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Nick Curtis

A graphic designer with over thirty years of experience in print, A/V, broadcast television and the Web, Nick Curtis has been passionately interested in typography ever since he discovered a type specimen book in his early teens. He credits Push Pin Studios and the Haight-Ashbury Art Nouveau revival of the 60s as other major influences. Additional fonts by Mr. Curtis include Cuppa Joe, Zinzinnati and Mister Chuckles, all published by ITC.

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Mister Bones NF

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Mister Bones NF Mister Bones NF

Alpha Midnight, reconstructed from an unnamed source by Dick Pape for Solotype, provided the pattern for this big, bold, unconventional stencil face, sure to grab your readers' attention. Both versions include the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets, as well as localization for Moldovan and Romanian.

Fast Freddy NF

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Fast Freddy NF Fast Freddy NF

An uncredited typeface from Photo-Lettering Inc. named Palisade Graphic was the inspiration for this Art Deco fantasy. Bold and brash, it adds undeniable impact to period-themed headlines.

Both versions include the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turkish 1254 character sets, with localization for Lithuanian, Moldovan and Romanian.

Jane Plain NF

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Jane Plain NF Jane Plain NF

Here’s a clean, simple architectural-blueprint style, eminently suitable for subheads and text blocks. Inspired by and named for a gentlewoman who gave up a career as an architect in Bolivia to care for the elderly in the United States.

Bellagio NF

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Bellagio NF Bellagio NF

Possum Saltare NF

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Possum Saltare NF Possum Saltare NF

Chi Town NF

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Chi Town NF Chi Town NF

A 1931 poster for the film The Man from Chicago provided the pattern for this quirky Deco delight. Although the fonts is all uppercase, tasty variants have been added in the lowercase positions, and all possible letter combinations have been kerned, so you can mix the forms freely.

Boxcar Willie NF

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Boxcar Willie NF Boxcar Willie NF

Tiddly Winks NF

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Tiddly Winks NF Tiddly Winks NF

This dotty delight, with its exceptional x-height, is based on handlettering presented in one of Hal Martin’s many Idea Books for Signmen, Artists and Displaymen, published in the 1930s.

Shiver Me Timbers NF

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Shiver Me Timbers NF Shiver Me Timbers NF

Artemisia NF

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Artemisia NF Artemisia NF

A crisp, geometric semiscript, based on the font Adonis, originally released by American Type Founders.

Occidental Tourist NF

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Occidental Tourist NF Occidental Tourist NF

Arbuckle Remix NF

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Arbuckle Remix NF Arbuckle Remix NF

Rocking the Kasbah NF

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Rocking the Kasbah NF Rocking the Kasbah NF

This lively script is based on a handlettered offering from The Hunt Brothers, which they called simply “Ornamental Italic”.

Ornamental, yes, but there’s also a lot of action and attitude in this typeface. Please note that, due to the extreme slant of the characters, spacing in the font has been optimized for upper- and lowercase use.

Boola Boola NF

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Boola Boola NF Boola Boola NF

Boston Breton NF

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Boston Breton NF Boston Breton NF

This engaging slab serif face made its debut in the 1906 ATF specimen catalog, and wears well over a century later. Its warm lines and a wide stance ensure that your headlines will be noticed. Both versions feature the complete Latin 1252, Central European 1250 and Turskish 1254 character sets, with localization for Lithuanian, Moldovan and Romanian.

Old Softy NF

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Old Softy NF Old Softy NF

ITC Photoplay™

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ITC Photoplay™ ITC Photoplay™

Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg Fredericksburg

Millrich Moravian NF

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Millrich Moravian NF Millrich Moravian NF

Originally called Bohemian in the 1918 specimen book of the Miller and Richard Type Foundry of London and Edinburgh, this Jugendstil typeface still retains its freshness and quaint charm. Both versions of this font include the complete Latin 1252 and Central European 1250 character sets.

Waddem Choo NF

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Ingvaeonic Oldestyle NF

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Ingvaeonic Oldestyle NF Ingvaeonic Oldestyle NF

The pattern for this classic typeface was originally called “Viking Oldstyle”, from the 1909 H.C. Hansen Type Foundry catalog.

