Can't seem to figure this one out ... help please?

smmmmm's picture

Anyone know this bold, serif font? So lovely. Thank you!

HVB's picture

Which one(s)?

smmmmm's picture

the "come here often?" AND "P&P"

I guess they are two different ones, huh? Whoops! Love the triangular serif and that ampersand.

smmmmm's picture

the "come here often?" AND "P&P"

I guess they are two different ones, huh? Whoops! Love the triangular serif and that ampersand.

Atwe's picture

'come here often' is Engravers Roman.

DPape's picture

AFAIK: CastCraft Software/CaslonGraphique-Opti
http://opti.netii.net/fonts-c/index.htm

hrant's picture

http://opti.netii.net/fonts-c/index.htm

What do you guys make of all those fonts that say "Original is ...."?

hhp

HVB's picture

Based on what little I really know about Opti/Castcraft/TypeFoundersOfChicago, the cited originals were both film-strips and cast metal fonts, many of which were digitized by others in addition to Opti's rather crude renderings. They gave new names to most of the fonts that they err... re-created. Some metal fonts may have been recast. Most, but not all, of Opti's digital opus can be found by other makers, usually in better quality.

There's tons of information available, lots of it right here in Typophile.

- Herb

hrant's picture

So is this a case of the actual design of a typeface not being copyrightable in the US? But many of those fonts do have legitimate (meaning original-owner–sanctioned) digital versions, so I don't think those ones are ethical = I don't think Typophile should welcome that sort of thing.

Then there's the issue of how people in countries that do honor design copyright (like most of Western Europe) should handle those fonts...

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

Other fonts in this high contrast serif genre, most of which are more well made than the Cast(off) crap.

gargoyle's picture

That distinctive ampersand matches one of the two variants from Pistilli Roman, digitized by Jason Walcott as Eloquent and by Nick Curtis as Spiffily NF (the latter found in Stephen's album).

Speaking of which, are affiliate links like Stephen's (i.e. with third-party referrer tags) welcome here? I guess I've always assumed that Typophile was a registered affiliate of MyFonts and other resellers, and best not to hijack any referrer earnings from them. (::wonders why I never thought about this years ago when I spent way more time here posting ID's::)

hrant's picture

I can't tell if you think including a referrer tag is good or bad... To me it's up to the person making the link, as long as no "anti-type" (which is of course open to interpretation) entity benefits.

hhp

gargoyle's picture

I can't tell if you think including a referrer tag is good or bad

Nothing wrong with referrer tags in general, just concerned that using them on this board might be taking away potential affiliate fees from Typophile as a source of financial support for the site. Just as I presume the "What The Font" forum at MyFonts is (to some degree) aimed at generating sales for their site, I figured it likely that Typophile has referral arrangements with the major font outlets.

hrant's picture

It would be nice if more than one entity could be credited. But if you have to choose one, I agree that in this case choosing Typophile would be more gracious. A minor offense. :-)

hhp

Stephen Coles's picture

At this point I think it’s safe to say the users of Typophile bring more value to the service than those hosting the site. (Sorry, Jared!)

That said, my affiliate code may be overwritten by Typophile’s automatic domain code. I dunno. It’s just habit now.

hrant's picture

Well, since this is a forum and not a blog, users are supposed to bring the most value. Which is not to say I'm happy with Punchcut's performance of late. :-/

hhp

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