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Nick's Fonts

Nick’s Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry’s designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you’re looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it’s not in the catalog, it will be soon.

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Spiffily NF

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Spiffily NF Spiffily NF

Here’s a workmanlike interpretation of John Pistilli’s eponymous extreme Didone, originally designed for VGC in the 1970s. The typeface’s strong contrasts and graceful nuances guarantee that your headlines will get noticed. Both versions of this font include the complete Unicode Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets.

Emfatick NF

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Emfatick NF Emfatick NF

Here’s a fresh take on a classic, Caslon Black Swash by Ed Benguiat. Big, bold and beautiful, it’s a natural choice for distinctive and attractive headlines.

Several alternate lowercase characters are included in the font, in place of some math operators.

Pentaprism NF

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Pentaprism NF Pentaprism NF

In the Dynamic Seventies, “prismatic” typefaces were all the rage, and few were more popular than variants of Paul Renner’s Futura and the Herbert Bayer-inspired Bauhaus. This family of fonts features Futura-like forms in the uppercase and Bauhaus-like forms in the lowercase, so you can mix or match to create just the perfect headline. As always, all versions contain the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets.

Hess Gothic Round NF

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Hess Gothic Round NF Hess Gothic Round NF

The family tree of this friendly face runs deep. Its primary inspiration is Twentieth Century, designed by Saul Hess as a monoline version of Paul Renner’s Futura.

The design was reinterpreted by Herb Lubalin as Avant Garde in the 1970s.

Dot Soon NF

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Dot Soon NF Dot Soon NF

Based on Alan Dempsey’s design for Letraset in the 70s Pinball, these dots will add dash to any headline.

All versions of this font include the Unicode 1250 Central European character set in addition to the standard Unicode 1252 Latin set.

Got That Bling NF

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Got That Bling NF Got That Bling NF

Walter Foster art books strike again, this time with a bouncy script based on the work of Al Mack, from his Lettering: Brush & Pen in the Single Stroke.

Light and lively, this typeface proves that it don't mean a thing if you ain't...

Joe College NF

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Joe College NF Joe College NF

Go, team, go! Fight, team, fight! Win, team, win! Here’s a family of typefaces based on typical athletic jersey lettering, in sans and serif styles, with inlines and an extrabold Letter Sweater treatment.

Both versions of this font include the complete Unicode Latin 1252 and Central European 1250 character sets.

Seta Reta NF

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Seta Reta NF Seta Reta NF

Here’s our interpretation of the classic typeface Arrow, designed by Walter Diethelm for Visual Graphics Corporation in 1965. It’s clean, crisp, understated and elegant.

Both versions of the font contain the complete Unicode Latin 1252 and Central European 1250 character sets.

ChicaGogo NF

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ChicaGogo NF ChicaGogo NF

The compendium Alphabete: ein Schriftaltas von A bis Z listed the pattern for this family of faces under the name Chicago which, owing to the number of other faces using the same name, makes its origins difficult to ascertain. Nonetheless, its soft lines and round forms have a timeless appeal makes this family an excellent choice for both headlines and text use.

Storybook Initials NF

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Storybook Initials NF Storybook Initials NF

This collection of decorative initials culled from specimen books of the late 1800s will add nostalgic charm to any project.

Eclectic Crumpany NF

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Eclectic Crumpany NF Eclectic Crumpany NF

No mystery here: this monocase neon face is based on the old logotype lettering for The Electric Company TV show. This version adds a little jolt with happy outlet characters in the dagger and double dagger positions, a plug at the section mark, and a rather novel treatment of the mu character.

Mighty Ditey NF

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Mighty Ditey NF Mighty Ditey NF

A delightfully different typeface named Aphrodite, designed by Richard Nebiolo for Photolettering in the 1970s, provided the pattern for this svelte beauty.

Graceful and elegant, it’s the perfect choice for tasteful yet commanding headlines.

