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Stevie T
Feb 17, 2008, 11:04 PM
Hi Guys,

My first post here but have followed the boards and site for a number of years now. I'm hoping this is a good place to ask this question as I'm a little stumped currently.

I'm looking for a font for a sticker I'm doing and was hoping someone here might be of assistance. I'm looking for a serif font, that's quite thick and blocky, not unlike Futura Condensed ExtraBold but in a serif font. There's an example that a friend wants me to follow but I can't find a reference for it online. The font's straight up and down not italicized, I'm not really sure what else to tell you...

Actually I'll do a quick mock up of a few of the letters. I've added a picture where I've added serif tails on to futura just to give you a visual reference. The font is obviously different to futura but I used it as a base to give ou a visual. Hope this helps, I know it's trashy but hopefully it gives you an idea of where the tails are etc. Does anyone know what font I'm looking for?

Thanks

Stevie



tominated
Feb 18, 2008, 12:44 AM
try identifont. it asks heaps of question and usually comes up with a good answer

Stevie T
Feb 18, 2008, 03:44 AM
Thanks tominated, I've tried quite a few times without much luck, will keep trying though. Anyone else have any suggestions?

funkybrenner
Feb 18, 2008, 11:39 AM
looks like you're going for the slab-serif look. try rockwell bold condensed (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/rockwell-mt-2/rockwell-bold-condensed/).

SrWebDeveloper
Feb 20, 2008, 12:57 PM
The Rockwell doesn't have the right "tail" based on the OP's example font.

But it's not bad! The reason I say that is because there are 4400 fonts with Serif in the name, 2170 with Serif and bold based on FontShop.com which is a great place to research since their database is vast and the interface is easy.

But after 11 pages and 250 or so fonts, I gave up. Maybe you have more endurance than I do, and are willing to search further.

Here's where I left off:

http://www.fontshop.com/search/?q=serif&site=d&start=225&num=25

(The second one down is in italics, but it has the tail and blocky look)

http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/device_fonts/rogue_serif_bold/ <- close, not perfect

I'm sorry I don't have a specific solution, but the site I linked is comprehensive and a great place for you to check out in hopes of success.

-jim

IgnatiusTheKing
Feb 20, 2008, 01:22 PM
This (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bagraphics/galactic/galactic/) is the closest I could come. Hope it helps.

SrWebDeveloper
Feb 20, 2008, 01:51 PM
That's darned close, great job!

ezekielrage_99
Feb 20, 2008, 05:47 PM
It looks a little like Ziggurat Black

Krebstar
Feb 20, 2008, 09:46 PM
Baskerville Bold was the first thing that came into my head, although it may not be thick and bold enough for what you're looking for.

Stevie T
Feb 20, 2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks guys for your efforts, really do appreciate it. I've had similar results myself, but whilst they're remarkably close it's still not quite it. The best results I had were through TypeNavigator so far. I wish there was a way to give you a better example, the trouble is the original stickers are incredibly small and in poor shape so it's hard to get a clear photo. I'll keep trying and thanks for the help. If I can get you a better example I'll post it. I also realised that the E was wrong in my example, it actually has serifs on the left like beton below, however it has a serif on the middle horizontal of the E also, unlike beton:

http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/singles/urw/beton_extra_bold/&fs_segment=TypeNav

And yes, it is a slab serif look, thanks.