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I hope this is the right forum to be posting this on. I dont have a particular font that needs identification, but thought I would pick some of your brains to lead me down the right patch.
If this is in the wrong forum, I apologise, and will repost to the appropriate forum.
I am doing research for a (student) project where I would like to riff off some old postcard design. I have attached a few examples of what I feel to be the typographic direction I would like to go in.
I am aware that the main typefaces used here were most likely hand drawn or photo-type, but was wondering if anyone could reccommend any fonts with similar proportions or forms.
I also wouldnt be surprised if there were a few websites offering galleries, or perhaps hi-res scans of some of these designs... does anyone know of anything in this vein?
In terms of acheiving the dimension of the text. I was wondering if any of you had suggestions or a particular method that you use. I have been using KPT Vector tools in Illustrator to achieve the dimension, and then using Pshop to get the curvature, but have not been very pleased with the results.
My final question which is more type id related, is also in relation to the postcards. In attempting to recreate this style, i am seeking some distressed typefaces that still maintain some semblance of typographic dignity... any foundries come to mind? Distressed i mean in the terms of looking like the ink has bled, or just general wear. Has a distressed version of Futura or similar fonts used during that era been released?
Perhaps some of you could share information on technique? I think it might have been here, there was a thread that linked to a silkscreen site that contained graphics to lay over text in illustrator to acheive this effect. Are there any other places on the net to find these types of graphics?
Thank you in advance for anyone who takes the time to read and respond to my post.