The Art of William Russell Flint

The Art of William Russell Flint

Sir William Russell Flint was the Artist Laureate to Queen Victoria at the end of her reign, and while he was highly regarded in his own era as one of the great artists of the time, his work has largely been forgotten today. However, he left behind a legacy of extraordinary illustrations on classical themes and we’ve preserved some of …


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Byam Shaw’s <i>Decameron</i>

Byam Shaw’s Decameron

Byam Shaw was a great English illustrator of the Victorian period. Stylistically he inherited many of the characteristics of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists of the earlier 19th century, putting him in the same category with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale and William Russell Flint. Shaws black and white illustrations are complex and have lots of …


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Paul Woodroffe Illustrations from “The Tempest”

Paul Woodroffe Illustrations from “The Tempest”

At the dawn of the 20th century there was a real boom in the market for high end books.  This created demand for really exceptional book illustrators and many traditionally trained artists brought their skills to publishers and were very well paid for their work.  New printing techniques made it possible to publish very high quality editions of classic works …


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Byam Shaw Illustrations for Legendary Ballads

Byam Shaw was one of the outstanding artist illustrators of the Victorian period in England. Stylistically he inherited many of the characteristics of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts artists of the earlier 19th century, putting him in the same category with other late-Victorian artists like Eleanor Fortescue Brickale and William Russell Flint. Shaws illustrations have rich colors and lots …


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Classic Font: Scurlock Updated

Scurlock was originally developed back in 2001 and has been one of our most popular fonts in the fantasy genre since that time. It has been particularly popular for the covers of fantasy novels, with its dramatic and stylized characters. One of the shortcomings of the original version of Scurlock was that it had a set of custom small-caps instead …


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