Looking for Bold serif font

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Stevie T, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Stevie T
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    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
     

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    try identifont. it asks heaps of question and usually comes up with a good answer
     
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    Thanks tominated, I've tried quite a few times without much luck, will keep trying though. Anyone else have any suggestions?
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
  10. Stevie T
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    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.
     

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