Floral Block Initial Letters

andierue's picture

looking for the fonts for both of the type styles in here, the intitals of I and E and also the type of Interiors and Exteriors..
can anybody help me find out what these are?
Thanks so much in advance..

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Ryuk's picture

For 'INTERIORS' and 'EXTERIORS', have a look to Paul Renner's Futura.
I like also Silver Thread, a digitization of L&C Hairline.

donshottype's picture

The initials might not be digitized. As a somewhat similar substitute from the same general era you might consider the Cloister Initials designed by Frederic W. Goudy.
LTC Goudy Initials from Lanston Type Company:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/lanston/ltc-goudy-initials/
Cloister Initials from Group Type:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/grouptype/cloister-initials/
Also perhaps Fleur Corner Caps by House of Lime:
http://www.dafont.com/fleur-corner-caps.font?fpp=100
Don

andierue's picture

thank you both for all your help..those should be what i need for the most part..if anybody does find that the initials are a font, please post.
thanks

Mike F's picture

There is a font out there called Firenze Normal that has your 'I' exactly , albeit upside down. Unfortunately, it does not contain an X or Y.

It has no internal copyright and I didn't find it on any reputable download site - so I'm not linking to it.

donshottype's picture

Hi Mike, the Firenze initials that I found -- presumably the same as your copy -- consist of auto-traced images, with little if any editing and the date 1998. The auto-tracing is fairly accurate, as these things go, but I suspect that this is the work of an amateur font enthusiast. As to what it can be used for, this is a very grey legal area. Neither a copyright claim nor an open font license.
Don

donshottype's picture

Letter I from Florentine Initials by M. Huttler, Konrad Fisher of Munich as shown in Petzendorfer's Schriften Atlas of 1898.


Petzendorfer does not include J, X and Y.

donshottype's picture

Luc Devroye has a relevant page:
http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-52964.html
It includes a link to digital fonts created by Dick Pape based on images in books, which AFAIK does not violate most IP laws, where there is no design patent in force. Dick Pape created Florentine Initials.ttf, full alphabet, based on images in a Clarence Hornung book that reproduced the 19th century letters.
http://luc.devroye.org/pape/Dover%20Publications/Dover%20Publications,%2...
Auto-scan of similar quality to the Firenze initials by anonymous.
Don

Mike F's picture

Thanks for all that, Don.

So ... that I was not upside down after all.

donshottype's picture

You're welcome Mike. Happy that you find it interesting.
Don

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