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 lettering styles.

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 YSGARTH

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.

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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.

Download Malachim for Windows (PKZip). Download Malachim for MacOS (StuffIt).

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