Fonts as Art - Art as Font

Fonts as Art - Art as Font

Post by Dave Nal » Fri, 05 Sep 1997 04:00:00

I'm sure some of you are familiar with the concept of the 'dingbat' font,
a font whose characters are made up of small, simple images to insert in
your text document.  It's a way to introduce art into a primarily text
document in a convenient way.

What many of you may not realize is how sophisticated a dingbat font can
actually get -- sufficiently sophisticated that I prefer to call the 'art
fonts' rather than dingbats.

With the right design these fonts can feature impressive, stylish images
and decorations which go well beyond the traditional limits of the format.

We've just released a new font called Knavery which adds some style to the
idea of the art font, plus we've got others on our site which really
stretch the limits of the form.  These fonts are ideal for use as
decorative designs, stencils, patterns and many craft projects.

If you do any kind of craft, design or layout, check out our site and
explore the possibilities that art fonts offer.  In addition to Knavery,
look for Sangrael, Faeries and Sigil.

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