Hello, typophiles,

Can anyone help me find the closest match to this sample from 1922 (book cover for Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West - looks like gold leaf or perhaps embroidery?)

It is a Trajan-style, however Trajan itself doesn't match the serifs, which are almost half-serifs. Once I have a typeface that's pretty darned close, I can make modifications like the swashes etc.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!

I've uploaded this image to other forums and nobody seems to know which font it is. Maybe you guys could help.



Looks like a Custom Trajan.
Notice the different "N", "E", "R" ... rest letter shapes are similar.
Thanks in advance!

Hi everybody!
This is my first time posting here, so here it goes:
I'm looking for the original font of this logo.
At first sight to me it looks like a very badly treated Trajan - if you look at the detail you see that it even may be a "live-traced" version of the logo.

Can you help me out?
I tried recreating it with Trajan, but trajan seems to wide... (or too short) also, the serifs are different from (what is left of) the original serifs.

Thanks a lot! It got me puzzling...

In Deutsche Schriftkunst by Albert Kapr there's a three-page fold out of the Trajan Inscription. On the overleaf there's this:

Any idea who did it? I'm unsure who to credit.

LeBeaune is a contemporary lapidary engraved font with many ligatures and alternative letters.
This font was at first drawn for the famous town in Burgundy (France) for its corporate identity and signage.
This version is entirely redrawn and digitalized.
It's an openType font.
You can have a preview, download the specimen and buy at:

A new version of this character drawn at first in 1995 for the famous town in Burgundy and its identity and public signage will be available in novembre at "Editions 205".
The font is entirely redrawn, digitalized. Many ligatures are added.
In OpenType format, of course.

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Trajan Roman Formal

Hi Everyone,
I tried What the Font with the attached contemporary sample.
The keyword suggestions were close.
(I don't think there is a lower case.)
When opening the PDF in Illustrator, it said that "Architect-VBold" was missing.


Greater Albion have just released two new families through Fontspring and

The first of these, Cirflex was inspired by a 1930s shop sign, and makes an ideal typeface for Streamline Era and Art Deco design. Cirflex is offered in regular and bold weights.

Mynaruse Royale is an expansion of Mynaruse Titling. It features script capitals and widely tracked and smaller titling capitals. Mynaruse Royale has plenty of character and, with its powerful and sharp serifs that draw the eye. Mynaruse Royale is useful in settings that call for titling with an extra touch of elegance, such as a storefront, wedding program or formal invitation.
Mynaruse Royale contains a number of OpenType alternates, including alternate forms for the capitals that are large, drop cap like capitals instead of the calligraphic script capitals found in the default forms. Additionally there are non widely tracked lowercase forms that work well with the included alternate characters and ligatures.

Hi everyone,

I heard that there has been an argument between Giovanni Fericiano Cresci and one of the compass drawers of his day.
I think that is Palatino, but I can't find any reading material that mentions this issue.
Could anyone tell me exactly what happened between them and reference?
I am researching for an acadmic essay, and I would like to add these information in my work.

Thank you.

LEGAN is a font that follow the classical Trajan pattern, with Lower Cases now, following exactly several geometrical proportion like root five and divine proportion (Golden Rectangle), same like Greek Trajan Upper Cases used at TRAJAN COLUMN. LEGAN creation processes include drawing and calligraphic artwork studies too.

Hi all. I am trying to identify this font which shares traits with Trajan. Uppercase letters such as the /N/ are obviously very similar, but this is a bit sharper. Lowercase letters have some distinct differences from other fonts typically paired with Trajan. Most notably the /a/ and /f/.

Any ideas here? All help is greatly appreciated.


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