Mitchell NF

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Mitchell NF Mitchell NF

Mitchell was released by Inland Type Foundry in 1906 as a bolder version of their popular sans, Blair. This revival is faithful to the original, and is quite handy for both formal and informal use. Both flavors of this font feature the 1252 Latin, 1250 Central European, 1254 Turkish and 1257 Baltic character sets.

Warp Three NF

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Warp Three NF Warp Three NF

This face is a bit of a time traveler. It combines the lowercase from a font called simply Square Gothic from the 1888 James Conner’s Sons specimen book with the uppercase of Morris Fuller Benton’s 1932 monocase masterwork Agency Gothic, resulting in a high-tech typeface right at home in the twenty-first Century.

Society Page NF

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Society Page NF Society Page NF

This elegant face with a few semi-script flourishes is based on Morris Fuller Benton’s Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917.

It’s perfect for invitations, programs and all kinds of formal ballyhoo.

All versions of this font include the Unicode 1250 Central European character set in addition to the standard Unicode 1252 Latin set.

Newfangle NF

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Newfangle NF Newfangle NF

The 1892 MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan specimen book featured this jaunty little face, designed by profilic in-house designer Herman Ihlenburg. Happy, hoppy fun. Both flavors of this font feature the 1252 Latin, 1250 Central European, 1254 Turkish and 1257 Baltic character sets.

Schelter Grotesk NF

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Schelter Grotesk NF Schelter Grotesk NF

This forerunner of Helvetica made its debut as Breite Grotesk in the 1886 specimen book of the Schelter & Giesecke foundry in Leipzig. This classic face still retains its freshness, even after more than a century.

Both versions of this font contain the complete Latin A Extended character set, as well as extended ligatures and fractions.

Saturday Morning Toast™

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Saturday Morning Toast™ Saturday Morning Toast™

Based on the logotype font of the Saturday Evening Post from the 20s, Saturday Morning Toast is warm, cuddly and endearing in its quirky charm.

Half Full NF

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Half Full NF Half Full NF

This cheerful charmer is based on Glass-Antiqua, designed by Franz Paul Glass for the Genzsch & Heyse foundry of Hamburg in 1912. Great for engaging headlines with a playful twist. Both versions feature the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turskish 1254 character sets, with localization for Lithuanian, Moldovan and Romanian.

New Deal Deco NF

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New Deal Deco NF New Deal Deco NF

Inspired by handlettering used on many WPA posters of the 1930s, this monocase display font has stylish lines and graceful curves that will add period charm to any project they grace. Available and normal and bold weights.

The Opentype versions of these fonts support Unicode 1250 (Central European) languages, as well as Unicode 1252 (Latin) languages.

Examiner NF

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Examiner NF Examiner NF

This workmanlike typeface is based on the Metro series, designed by William Addison Dwiggins in the 1930s for the Mergenthaler Linotype Company.

Its clean lines and balanced color make it suitable for text and headline work alike. Available in three weights, plus italics.

Neubank NF

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Neubank NF Neubank NF

The Neubank family builds on the firm foundation of Bank Gothic, a twentieth-century classic designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF, and adds a fluid, dynamic lowercase that makes it right at home in the twenty-first century.

This font contains the complete Latin language character set (Unicode 1252) plus support for Central European (Unicode 1250) languages as well.

Gasoline Alley NF

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Gasoline Alley NF Gasoline Alley NF

A casual and fun-loving font based on the work of showcard artist Albanis Ashmun Kelly, from his 1911 book “Expert Sign Painter,” and named for a long-running comic strip.

Jeanneret NF

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Jeanneret NF Jeanneret NF

This elegant stencil face is based on lettering used by Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, popularly known as Le Corbusier, on his architectural drawings. Big, bold and beautiful, it’s the perfect choice for commanding headlines or subheads. Both versions of this font include the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets.

His Nibs NF

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His Nibs NF His Nibs NF

This swoopy, loopy script was inspired by an “American roundhand” presented by John M. Bergling in his Art Alphabets and Lettering, first published in 1914.

Bergling’s unique talent crafted uppercase letters which manage, at the same time, to be both elegant and ostentatious.

