serif

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.

Thanks!

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

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?

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!

Kyle

I want to show my latest serif typeface. A lot of corrections still need to be done but that's one of the reasons why I'm posting this.

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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!

Cheers!

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Name this font, pretty please

Anyone know what this font is?

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.

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?

Thanks!

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Name this font

Could anybody tell me the name of this font?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21040707@N04/5264663006

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!

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.

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.

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!

Since I have very limited knowledge about typography, I'm reaching out to you guys for some help. I'm currently finishing my Master's thesis and looking for a nice typeface to go with it. I'm looking for a serif, but I don't want it to be too classical. What would you recommend for the body text? And for the headers?

Hope you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance!

Hello all,

I've been studying type for several years now but haven't sat down to begin designing a full font until recently. I got my hands on Fonts & Logos by Doyald Young and have been working my way through that, and as a compliment to what I've been reading and learning I started designing a font based on lettering I found at local historic locations.

I've sketched a few of the more complex lowercase letters (to get an idea about caps height, diagonals, bowls, widths, etc) but now when I look at them as a group I feel like I'm looking at totally different fonts.

Any advice about what I'm naively missing to tie all these together? Or additional pointers? Any critique is much appreciated.

-Sean

Hi everybody, this is my first post.
I will develop a Serif Display to my post Graduation final project. It will be projected for a Craft magazine and I am looking for some good typefaces that I could use as a reference for my studying.
Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

cheers,

Do you know who is the first designer which used to strip down a traditional serif typeface? I know a contemporary example: František Štorm removes the serifs of the XVII th century Jannon Roman.
Jannon Antiqua
http://www.stormtype.com/family-jannon.html
Jannon Sans
http://www.stormtype.com/family-jannon-sans.html

Hello!

Serif fonts often have lighter strokes on one side, I recall hearing a specific term for this phenomena a while ago but I can't remember what it was. Can anyone unravel this mystery for me?

Best regards,
Edvard

Hi there,

I have a client wanting to redesign a magazine, including fonts for body text as well as headers, callouts, etc. What is the best way to compile and show, on paper, what different fonts look like in print? I'm finding that some foundries have PDF samples of text, but others and MyFonts don't, so not sure what the best strategy would be. Any resources you recommend?

Thanks so much for your help.

-Ella

Well established, high end, nationally distributed Fine Art magazine is undergoing a redesign asap (to be started now and completed in days maybe weeks but not months) Sorry for not just telling you my name and what magazine I am redesigning now but I am not at liberty to "publicly disclose" this info but send me an email and I will inform you of everting by email or phone (hurray for technicalities). Of course, you can just look at the art section of any Barnes and Noble newsstand or google high end Fine Art magazine if your in a country that may not have in on the newsstand and figure it out.

hello,

my magazine uses bembo for body copy, which i find a bit dated and better for book copy.

can anyone please recommend a more modern serif that works for body copy? Perhaps a little cleaner than Bembo.

I am considering paring it with Museo (headlines) throughout the magazine.

The magazine has a dated look, so just looking for something more modern with a little more weight than Bembo, I find it light, wide and antiquated.

If you know of anything great, don't be afraid to suggest what it might pair with for headlines etc...

I really appreciate any suggestions. Looking forward to some feedback.

hello,

my magazine uses bembo for body copy, which i find a bit dated and better for book copy.

can anyone please recommend a more modern serif that works for body copy? Perhaps a little cleaner than Bembo.

I am considering paring it with Museo (headlines) throughout the magazine.

The magazine has a dated look, so just looking for something more modern with a little more weight than Bembo, I find it light, wide and antiquated.

If you know of anything great, don't be afraid to suggest what it might pair with for headlines etc...

I really appreciate any suggestions. Looking forward to some feedback.

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Boxcar Type Help

Need help finding a something similar to "Norfolk and Western" in this image:

http://lionelllc.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/6-29365_j611.jpg

actually, if you guys know of anything similar to the numerals as well it would be awesome

This is my first post on here,
figured it would be the place to go.

Thanks!

Looking for something to represent the typeface used to annotate images in Gray's Anatomy drawings. Thought it might be Garamond but the 'g' is wrong. It ws published in 1858. Not a big choice of typefaces then. Maybe someone knows and will tell me while I search!

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Apple Garamond

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge or experience with "apple garamond". From what I have read it seems to not have been released publicly and a quality revival is no where to be found. It was something that I was looking to pursue, but didnt want to go full steam ahead, only to be abruptly stopped by a quality revival or even the existing typeface existing digitally already...

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