View Full Version : Looking for Bold serif font

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?



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?

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/).

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:


(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.


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

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

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

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:


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