While developing more traditional fonts based on historical material,
we have occasionally hit upon historical odities or lettering styles of exceptional
antiquity which have interesting qualities and in which there is enough interest to
justify the effort needed to make them into fonts.
As a result, our collection has a growing number of fonts based on the earliest ancient
languages as well as fonts based on a variety of magical, fantastical and arcance
Languages like Ugaritic, Chaldean and Phoenician may have become
extinct long ago, but they are still of interest to scholars and have a suprising
attraction for many graphic designers who want to use lettering in a decorative way
to create an arcane appearance without using any comprehensible modern language.
Ancient scripts are perfect for this, because they give the appearance of genuine
writing, while not being recognizable to the lay viewer. Our selection of ancient
scripts is large and growing, focused on the more obscure lettering styles, though
we also offer fonts for more familiar languages like Greek, Coptic and Cyrillic.
Down the centuries, mystics and kabbalists have sought to understand
the universe by learning the secret scripts which would unlock the door to arcane
knowledge. We have a number of fonts based on the languages of demons, angels and
mad alchemists of one kind or another. In addition, we have several fonts which
feature regular characters, plus arcane symbols as special characters, and art fonts
with mystical images, including fonts like our Marseille Tarot font where ever letter is
a card from the Major Arcana.
The worlds of the ancient past and magical aracana are not that far
from the worlds of pure fantasy, which explains why we have such a large selection of
completely fantastical fonts.
Most of these are drawn from the intricately developed background of the Ysgarth
roleplaying game, which has gone farther than most games in exploring the details of
fantasy world language and society. You can find out more about Ysgarth at
Regardless of the use you put them to, there is a special fascination
to these strange and arcane fonts. We're planning on developing more of them in the
future, including heiroglyphic, demotic and other lost languages. Plus, if you like
this sort of font, check out our calligraphy page, because at there is a point at which
calligraphy crosses over a line into the bizarre and magical.
Many of these fonts can be found in the three packages in our Specialty
Fonts series, at a price of less than $3 per font - look in particular for SFL5001
and SFL5002. They are also
available singly for between $5 and $15 each, or as part of various discounted packages. We
don't yet have a discounted CD specifically for odd and arcane fonts, but who knows
what may come in the future.
Our single fonts and font samplers can be ordered online, by mail
or by phone for delivery online or by mail. The special display fonts CD can
only be ordered by mail or by phone and is delivered by mail.
To preview our display font samplers, CLICK HERE
To order online and download fonts CLICK HERE
To order by phone call 1-800-797-8973.
For information on other methods of ordering click on the button above and to the left.
To get an idea of what our arcane fonts are like, try out
the shareware version of our new Malachim font. It's based on an alphabet which
purports to be a version of the script used by angels. It should give you a good idea of what our fonts can look
like on your computer.
Malachim for Windows (PKZip). Download
Malachim for MacOS (StuffIt).
All featured Fonts, Textures and Images Available for purchase.