The GARDEN fonts began with a sans serif, then sprouted and grew! Inspired in part by the early Walt Whitman cover at left. Plant motifs were adapted from a variety of historic sources* and incorporated into bold, wide grotesque letters in three degrees of vegetation: Full, Two-Thirds, and One-Third. Set also includes Empty (without sprouts) for cross-pollination. (Shown in descending lines above.)

Each font includes capitals, punctuation, numbers, and international characters.




Pattern Design: An Introduction to the study of formal ornament, Archibald H. Christie

  • Palm from a woven silk fabric. Italian, 13th century. Berlin, p117
  • Pattern from a woven silk fabric. Italian, 16th century, p 198
  • Two repeats of a textile design, of Italian origin, painted on the Rood-screen at Ranworth Church, Norfolk, late in the 15th century, p 219

The Grammar of Ornament, Owen Jones

  • Medieval Ornament, plate LXVI

Ornament 8,000 Years, Eva Wilson

  • This example from the inside of a 12th-cent. ceramic bowl from Iran, p 140
  • Block-printed on leather for bookbinding boards. South Arabia/Yemen, 15th cent., p 141
  • Design on the back of a mirror in a silver and tortoiseshell toilet set. Liberty & Co, London. c.1925.

William Morris: Redesigning the World, John Burdick

  • Compton, 1896, print design. Produced as both a chintz and a wallpaper, Compton was one of William Morris’s last and greatest designs, p 83

The Collected Drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, Arthur Symons

  • Masked Danseuse, p 165
  • Cover design to Volpone by Ben Jonson, p147