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Commented on Wednesday, 8 January 2014 - 10:29am

Underware’s Fraktur is a nice modern take on the style


Or you might enjoy Rian Hughes’ Gargoyle


What font is this?
Commented on Friday, 4 October 2013 - 5:32am

Try ITC Century.

By the way there is a forum for type IDs


General Discussions
All topics are welcome—except font ID requests.


Why is Typophile sooooooo sssllloooooooowwwwww?
Commented on Monday, 14 October 2013 - 10:30am

But with increased spam activity.


New logo style
Commented on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 - 9:05am

It demonstrates how difficult it is to set type on a curve. It needs a lot of finessing to repair it, the Y especially, is floating free of any baseline.

I would start with beefing it up for business card size then re-look at the character...

Publication branding
Commented on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 - 12:29pm

Working from the position of Wealth.
2014 – right by a fair amount.
Report – right by a little less.
The – a gnat’s to the left.

But I am not really comfortable with the position of 2014, I think the other text needs to be...

Publication branding
Commented on Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 9:38am

I think you have uploaded the same file in error.


Where's the Wind
Commented on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 - 12:15pm

Just to the right of that sign is someone lying under



Brill -- the typeface
Commented on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 - 8:41am

Now I would like to know when the Dutch started to use “losing his bottle”, does it have the same connotation as the English?


Typeface for Scottish Resort
Commented on Friday, 17 May 2013 - 5:25am


I have no ideas about the target market.


General question about talent
Commented on Friday, 17 May 2013 - 7:55am

Magritte is an example of the blending of commercialism and art. Working within advertising while painting, where would his pipe or apple paintings be without his commercial background, and where would so many album covers be without Magritte?

McEwans Export
Commented on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 - 2:25am

The star replaced a circular dot in the 60s, the star was the mark of Scottish and Newcastle Brewery, in 1960 Scottish Breweries (including McEwan’s) and Newcastle Breweries merged. The star represented the 5 breweries of the Newcastle Breweries....

Drop caps for words or sentences
Commented on Friday, 26 April 2013 - 8:22am

A run-in sidehead is distinct from the text, although it runs on the same line as the text it remains a heading.

“Neoclassical birdbaths and effigies of liveried slaves, stable boys and faded pink flamingoes all have counterparts in the...

Therefore, this question: Is kerning a matter of personal taste?
Commented on Monday, 22 April 2013 - 7:30am

Not just personal taste – you might want to loosen kerning for a tiny use and tighten it for giant use just out of production considerations.

It is almost always necessary to consider kerning for headlines to articles too and certain character...

Happy 13th Birthday Typophile!
Commented on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 5:40am

Late again, hope you had cake.


How to sell logo design with only typo
Commented on Friday, 12 April 2013 - 8:07am

The logo is the sizzle – the identity is the steak.

A logo on its own is only half a job – you should also demonstrate how it works in practice either with mockups or visuals.

For example a clothing line will need packaging – even if it...

In Search Of: Term for "Anti-Stencil"
Commented on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 11:27am

Counter-counter could be anti-counter.
Ajar counter
Unit Construction

In Search Of: Term for "Anti-Stencil"
Commented on Thursday, 4 April 2013 - 1:42am

Silhouette describes countered text too though.

It strikes me that the linked sample would actually be more balanced and less distracting if just the counters remained (maybe slightly emphasised).


Typophile merchandise?
Commented on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 8:26am

My “case” t-shirt is looking rather worse for wear now, I would like a replacement. The “body” t-shirt is still happy and I think the stickers are somewhere on a shelf.

It might be time for a type battle or at least a trawl through the archives...

Typophile merchandise?
Commented on Friday, 5 April 2013 - 8:19am

You could also have print on demand Typophile merchandise. Somebody here must have dabbled with 3D software.


There is a chess set that could really do with some...

Typophile merchandise?
Commented on Friday, 5 April 2013 - 9:14am


Canberra Typeface Design Competition for $10,000 AUD
Commented on Wednesday, 3 April 2013 - 2:24am

>“Until such time, quality is in the eye of the beholder.”
That demonstrates shallow comprehension of the nature of quality – quality, and its appreciation, needs to provoke beyond a look. It requires a standard (or several) for comparison to...

Canberra Typeface Design Competition for $10,000 AUD
Commented on Tuesday, 2 April 2013 - 12:25pm

Is it quality if a salescritter or truck driver cannot appreciate it too?


20 really fun ('cause they're so bad) book jackets
Commented on Saturday, 23 March 2013 - 3:59am

Not sure why the Alice one made it into that selection, overall I quite like the Vintage series of covers (this might not be right up there but it is designed to be a pair with another modern book). There is a nice set of Arthur Ransome Swallows and...

Advice on font choice
Commented on Thursday, 21 March 2013 - 9:27am

A number of the fonts on the iOS site are not displaying correctly for me (on a mac).

Geeza looks a better choice to me.

a Homely, honest , reliable,
Commented on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 - 8:39am

Is Clarendon too stern (or approaching over-use)?

How about Plume, which is somewhat like Museo Slab?


There is also...