Creative Fonts for Creative People
We have changed...
to a new Name, new Focus
and a new Location
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We have been changing

Thrift and Thistle is becoming something new...

Since 2012, Matt Hull has been running Thrift and Thistle for fonts and Digital Creative Products, and Sprout Studio for custom branding and design for businesses.
Thrift and Thistle was set up as a site to showcase my passion in creating hand lettered fonts, and has become a business of it's own, separate to my design work for clients.
As a passion, this has led to over 50 fonts being created, and led onto custom font work for major brands, books, and used in Film and TV.
I have now decided to re-focus on my passion even further, and I am releasing a new website combining all my skills. The new website will combine all my work, and will coincide with a wide range of new fonts and digital products being released.

Digital Creative

Our focus is on creating lasting and memorable digital creative products, for other designers, creatives and companies looking to find unique and exciting fonts for their design project. Over 25 fonts, website themes and digital products released and more coming soon...

Custom Font

Building custom Fonts for companies, individuals, and brands. Typography is our passion, and has lead to a whole area of our business and many interesting projects. We will soon be releasing a seleciton of fonts available to buy through our site, along with focussing to offer bespoke designs for branding and packaging.


Designing, building, and creating bespoke design for you, and to suit the needs of your business. From Logos/Identities, to branding, to custom websites. We are designers first and want to solve problems, and then can realise a wide range of solutions for your project.

Discover our unique Hand-crafted fonts designed to add personality to your projects
Find out more about our exciting change, and visit our new website

Our Fonts

A small selection of our fonts, whilst the website is being updated. Select a font in our store of unique hand-crafted digital products

Incision Font

Gaunt Font

Griffon Font

Exesa Font Family

Chroma Font Family

Aneto Font Family

Polpo Font Family

Albium Font Family

Baird Font Family

About Us

Thrift and Thistle is a small creative foundry creating fonts for fun, for amazing projects.

Matt Hull

Founder and Designer

Thrift and Thistle is a creative company representing the work of Matt Hull, creative designer based in Brighton, Sussex. As a designer, I have worked on a wide variety of projects, from branding identity, website design/development, logo design, marketing campaigns, and so much more.
Since 2006, I have been working in under Thrift and Thistle and Sprout Designs creating Graphic design solutions for Print and Web. I work with local companies on identity, branding, website design and marketing material to help shape their vision and build their company. I relish a challenge and enjoy finding a creative solution for the most exciting projects.
I am an individual and offer an individual, bespoke service. Listening to what my clients require and do my best to supply a bespoke solution. I'm always interested in meeting new clients or fellow designers and chatting over a coffee.

Virginia Valli


Virginia has an eye for composition, and a heart for colour. Working on an ad-hoc basis, she along with other freelancers are brought in for projects when they are needed. In addition to Virginia, we also work with a network of Developers, Copywriters, Photographers as part of wider and larger projects, and together we can quote on projects of varying sizes. An adaptable team for the project.



Tintin is our mascot, and frequently helps in a project by sitting on important artwork, walking across the keyboard and popping up on client Skype calls to remind us all to not be so serious. With 7 years experience as a cat, he has been a frequent collaborator, sitting on or near the work desk on late night deadlines and a constant support when working from home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes there are questions, and we all need answers.

A Detailed Font License Information can be found here: Licence Information for sales direct. Through other marketplaces, please see the relevant licensing information or contact them direct.

Yes, Please see our Font License to check that it covers your intended use. Please feel free to contact us via the form if you have any license queries or require any license upgrades.

How to install fonts on your computer (Mac / PC)

Before installing your new font, you must unzip the file . Next, you can install the font in your system by following these steps:

On a PC: Double click on the OTF or TTF file, then click "Install."

On a Mac:

  • Double click on the OTF or TTF file, then click "Install Font."
  • Alternately, you can manually install fonts to bypass Fontbook: Copy (CMD + C) the file(s) either OTF or TTF format, then Paste (CMD + V) the files into this folder: HD > Library > Fonts

Important: Restart the program where you intend to use the font, and the fonts will show up in your font list when you open the program again. 

How to install fonts on iOS (iPhone / iPad)

In general, we recommend using fonts on your Desktop or Laptop computer because fonts cannot be directly installed on a mobile device without the help of a third party app. However, if your device of choice is an iPhone or iPad, one app that will allow you to install fonts on iOS is called Instafont. Please be aware that your mobile device may not fully support all features of OpenType fonts. Finally, as many of our fonts are delivered in .zip files, you may also need a third-party app to unzip files on your mobile device

How to install fonts on a Chromebook

Installing fonts on a Chromebook is possible, although it’s not quite as simple as installing fonts on a computer with Windows or MacOS. This video will walk you through the process for installing your new fonts on a Google Chromebook.

You can learn more about about using and troubleshooting fonts in this helpful article. To learn more about OpenType features, check out this article.


Permission for @font-face integration is available for fonts and covered in the license in detail. However not all fonts are hinted properly for web use. Please refer to the license for more information.

Downloads are not eligible for return or refund once purchased. Unfortunately, as this is a digital product, we are unable to give refunds as it is not possible to return the product. This is the same across all marketplaces.

For your ease and security payments and downloads are now managed using a third party secure payment gateway, and so we have no access to your details or the distribution of files. We currently accept Paypal, Stripe and through these you can make payments on all major credit cards. Paypal will happily process your payment without having to sign up. After payment by Paypal you will be redirected to a download page. We also send you the purchase confirmation email with your download page link.

The download of files whether free, by donation, or by payment will happen directly from your submission and may be found in your designated download folder. We also send you the purchase confirmation email to your Paypal email address with your download page link. If you have a problem receiving your file, please email quoting your download details for support.

We have a dedicated CreativeMarket Shop, from which you can purchase a range of our products. Any purchases through this marketplace are separate to this web shop, and so all support or questions should be asked there.

If your Question isn't answered here, please Contact us below for a reply as soon as possible.


We are always happy to chat. So if you have any questions or just want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact us.