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David Nalle

David Nalle is the founder of The Scriptorium and is its lead designer of original fonts and adapter of historical source material.

Dave got his start in calligraphy when he was a child, studying old manuscripts and duplicating the lettering he liked. In college he paid expenses by lettering bizarre things, including signs for fraternity parties and even pledge paddles.

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455 font families by David Nalle

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Onuava

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Onuava Onuava

Collins Old English

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Collins Old English Collins Old English

Caswallon

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Caswallon Caswallon

Seraphim

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Seraphim Seraphim

Marquis

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Marquis Marquis

Mazarin

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Mazarin Mazarin

Durrow

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Durrow Durrow

Talleyrand

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Talleyrand Talleyrand

Interlude

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Interlude Interlude

Treglonou

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Treglonou Treglonou

Mephisto

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Mephisto Mephisto

Ereshkigal

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Ereshkigal Ereshkigal

Surtur

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Surtur Surtur

Veve

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Veve Veve

Allembert

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Allembert Allembert

Pullman

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Pullman Pullman

Pullman is based on turn-of-the-century lettering reminiscent of the signage on some luxury Pullman-style train cars of that period.

It is a heavy script font with a lot of character and an authoritative, elegant look.

Roughwork

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Roughwork Roughwork

Mariner

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Mariner Mariner

Paleos

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Paleos Paleos

For Halloween season, we thought we'd better trundle out a nice, crude prehistoric font to meet the growing need.

Paleos features many different versions of almost every character so you can give it the natural variety of lettering hand-carved by a troglodyte.

Morris Black Letter

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Morris Black Letter Morris Black Letter

Aneirin

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Aneirin Aneirin

Scrawlies

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Scrawlies Scrawlies

Parsifal

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Parsifal Parsifal

Antique Border Ornaments

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Antique Border Ornaments Antique Border Ornaments

Adamantine

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Adamantine Adamantine

A super-bold Victorian period display face.

Ornamental Borders

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Ornamental Borders Ornamental Borders

Cicero

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Cicero Cicero

Fafnir

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Fafnir Fafnir

Big Iron

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Big Iron Big Iron

Starfield

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Starfield Starfield

Belphebe

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Belphebe Belphebe

Wanax

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Wanax Wanax

Wanax is an original calligraphic font by Dave Nalle. It is a unique, freehand style, where each character is drawn in a single stroke without ever lifting the pen from the page. This gives it an unusual convoluted look rather reminiscent of an arcane or secret language.

It also features a number of variant character forms.

Streltsi

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Streltsi Streltsi

Slava

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Slava Slava

Mayhem

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Mayhem Mayhem

Evadare

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Evadare Evadare

Skull & Bones

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Skull & Bones Skull & Bones

Adresack

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Adresack Adresack

Hadrianus

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Hadrianus Hadrianus

Brandywine

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Brandywine Brandywine

Guilford

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Guilford Guilford

Platthand

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Platthand Platthand

Gazardiel

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Gazardiel Gazardiel

Purcell

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Purcell Purcell

Barataria

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Barataria Barataria

When designing a font, I often imagine how I think it should be used or where I'd be likely to see it out in the real world.

With Barataria I envisioned it on decorative, antique-looking signs hanging outside shops in the French Quarter of New Orleans - hence the name.

Marseille Tarot

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Marseille Tarot Marseille Tarot

Baroque

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Baroque Baroque

Descant

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Descant Descant

Futhark

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Futhark Futhark

Arrows

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Arrows Arrows

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