Usherwood-like serif, Adventures of Dr. Eszterhazy

Thomas Phinney's picture

I'm trying to figure out if this is a typeface, or hand-lettered, or modified from a typeface. It's a book cover issued in 1990.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w4KyqKJbmOU/UFWkZDaufmI/AAAAAAAAFVs/net3DsmaDh...

It looks a fair bit like ITC Usherwood Bold to me.http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/usherwood/std-bold/ but of course it has ligatures and alternates not available in the current digital version of that typeface. Did Usherwood ever have swash alternates? Is this a hand-lettered derivative, inspired by ITC Usherwood? Some other font with fancy swash alternates?

Cheers,

T

Mark Simonson's picture

I know this face, but can't place it. I'm not at my studio this week, so I can't look it up in my specimen books. I'll be back next weekend and look it up if no one has identified it by then.

Mark Simonson's picture

I'm back. I checked every specimen book I could think of, but nothing turned up. Sorry.

I could swear I've seen it somewhere before. Seems likely it was a late film-font-era face, maybe late seventies or early eighties.

Thomas Phinney's picture

Thanks anyway, Mark. Pity I will have to turn up a blank for my friend! But your efforts are appreciated.

fvilanakis's picture

The base font -without swashes- looks like Pasquale by Tony Stan
(Agfa-Monotype, 1990)

PS: Judging from the publication date (no OT fonts in 1990) and the "Th" ligature, it could probably be a custom job based on Pasquale

Thomas Phinney's picture

Awesome! Nice going. I've never heard of that typeface, but that is definitely it.

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