To enhance its weathered look, the inside corners have been rounded to simulate ink buildup on metal typeforms.

Lyric Stencil NF

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Lyric Stencil NF Lyric Stencil NF

This elegant stencil face is based on an alphabet found in one of the innumerable Dover Books volumes edited by Dan X. Solo. Intended for headline use, it can also be employed effectively for short blocks of body copy.

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

Slapdash Deco NF

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Slapdash Deco NF Slapdash Deco NF

This casual, carefree face is based on a showcard alphabet presented by Cecil Wade in his Manual of Lettering.

Its extrabold weight, sketchy styling and playful letterforms make it perfect for attention-getting headlines.

Centralia Depot NF

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Centralia Depot NF Centralia Depot NF

This quintessential nineteenth-century offering is based on a typeface from the 1912 American Type Founders catalog called Lining Central Antique.

Quaint, yet crisp and clean, it is equally suitable for headlines or body copy.

Both versions of the font include 1252 Latin, 1250 CE (with localization for Romanian and Moldovan).

Junge Holiday Cuts NF

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Junge Holiday Cuts NF Junge Holiday Cuts NF

Grand Rapids NF

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Grand Rapids NF Grand Rapids NF

Ransom Clearcut NF

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Ransom Clearcut NF Ransom Clearcut NF

Will Ransom designed the uppercase letters in this typeface for Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in the 1920s, under the name Clearcut Shaded Caps.

The lowercase letters come from another BB&S typeface named Clearcut Italic.

An elegant headline face, best used sparingly, the font includes decorative flourishes in the brace, bracket and en dash positions.

Jugendstil Borders NF

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Jugendstil Borders NF Jugendstil Borders NF

Here’s a collection of Art-Noueveau-era border elements, gleaned from the pages of various German type foundry catalogs from the first decade of the twentieth century. Refer to the accompanying PDF guide for instructions on constructing twelve different, distinctive and elegant border sets.

Half Full NF

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Outgribe NF

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Outgribe NF Outgribe NF

Vuvuzela NF

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Vuvuzela NF Vuvuzela NF

Munchkin Land NF

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Munchkin Land NF Munchkin Land NF

Micro Manager NF

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Micro Manager NF Micro Manager NF

This font features a complete uppercase alphabet, including accented characters, as well as numbers and standard punctation. Lowercase characters are an assortment of useful dings and things.

To create very low-load GIFs, compose your type in Photoshop (or equivalent) at 8 point (or multiples thereof), with anti-aliasing turned off.

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.

Anacostia NF

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Anacostia NF Anacostia NF

Okey Dokey NF

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Okey Dokey NF Okey Dokey NF

Loading Dock NF

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Loading Dock NF Loading Dock NF

Details Details NF

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Details Details NF Details Details NF

Pyramus NF

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Pyramus NF Pyramus NF

Sulphur Springs NF

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One Good Urn NF

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One Good Urn NF One Good Urn NF

J. M. Bergling, in his 1914 masterwork Art Alphabets and Lettering, offered this face as suitable for all occasions Greek, and we couldn't agree more.

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

Chantilly Lace NF

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Chantilly Lace NF Chantilly Lace NF

Terlingua NF

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Terlingua NF Terlingua NF

Xylotype guru Rob Roy Kelly identified this specimen from his personal collection as “Phanitalian”.

Waxahachie NF

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Waxahachie NF Waxahachie NF

This unusual take on a typical woodtype typeface is based on a 1950s Stenso lettering template and, appropriately, takes its name from a small town in Texas not far from Dallas, locally noted for its grand Victorian homes.

Edda Morgana NF

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Edda Morgana NF Edda Morgana NF

Bushwhacked NF

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Bushwhacked NF Bushwhacked NF

Nanki Poo NF

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Nanki Poo NF Nanki Poo NF

This little gem is based on a typeface discovered in a Boston Type Foundry catalog from the late 1800s, originally called “Mikado”.

This font gets its name from one of the more memorable characters in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta.

Roman Holiday NF™

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Roman Holiday NF™ Roman Holiday NF™

Marrakesh Express NF

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Marrakesh Express NF Marrakesh Express NF

Strongs Draughtsman™

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Strongs Draughtsman™ Strongs Draughtsman™

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