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Masthead 1950s or earlier, Brooks Press

Evening all — I have a masthead scanned from a letterhead I would love to identity. Clearly it is a custom lettered piece, but was wondering what the base typeface might be — akin to Garamond / Garamond Condensed...

The source is 1950s era statement from a Derbyshire printer (UK)...

As always, any help is much appreciated!



Restoring an old logotype from a letterhead

Hello folks,

Looking for the font used in this logotype. Image comes from a low resolution letterhead which had the lettering in a 100 px high raster image.
Myfonts identify it as River Liffey Italic due to the low-res smudgyness and FontSquirrel's best bets are Mangan Nova Bold Italic and Hardtimes Italic. However neither of those come close in my opinion. The distinct curve of the lowercase "a" and the thinning downstroke of the "k" are quite unique features that may help identifying the font.
Any help is much appreciated.

Edit: Adding another image with better separated letters.

Square-Top Capital A (Flat with crossbar)

Hello! First post, and I hope its one you can sink your teeth into a little bit. (For context, this is for the sake of a design... I am not just looking for something to use).

I have been unable to find examples of a STRESSED SERIF typeface (or many typefaces at all) that include a squared capital A with tapered legs. I don't just mean a flat point, I mean a small crossbar at the top. (images attached) Maybe I am Googling the wrong terminology or something, but Identifont also offered nothing useful. A square-top 4 or a square-bottom V would be similarly interesting/useful.

Sans + Serif pair with identical metrics?

Hi all,

I'm looking for a pair of a sans-serif and a serif typefaces which have identical metrics to each other. The only genuine one I can find even mentioned is McClatchy super-family, but that's a custom commission. Luzi Type's Messina almost hits the mark (and both the sans and serif are perfect style-wise), but they differ just a bit.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

High Contrast Serif for Flag


Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on some type design for a flag for my thesis show. Both the sans and serif are bespoke. The high contrast serif was very loosely based on Times New Roman and infused with the Didone theme. While comments on any of the characters would be greatly appreciated, I am struggling with the numeral nine. Can it deviate from the vertical axis, reflecting Times? Or, should it conform to the vertical axis? (Both nines are preliminary as well as the metrics.)

Thanks so much!

Sans, Serif, Stencil, and Inline in one Typeface?


Hi everyone!

Does anyone know of a single typeface that has sans serif, serif, stencil, and inline (or outlined) styles? Again, I'm looking for a single typeface that has all of these styles included—I know, quite a tall order, but I'm curious if one exists. Audree is the only one I know that comes close. It has a so-called normal style, but not a pure sans serif.


Robust serif font family based on Baskerville, Caslon for editorial/digital?

Hi folks,

Just wondering if there have been any revivals closely or loosely based on Caslon or Baskerville that include text, deck and display weights suitable for modern editorial design (print and digital)?

I can think of Mrs. Eaves and Big Caslon but they are not robust enough in terms of weights.

I think the answer is no but just want to make sure I am not missing something...


Wallington Pro (The Wallington Update)


Hello guys! Happy New Year 2015!

Today i have released new version of Wallington : it's Wallington Pro!

Wallington Pro is a decorative-serif font embodying vintage and elegant curves with functional structure. Style is adopted from Old English cultures with their descendants around mid-12th century and Art nouveau in 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures and the curved lines. Crafted with love and easy-to-read letter design.

Wallington Pro consists of 721 glyphs including 268 unique ligatures, 30+ catchwords and 10 stylistic sets.

Get Wallington Pro Discount - 63% OFF until 7 January!

Find out more at http://ink.creativezeune.com

What kind of calligraphy is this? (NOT font ID)

The attached image is the work of designer David Rudnick, however I recently stumbled across a font in development on either this site or a different typography forum using this style as well, but I can't find it anywhere. If you know what I'm talking about a link would be cool, but since I have no other details, that's not the point of this post.

What style of lettering is this? The super-elongated, overly ornamented letterforms that intertwine with each other are so beautiful. I would love to learn more about it but have no information - anything would be appreciated.


free small x-height humanist venetian serif fonts


Hello All,

I am looking for a free small x-height serif font that has the minimum printing space usage characteristics of Linden Hill but is a regular serif and not a slab serif.

