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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Save Ink with the InkSaver Font

Save Ink with the InkSaver Font

While I still think it may be some sort of obscure and premature April Fool’s joke, an article called Kerning, Kerning, kerning through the years in the Washington Post presents a mildly humorous presentation of the story of a 14 year old research genius who figured out that switching from a heavier weight font to a lighter weight font for …


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Wayland, Wayland, Shoe Me My Mare!

Some while ago we added to our library an early 20th century book called Singing Games for Children which contains a dozen sets of detailed instructions for classic singing and dancing games for children – not the ones we’re familiar with today, but antique games with themes from myth and fairytales. Each game is nicely illustrated with a full-color plate …


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Captain Kidd Font in The Last Battle

I was walking through the local comic store today when my eye was caught by a comic with a cover of muscular Romans fighting in a huge battle on a comic called The Last Battle. I’m a sucker for anything historical involving Rome, a theme not explored enough in the graphic genre, but what held my eye even more was …


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Review: Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

Capitalizing on newfound popularity resulting from the use of his novel On Stranger Tides (featuring our Queensland font on the cover of the original edition) as the basis of the most recent movie in the Pirates of the Carribean franchise, Tim Powers has released his first new novel in several years, Hide Me Among the Graves. It is a quasi-sequel …


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Folkard Appearing in The Woman in Black

My daughters persuaded me to join them for a trip to see Daniel Radcliffe in the new version of The Woman in Black and although I certainly enjoyed seeing a new film which was very much in the Hammer Films tradition, a pleasant bonus surprise was discovering that our Folkard font makes an uncredited appearance in the film. The movie …


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Scurlock Featured in New Cthulhu Movie

While looking for something good to watch on Netflix I stumbled on a movie recently released on DVD called The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. I wasn’t expecting much from a low budget independent horror film, but watching turned out to be a series of pleasant surprises. The first and biggest surprise was that my font Scurlock was featured as …


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Beehive Collective

So I’m on vacation with the kids and we happened to stop in to Finelli’s Pizza in Ellsworth, Maine. On the wall in Finelli’s is a mural-style poster of a banner opposing the Free Trade Area of the Ameircas from Beehive Collective, which reminded me that I had intended to give them a plug after seeing their work displayed at …


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Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon

After a career as one of the preeminent horror writers of the 1990s and a break which lasted for several years, Robert McCammon has come back with a vengeance, completely reinventing his career, with an impressive series of historical mysteries set in the American colonies in the early 18th century. The stories center on the adventures of legal clerk and …


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Classic T-Shirt Designs

As the father of a teenage girl, I’m constantly exposed to the latest trends in fashion. Nothing is more popular these days than the ‘vintage’ look, which basically comes down to fairly simple clothing – especially t-shirts – decorated with graphic arts designs with antique, ethnic and often highly stylized designs. I have to admit that some of these designs …


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James Blaylock – The Ebb Tide

James Blaylock has not been a prolific author in recent years, but with the release of Knights of the Cornerstone earlier this year, followed by the recent release of The Ebb Tide a new Langdon St. Ives short novel, he’s doing his best to make up for lost time. Blaylock is the progenitor of the Steampunk movement in literature and …


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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has made a very impressive transition from writing popular graphic novels like Sandman to some very successful adult-oriented fantasy novels, including the recent Anansi Boys. Along the way he’s also produced all sorts of other interesting expressions of his storytelling skills, including movies based on his books like the forthcoming animated film based on his childrens graphic novel …


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