lowercase character …


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Malvern Font

Malvern is a new Celtic-style font with upper case letters which are an attractive variant on insular minuscule lettering but with a unique lowercase character set which is stylistically compatible but not really part of the Celtic tradition. It fits well with the style of the fonts from our Celtic Fantasy collection, which it will probably eventually be added to. …


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New Font: Valentin

Valentin is an Art Nouveau font with an eccentric, stylized look. It has the same fixed-weight characteristics as Ganelon and Gaheris, but the character forms are dramatically different. It’s clean and clear and very readable, very much the kind of lettering you’d have seen on 1920s vaudeville playbills. The graphic with the letter sample to the right isn’t part of …


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