The English Truffle Co. script

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Does anyone know which script typeface was used for the word 'The' on this logo? It's possible it's custom but Anagrama seems to mostly base their logos off existing typefaces.

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Metroscript (with tail) comes close:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/alphabetsoup/metroscript/

kthomps5 I agree with the tail being sport-esque but Metroscript doesn't have the thick and thin feel that the logo has. The logo script is a bit more elegant/formal.

I agree. It was, however, the closest I could locate. Happy hunting.

The closest I've been able to find is Sterling Script and it's really not all that close. Is there anyone on this forum with a keen eye for script identification?

Tylor, while Anagrama may be known for basing their logos on actual fonts, there is the possibility that this was hand-drawn or a custom font by local designer, and not commercially available.

The folks on this board are fairly perspicacious--if anyone had recognized it straight off, they'd have spoken up.

I've scanned through all 1000+ calligraphic scripts on Myfonts, and no match. Also no match to the 140+ fonts that supposedly include "tail" ornaments in their character sets. The following two fonts, however, may be closer to the feel of the original than Metroscript:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/eurotypo/lavinia/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/laura-worthington/samantha-upright-script/

Could it be a pre-made catchword font? Like, a lot of otherwise semi-unrelated type has pre-set short words for precisely these applications, "The" usually among them.

I agree Johan that it's probably a catchword. Previous thread http://typophile.com/node/108085 on _The_.
There are various catchwords in the the fonts at http://www.myfonts.com/search/tag%3Acatchwords/fonts/ but a quick skim through did not spot a match.
More links to catchwords http://blog.hadilaksono.com/post/3106855136/catchwords
There are many more in the image results for a Google Search of "fonts catchwords" and some digging through the results might match your _The_.
Don

I searched all the catchword fonts I could find as well, and did a Google image search. No immediately apparent matches.

If it is sufficient to recreate the word _The_, then use the _Th_ ligature and _e_ from Gelato Script http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/schizotype/gelato-script/ add a swoosh from another font like Casey [it's at the summation sign Unicode: U+2211 (∑)] http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/casey/ combine into a single glyph, rotate the new catchword glyph left 20 or 30 degrees, and edit any details you may wish to adjust for a closer match to your _The_.
Don