Decorative Fonts

Art Nouveau lettering can most often be characterized by three words: "quirky", "ornamental", and "formal". The late 1800's to early 1900's is the period that most inspired me to start creating fonts. Experimentation with letter forms and breaking the rules seemed to be a necessity for any artist worth their salt. Charles Strong and R. Henderson were two influential sign artists who pushed the envelope and published books during this period. Their wonderful books featured many high quality examples of unusual Art Nouveau lettering and designs, some in color. I recall having to locate these rare books on Ebay when I first started, but now they can be read easily in digital format. Each of the fonts below have been inspired by the likes of Strong and Henderson to one degree or another.

62 Ands by Chuck Davis & Patrick Kalange
LHF 62 Ands
Albury by Steve Contreras
LHF Albury
Aledo by David Parr
LHF Aledo
Ambrosia by Chuck Davis
LHF Ambrosia
Amethyst by Denise Bayers
Antique Shop by Chuck Davis
LHF Antique Shop
Bandolier by Denise Bayers
Billhead by Tom Kennedy
LHF Billhead
Blackstone 1 by John Studden
LHF Blackstone 1
Blackstone 2 by David Parr
LHF Blackstone 2
Bootcut by Tom Kennedy
LHF Bootcut
Bostonian by Mark Searfoss
LHF Bostonian
Brooklyn by John Davis
LHF Brooklyn font
Cafe Corina by Chuck Davis
LHF Cafe Corina
Carnivàle by Patrick Kalange
LHF Carnivale font
Casablanca by John Studden
LHF Casablanca
Castlerock by David Parr
LHF Castlerock
Chateau by Dave Smith
LHF Chateau
Chicago Script by Charles Borges
LHF Chicago Script
Columbiana by Mark Searfoss
LHF Columbiana | Hand-Crafted Font by Letterhead Fonts
Confection by Tom Kennedy
LHF Confection
Dark Horse by Denise Bayers
Desire by Charles Borges
Desire Rough & Ragged by Charles Borges
Doc Terwilligers by Dave Smith
LHF Doc Terwilligers
Dreadnought by John Studden, Patrick Kalange & Chuck Davis
Emporium by Mark Searfoss
LHF Emporium
English Rose by Dave Smith
LHF English Rose
Encore by John Davis
Equinox by Chuck Davis
LHF Equinox
Esoteric 3 by Chuck Davis
LHF Esoteric 3
Euphoria 2 by Denise Bayers
Folklore by Steve Contreras
LHF Folklore
General Store by John Davis
LHF General Store
Grindle by David Parr
LHF Grindle
Hamilton Ornate by John Studden
LHF Hamilton Ornate
Hindlewood by Arthur Vanson
LHF Hindlewood
Indian Script 2 by John Studden
LHF Indian Script 2
Iron Horse by John Studden
LHF Iron Horse
Iron Lace by Patrick Kalange
LHF Iron Lace font
King Edward by John Studden
LHF King Edward
Majestic by Denise Bayers
LHF Majestic
Mastercraft by Chuck Davis, Patrick Kalange, John Studden & Denise Bayers
LHF Mastercraft
Monogram Circle by John Studden
LHF Monogram Circle
Monogram Diamond by John Davis
LHF Monogram Diamond
Monogram Oval by John Davis
LHF Monogram Oval
Novela by John Studden
LHF Novela
Nugget by John Studden, Patrick Kalange & Chuck Davis
LHF Nugget
Old Iron by Steve Contreras
LHF Old Iron
Orange Grove by Mike Erickson
LHF Orange Grove
Pandora by Denise Bayers
Phantom by Denise Bayers
LHF Phantom
Rawson & Evans by Tom Kennedy
LHF Rawson & Evans
Robusto by Mark Searfoss
LHF Robusto
Royal Crimson by Denise Bayers
Safire by Denise Bayers
LHF Safire
Sanborn Thin by David Parr
LHF Sanborn Thin
Spencer by John Studden
LHF Spencer
Story Book by John Studden
LHF Aristocrat
State Fair by Mike Jackson
LHF State Fair
Tributary by David Parr
LHF Tributary
Trolley by Mark Searfoss
LHF Trolley
Unlovable by Chuck Davis
LHF Unlovable
Vaudeville by John Studden & Patrick Kalange
LHF Vaudeville
Victoria by John Studden
LHF Victoria
Waterloo by John Studden
LHF Waterloo
Western Rose by John Studden
LHF Western Rose
Yuma by John Studden
LHF Yuma

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