Planscribe NF

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Planscribe NF Planscribe NF

This family of faces take their inspiration from the standard faces used by the Leroy® Automatic Lettering Machine, a mainstay for architects and draftsmen in Ye Olden Days of t-squares and triangles. Crisp, clean and retro-techno. Both versions of this font include the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets.

Glengary NF

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Glengary NF Glengary NF

Although the pattern for this typeface, originally named Glenmoy, was released by Stephenson Blake in 1932, the letterforms can be more aptly described as pure 1950s retro.

With beatniks, Brando and blue suede shoes all rolled up into one, this typeface is definitely a contender.

Cartella NF

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Cartella NF Cartella NF

This no-nonsense titling face is based on a Morris Fuller Benton 1934 offering for American Type Founders called, simply, Poster Gothic. Its crisp, clean lines and subtle Art Deco modeling make for attractive and attention-getting headlines.

Available in plain and prismatic styles.

Bravado NF

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Bravado NF Bravado NF

This growing family of friendly faces is based on the typeface Bravour, designed in 1913 by Martin Jacoby-Boy for the D. Stempel AG foundry in Frankfurt am Main.

The wide stance and very large x-height shared by the family members makes them warm and inviting, and equally suitable for use in headlines or text blocks.

Whoa Nelly NF

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Whoa Nelly NF Whoa Nelly NF

In his book of Showcard Alphabets, Dan X. Solo called this one Funhouse, and we couldn't agree more.

Wild, wacky and slightly tacky, but suitable for the whole family.

The Opentype version of this font supports Unicode 1250 (Central European) languages, as well as Unicode 1252 (Latin) languages.

Terranova NF

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Terranova NF Terranova NF

Another Dan X. Solo find, prosaically named Earth, provided the pattern for this family of futuristic fonts with a strong retro vibe. Both flavors of this font feature the 1252 Latin, 1250 Central European, 1254 Turkish and 1257 Baltic character sets.

Turista Gorda NF

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Turista Gorda NF Turista Gorda NF

Here’s another offering from the Baltimore Type Foundry, originally called Airport Tourist, which was obviously influenced by Paul Renner’s Futura Display, designed in 1932 for Bauersche Gießerei.

This version features tight sidebearings and aggressive kerning, so your headlines will pack a punch.

Beantown Bounce NF

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Beantown Bounce NF Beantown Bounce NF

This quirky charmer is based on a typeface originally called Century, which appeared in the Boston Type Foundry’s 1898 specimen book. This version includes many of the ornaments and accents included with the original font, as well as alternate versions of lowercase e and o.

Didgeree Doodle NF

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Didgeree Doodle NF Didgeree Doodle NF

The pattern for this delightful little font was originally released as Bernhard Heavy Antique Cursive by the Bauersche Geißerei of Frankfurt am Main and designed, of course, by Lucien Bernhard.

Dippy, trippy, under the radar and over the top.

Smart Frocks NF

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Smart Frocks NF Smart Frocks NF

A sign in a London storefront, ca. 1930, pitching—surprise!—Smart Frocks provided the visual cues for designing this typeface. Singularly stylish, hip and haughty and decidedly Deco, this is the smart font to use!

This font contains the complete Latin language character set (Unicode 1252) plus support for Central European (Unicode 1250) languages as well.

Dusty Rose NF™

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Dusty Rose NF™ Dusty Rose NF™

Based on the logotype lettering for the Dutch magazine Geillustreerd Schildersblad in 1940, this devilishy different Deco font will add a bit of naive charm to any project it graces.

This font contains the complete Latin language character set (Unicode 1252) plus support for Central European (Unicode 1250) languages as well.

Marmorherz NF

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Marmorherz NF Marmorherz NF

A blast from the past, this timeless typeface is based on Marble Heart, first released in the United States by Farmer, Little and Co. in 1866. Both versions of this font support the Latin 1252, Central European 1250, Turkish 1254 and Baltic 1257 codepages.

Londonderry Air NF

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Londonderry Air NF Londonderry Air NF

An elegant face with dashing swash caps, based on an old American Type Founders typeface called Canterbury.

