New Font: Pencraft Initials

New Font: Pencraft Initials

Pencraft Initials is an early 20th century sign-letteirng initials set developed from a set of early 20th century type. The initials are decorated with a motif of stylized flowering vines which is uniquely varied in each character box. They look similar, but each one is different. It also includes regular caps and a full number and punctuation set. This is …


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Classic Font: Windlass Enhanced

Since it’s original release in 1996 Windlass has been one of our most successful fonts. It has appeared in many publications, from merchandising for Disney’s Pirates of the Carribean to the labels of tins of Biscotti. It has been particularly popular for use in products with a pirate or nautical association, which makes sense because it is kind of what …


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Amphitryon Font

The ancient Greek legend of Amphitryon is little known today but is one of the most often dramatized subjects on the stage, as tragedies and comedies from Sophocles to Moliere to Cole Porter, in about 30 different plays and musicals. A set of nameless hand lettering samples by Lewis Day in our archives seemed particularly appropriate for a playbill or …


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Classic Font: Boswell

We’ve brought back a lot of classic fonts for a second look, but few of them are as interesting as Boswell, our classic regency-period text font based on extensive samples of type from the first edition of Boswell’s Corsica, a very rare book which we happen to have in our library and from which we developed an accurate typeface which …


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Spiral Initials Font

It’s St. Patrick’s day and with all our Celtic Fonts, when it came time to dig up a classic font to present for this week the obvious choice was to look to our large catalog of Celtica. So the best choice was obviously one of several celtic fonts which aren’t yet in any of the packages, Spiral Initials. It’s an …


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Art Deco Stencil Font

Art Deco Stencil is based on samples of Art Deco stencil lettering by Pedro Lemos. It’s in the general mode of some of our other Art Deco fonts like Falmouth, Advertising Gothic and Spoonbill, but the characters are broken up into segments so they could be used to cut a stencil for painting. It’s functional, but it also makes for …


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Acadian Font

Acadian is based on a classic Victorian-era metal typeface designed by H. H. Thorp in 1883. It is one of our earliest historic typeface digitizations, taken directly from new printed samples made for us from a complete set of the metal type in 1994. The look of Acadian is unique and classically Victorian with a bit of an art nouveau …


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Burd Ellen Font

Burd Ellen is a decorative hand-lettered font based on early 20th century artists lettering. It has a number of unique features characteristic of arts and crafts period lettering, including decorative flourishes which can be applied to many characters, complete alternate versions of many of the characters, and decroative dots which can be placed in five different positions relative to any …


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Brigidis Font

Brigidis is a classic Celtic font with a unique look which is actually somewhat reminiscent of Church Slavonic as seen in our Patriarch font, or late roman rustic calligraphy like our Carinthia font. It’s based on hand lettering by Rudolf Koch derived from medieval manuscript sources. It’s very stylish and unusual, with especially tall and narrow character forms. The character …


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New Font: Atkinson Boomtown

Boomtown is based on hand lettering by early 20th century sign artist Frank Atkinson. It’s a classic wild west style font with super wide and bold look. It’s in the tradition of some of our other “circus” style fonts like Plowright and Atkinson Eccentric — perfect for poster and sign design. Although the source characters were hand lettered, we went …


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Classic Font: Pyle Gothic

From out of the distant past, we bring one of our very oldest fonts, back in a revised and improved version, rescued from the mists of obscurity. Pyle Gothic was first released in 1993 and was our first font based on the lettering of legednary illustrator Howard Pyle. It’s taken from samples of his crude woodcut gothic title and caption …


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