Got a lead on calligraphic fonts and flourishes like these?

Primary tabs

14 posts / 0 new
Last post
DesignGuyMemphis's picture
Joined: 17 Mar 2003 - 9:05pm
Got a lead on calligraphic fonts and flourishes like these?
0

I’ve got some of the usual script faces (like Bellevue, Dorchester, Flemish, Kuenstler, Shelley, Sloop, etc.) but I’m looking for something really special like the script font — and especially the flourishy border — in the attached sample. Any ideas where I should begin my search? Thanks for any direction you can give.

Metropolitan Opera Playbil circa 1943

Keith Tam's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 Aug 2002 - 11:00am
0

Maybe the Universal Penmen?

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

More via Fontscape.

Andreas Seidel's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Mar 2002 - 3:44am
0

Aridi has some border stuff like this.

http://www.aridi.com/vol8.htm

Or try to get some old specimen books from 1850 - 1920.

DesignGuyMemphis's picture
Joined: 17 Mar 2003 - 9:05pm
0

Thank you all! After doing a lot of business-to-business design, I’m looking forward to working on something with a little more historical reference – an old theatre here in Memphis. And isn’t that playbill from 1943 beautiful! Thanks again. I’m off on a typeface treasure hunt!

Anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 6 Mar 2002 - 1:06pm
0

Jay, you might also look here:

http://www.ultimatesymbol.com/products/category.php

Use the pop-up to select Spencerian / Flourishes / Accents. Not as nice as your sample, but a good place to start for the ornate flourished border. Think the individual art is about $10 US a pop, cheaper to buy the CD ROM if you can use other parts for another project.

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

Sloop, from Font Bureau, as some beautiful alternates. But maybe it isn’t copperplate enough?

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

– self edit –

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

Anglia Script is really special. I had a great time with it on
some wedding invitations last month.

Storm’s Splendid Ornamenty is ultra-thin and flourished.

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

You’ll find more of this flavor by plugging “copperplate script
into MyFonts’ search engine.

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

Stephen, did you mean to attach that link? I was excited to see Anglia Script and instead read about americanskas.

:-)

Keith Tam's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 Aug 2002 - 11:00am
0

I thought you wanted to design one yourself :-)

How about Adobe’s Bickham script? There are lots of alternates and flourishes: http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_1421.jhtml

Gerald Lange's picture
Offline
Joined: 15 Mar 2002 - 1:22pm
0

Adobe Bickham Script has a lot of scroll-like flourishes. Available in OpenType format as well as in Multiple Master format (from Veer). Bowfin.com has a very good identification file for scripts.

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

Tiff — Oh dear. How embarrassing. Link fixed.