Typeface Suggestion wanted

Eyerman's picture

I'm looking for a font that replicates the look of early (1900's) hand lettered architects drawings. This is the period pre Leroy machines and pre AutoCad, when carefully penciled lettering was the mark of a professional. P22 has several attractive hand drawn fonts that are correct for the time frame but a bit too decorative for much except titles. I'm seeking something better suited to notes and dimensions. Think of an anti-Tekton.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Bendy's picture

Is this the kind of thing you're looking for?
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Eyerman's picture

Ben, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, all of these are too contemporary for the time frame I'm working with.

Stephen Coles's picture

Some samples would help us infinitely.

Eyerman's picture

I'll replace these with better examples tomorrow, but this is generally what I'm looking for.


kentlew's picture

Perhaps you would like P22's Eaglefeather, based on Frank Lloyd Wright's Eaglerock project of 1922.

Miss Tiffany's picture

You might also like P22 Operina Pro. But not because it is period appropriate, because it isn't. But it has a certain je ne sais quoi.

Eyerman's picture

I had earlier looked at Eaglefeather but it wasn't quite what I was seeking. I had forgotten completely about Operina Pro, which looks like it will be useful if I can moderate it's je ne sais quoi just a little.

In any case, thank you both for the helpful input!


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