I would also like to know if it is possible to design fonts using a computer instead of manually drawing them on a drawing board. If it is, what are some good application programs to use to design fonts.

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.

Jim Williams

An Old Style Typeface, Similar to Garamond Premier Pro

I'm looking for a good typeface to use for a book. It's a Christian devotional book. I want something similar to Garamond Premier Pro, an old style with a full family and every other small detail: small caps, italics, ligatures, etc. It can be new or old.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Honest Critiques Only


Hey guys,

I'm working on a typeface this quarter for a school class and need some critique from you type experts. The name of my typeface is "1800 Something" because it was Inspired by the “Franklin TYPE Foundry - Book of Specimens Edition of 1889”. The goal with this font was to use characteristics of 1800 typefaces and make them relevant again for type nerds alike. Basically i'm looking for any critique but I am specifically concerned with my drop shadow alternates, how can I make the drop shadow less illustrator stroke looking, it feels too blocky.

Thanks for any comments and all your critiques!


What are serifs for?


Hello to all!

As some of you may know, I've been writing type-related articles at learn.scannerlicker.net. So I want to ask you guys (that are way more knowledgeable than I am at the subject) the following two questions:

  1. What are serifs for; what's their function?
  2. Why did sans-serif fonts became more used than serif ones?

I have my own theories about it and I'll post them here in due time.

Thank you in advance for helping me out!


Type foundry logo

So, I've been designing typefaces for about 4 years now but soon I'm finally going to put some of my designs up for sale. I don't have the time to set up a proper foundry right now and may not wish to do so, but if I am to sell through MyFonts I would like to brand myself. Considering my last name is Silvertant I've decided on the name Silvertype. I would just like to know what you think of the logotype I designed for it.

Typeface to pair with Ratio


Hi everyone!

I am struggling to find a good pair for Ratio type that I use for body (I use typekit so I'm constrained here). I would like something in headings to complement Ratio.

Adelle seems to be fine for headings. Rooney Web seems to play nicely too. I have also tried Jubilat in heavier weights (even italics) and seems to be... ok.

What do you think about these combinations? Any suggestions?


Name this font


Could anybody tell me the name of this font?

I would love to purchase it for a food truck branding design I am currently working on but have no idea what it's called. I have a looming deadline for this thing and this is basically my dream font for the project. Any help would be much appreciated!

Looking for a decent pan-Asian typeface (not the cheesy kind)

Hey guys!

I’m currently working on branding for an Asian city and I imagine the wordmark to have a modern, Western-friendly appeal, but with a subtle Asian warmth and sharpness to it.

ITC Symbol Std has caught my attention so far, but I’m really not comfortable with the varying thickness of the stems and the loops. Also, the thicker weights look nice but when it comes down to the lighter weights, the typeface looks odd.

I have also found Penumbra to be appealing although I wish it had more subtle serifs and available lowercase letters for the wordmark I’m designing.

Baran (clean serif typeface)


I just wanted to show you a new typeface I started as a little break on a different typeface I'm doing for a client.

It started with an idea on a certain flow of lines within the /a but quickly thereafter I removed the terminal and created this sort of naked serif typeface.

I like the a, b, d and r in particular (which is not to say no more adjustments will be made though) but I'm rather uncertain about the /c and and /e as they're perhaps too classical. I suppose with this typeface I essentially want to bring a few classical/chirographic aspects and think it through to a logical, modern conclusion. I feel the /o could be wider but I will have a closer look at that when doing more elaborate text samples.

Any criticism is welcome.

Serif Typeface with Serif cut/s ()

Hi guys,

I am looking for a serif typeface along the lines of Marlene (http://www.typonine.com/fonts/font-library/marlene/), that has a large family which includes stencil cuts. I am working on an online magazine layout and would like to implement the stencil version as a hover effect for links.

The foundry selling it should therefore be able to host the type (have a web version).

Thank you!