The Opentype version of this font supports Unicode 1250 (Central European) languages, as well as Unicode 1252 (Latin) languages.

Quoi Chou NF

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Quoi Chou NF Quoi Chou NF

The letterforms of Lucien Bernhard's stylish, if somewhat anorexic, Bernhard Fashion were beefed up and complemented with thick-and-thin stroke variation to create this elegant family, available in normal and bold weights.

Additionally, Bernhard’s variant forms have replaced several of the letters which commonly appear in other revivals.

Bleecker Street NF

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Bleecker Street NF Bleecker Street NF

This late Victorian typeface flirts with Art Nouveau sensibilities, as evidenced by the graceful curves and the decorative crossmembers in several of the uppercase letters.

The result is a font that combines simple, understated elegance with a no-nonsense, workmanlike stance.

Resolute NF

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Resolute NF Resolute NF

Morris Fuller Benton’s Eagle, designed for ATF in 1934, which did yeoman-like duty on many WPA posters of the time. This version, unicase as was the original, has been designed to set tight, so that it creates dense and commanding headlines.

Oh You Klid NF

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Oh You Klid NF Oh You Klid NF

This “Anglican” style typeface is based on an 1880s release from St. Louis’ Central Type Foundry originally named Euclid. It’s amazingly versatile, easily at home in both formal and fun settings.

All versions of this font include the Unicode 1250 Central European character set in addition to the standard Unicode 1252 Latin set.

Jaunty Gent NF

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Jaunty Gent NF Jaunty Gent NF

In 1936, Erich Mollowitz designed a typeface named »Rheingold Kräftig« for the German type foundry J. D. Trennert & Sohn (Hamburg-Altona).

The original letterforms have been extended and beefed up a bit, and the result is a rollicking, righteously retro romp…a perfect choice when you want to strut your stuff.

Route 66 NF

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Route 66 NF Route 66 NF

Statistics Prove. Near and Far. That Folks Who Drive Like Crazy. Are! Burma-Shave.

In the days before the Interstate Highway system, you were likely to encounter a series of signs like this, somewhere in the backwoods between the large and small towns connected by the U.S. Highway system.

Jazzfest NF

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Jazzfest NF Jazzfest NF

Based on the 1932 typeface Newport, designed by Willard T. Sniffin for ATF, this Art Deco standard packs a lot into multi-line heads and subheads due to its very short descenders, cleverly accomplished by “fudging the baseline” on the g, p, q, and y.

Leveller NF

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Leveller NF Leveller NF

A typeface from the 1883 MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan specimen book, called Roundhead, offered the pattern for this rollicking headline face. Both versions support the Latin 1252, Central European 1250, Turkish 1254 and Baltic 1257 codepages.

Recepts NF

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Recepts NF Recepts NF

Here’s a futuristic face with a neo-retro twist, based on the logotype for the 1990s tank-warfare videogame for the Mac, Spectre. Whether you're going back to the future or resurrecting a blast from the past, this face will get you there in style. Both versions of this font include the complete Unicode Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets.

Benton Gothic Thin NF

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Benton Gothic Thin NF Benton Gothic Thin NF

This typeface takes its inspiration from Lightline Gothic, designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1908. This version is even lighter, making it suitable for headlines. Both versions of this font support the Latin 1252, Central European 1250, Turkish 1254 and Baltic 1257 codepages.

Durham Abbey NF

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Durham Abbey NF Durham Abbey NF

This graceful charmer is based on a Victorian-era typeface called “Romanesque”.

It takes its name from a cathedral in England considered by many to be the finest example of Romanesque architecture in the British Isles.

Nerwyn NF

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Nerwyn NF Nerwyn NF

This snappy little number was inspired by a PLINC typeface by Murray Fuchs called Erwin, which has been redrawn and improved for the digital age. Use Contextual Alternates to “bounce” the text, and Discretionary Ligatures to enable some interlocking letter combinations. Both versions of this font include the complete Latin 1252 and Central European 1250 character sets.

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