Does anyone know any typefaces that would have been used in correlation with the Gustavian design style from 18th century Sweden? I am a graphic design student working on a design project and am having trouble tracking anything down. More broadly, anything with Neo-Classical influence that was prevalent in 18th century Scandinavia would also be relevant. I would appreciate any insights!
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an elegant contemporary serif font with an 18th-century basis? Maybe a tiny tiny hint of Rococo prettiness. It's for a book on early Georgian art and furniture. Would be so grateful!
I have been using the Unifraktur Maguntia font in Microsoft Word, and had this idea to use a macro to automatically insert ligatures and special characters such as the long s. Does anyone know if this has been done before and if there is already such a tool in existence? David Manthey used the same idea on his 18th century Caslon font:
One of the nice things about Unifraktur Maguntia is that it includes all the necessary ligatures and historic characters. Here is some more information:
Greater Albion have jusst released two new families through Fontspring and Myfonts:
Corsham was inspired by traditional stonemason's engraved lettering designs. Designed to be used alone, or in combination with our Corton family, ithas wonderfully lively air, with distinctive lively serifs and beautifully swashed downstrokes. Four faces are offered-regular bold and black weights as well as a condensed form. All faces include a range of Opentype features, including ligatures and old-style numerals. The Corsham faces merge 'olde-worlde' charm with fun character, yet remaining clear and legible for text use.
I'm a production designer who's involved in designing an event taking place in the mid to late 18th century, and I need to use some fonts from back then. You people around here are always so skilled, I'm sure somebody can help me out?
Doing a motion graphics piece using 18th & 19th century engravings of mythical animals, etc... Very fanciful and over the top. Need a font for some Initial caps that resembles an embellished engravers, similar to fonts used on currency, but more fanciful. Like this, only much nicer. This, I think, is rather blunt and vulgar.
I can only explain what I'm looking for as "Baroque Victorian" which I know is no help at all.
What are your favorite fonts (or EPS resources) for something like this?