Pirate looking typography.. arrr matee..

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christine antonion's picture
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Pirate looking typography.. arrr matee..
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hi. i am designing a board game that has to do with pirates.. and that time period... does anyone have any type suggestions?

thanks!

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Yes, apparently Dave Nalle's fonts were used in the material/logo for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Of Myfonts other piratey fonts - http://www.myfonts.com/browse/keyword/pirate/ I like "Dead Mans Chest"

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"Yes, apparently Dave Nalle’s fonts were used in the material/logo for the Pirates of the Caribbean movies."

Oh... that's where I have seen it... Not a good idea using them in a board game about pirates then.

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perhaps you can license Rapscallion for your purposes.
Of if you want to give the kids classy, instead of cute, you might try Incognito, which was inspired by lettering on maps.

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Oddly enough, about a year ago, I was doing some informal researching into "Pirate" looking typefaces and scripts for a children's poster mock-up. David Nalle's site does have several candidates besides Captain Kidd (he has a great web page on the inspiration and development of the face).

You can also find many "historic" styled faces available at The Walden Font Co.. By mixing a titling face and "handwritten" lines here and there, you can emulate an "old treasure map" look. Look at their "Divers Handes" collection for scripts.

FYI- you might contact them direct since they seem to be working on a new "Nautical Themes" collection. Maybe you can be one of the first users and be truly unique with your project.

Did you see Type Oasis Pirate & Fonts yet?

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http://moorstation.org/typoasis/pirates/index.htm

{edit Sorry I didn't see Norbert had already posted this link}
Tim

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thanks!

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>Oh… that’s where I have seen it… Not a good idea using them in a board game about pirates then.

Quick mockup for the new Disney/Pixar/Apple promo for the movie...

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LOL!!! Love it Si!

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LOL i love it.

Everyone just looked at me because I LOLed so loud.

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Seems like a perfect use of the gorgeous Olduvai.

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Terranova-- seen in the Critique section -- a work in progress but pretty far along, and the designer might let you to take it for a spin.
For really baaad pirates, FF Merlin.

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"Terranova — seen in the Critique section — a work in progress but pretty far along, and the designer might let you to take it for a spin."

:) I was just thinking "could Terra Nova be a pirate font?", and i came to the conclusion: it could. I just don't know yet whether it's applicable already in professional use, but I'll put an update there the next minutes, so you can have a look at it.
Possible problems: No bold, no italic, maybe too filigree, and never been used in productive systems yet.
Possible pros: made from a map of america from 1561 (spaniard), has titling capitals, lots of special characters (astrological, astronomical, roman numbers, ligatures, etc.).
If you want to use it, I could produce a version with merged contours and send it to you for a try.

Sebilar

Btw: Has MVB Sirenne been proposed already?
http://www.mvbfonts.com/html/fonts/sirenne/pk_sirenne_text.htm

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Sebilar's Terra Nova is quite a treat. Glad someone linked it here on this thread!

ChrisL

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Si, I love the Disney/Pixar/Apple dig. Perfect!

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MvB Gryphius, designed by Otto Trace, 2003? Hehe, nice one. :^)

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Opsmarckt

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/t26/opsmarckt/

I'm sure this is too late... didn't notice this thread first go-round

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