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Hi everyone -
I've spent several hours online searching for a font that might mimic the appearance of the hand drawn typeface used for the cover of an old Farmer's Almanac. Anybody know of a close fit? I like the the shading and roundness of the letterforms, but most examples I've found online take the decorative aspect too far for my liking (i.e. zebrawood).
I'm trying to identify a typeface used in an old sci-fi book, 'The Germ Growers', of which I have a PDF scan, freely available from the National Library of Australia. I'm including a raster sample below, which features a distinctive 'Q' and (I hope) a reasonable mix of uppers and lowers:
Type@Cooper presents the first in our guest lecture series at Cooper Union "Turning Lead into Gold: 19th-Century American Type Foundries & Their Specimen Books". Stephen O. Saxe will speak on Monday, October 18th at 6:30 pm in the Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union. This talk was adapted from the annual Hofer Lecture in Graphic Arts at Harvard in April, 2010. It covers the design and production of type in the nineteenth century from the earliest days of typefounding in America, technological advances, the aesthetics of “Victorian” type, the “Artistic Printing” movement, and the demise of the great type foundries and formation of the American Type Founders Company at the end of the century.
For more information go to the Cooper Union Continuing Education website or CooperType.org