Approximately how old is this
sign, and what font is it? The stucco facade could date from as early as the 1920s, but the lettering on the signs looks to my untrained eye to be from the 70s or later.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe
on Sep 13, 2013 -
Which script / language is this
tattoo? What does it mean?
posted by Akeem
on Apr 10, 2013 -
A project I'm working on uses Handmade Dropshadow JNL
for the main title. Obviously, that's not a typeface you can use anywhere other than in the title, so can you recommend a secondary display font for subtitles, headings, and so on? Another web-font would be a plus, but not a requirement.
posted by Ian A.T.
on Feb 1, 2013 -
Help me find a nice, Sci-Fi typeface that doesn't feel too modern or
too old fashioned [more inside]
posted by garius
on Apr 16, 2012 -
Is there an available font that is similar to the title on Velvet Underground's Loaded album? Example here
posted by azoth
on Mar 12, 2012 -
TypefaceAnatomyFilter: What's the little horizontal line through the middle of 7s and Zs (to distinguish them from 1s and 2s when written by hand) called? [more inside]
posted by radioaction
on Dec 20, 2011 -
Are there any downloadable typefaces similar to these logos?
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Nov 1, 2011 -
Show me some typical 20th century typefaces! Ones that were used
then, not strictly ones that were designed
then. Preferred period: 1930-1995 (approximately). [more inside]
posted by bubukaba
on Oct 11, 2011 -
[Type-nerd filter] What's a more "old-world"/traditional typeface: Frutiger or Gill Sans? Or something else along the same lines? Must have Black/Extra Black/Ultra faces. [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie
on Jul 29, 2011 -
What typeface is this
they're using in the Subterranean logo?
What The Font and Identifont have not helped narrow it down, so I thought I would tap into the hive mind to see if you all knew what it is.
posted by headspace
on Jul 19, 2011 -
I would like to see the character set from the first computer typeface. [more inside]
posted by lore
on Jul 17, 2011 -
What is this font
? I'm trying to match the cute, handwritten scroll feeling of "just add ice." I'm happy to find a typeface either to buy or a free download. OpenType preferred. My results from Identifont weren't close.
posted by gladly
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Does anyone know of a free Traditional Chinese kaishu-style font that looks like it was written with a ballpoint pen or pencil (not a calligraphic pen or brush)? I'm currently using HanWangFangSongMedium from this page
, which I quite like, but it's in fangsong style. It's for my computer flashcards when trying to remember how to write characters (e.g English word -> Chinese character). [more inside]
posted by Gnatcho
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Designers, type designers, font geeks - I need your help please. In the past, each "era" has had a typeface that came to represent the "spirit" of that era. Can you recommend me typefaces that you feel are poised to capture this new era we are entering...this time where computing breaks free of the desktop and we interact in new ways with "the cloud" in everything we do wherever we are? [more inside]
posted by nickjadlowe
on Jun 25, 2010 -
What typeface is used for the player names on England's World Cup jerseys? Looks helvetica-esque, but thinner and more sparse.
posted by interocular
on Jun 12, 2010 -
Are there any vector-based barcode fonts? If not, can you recommend software for creating such a font? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I need logo and font help. The name of my vintage motorcycle restoration business is MotoKrow. My last name means "crow" in Dutch, and begins with a K. I like vintage motorcycle logos, but don't want to copy. I'm very fond of the old Moto Guzzi logo
. Anyone know what that font is? A simple logo like the Matchless
one is nice. I'm no designer, and I thought this place full of smart people (like you!) would be helpful. Apologies in advance if I've violated some sort of protocol here.
posted by Shike
on Sep 21, 2009 -
I'm looking for a way to snazz up my documents (and in particular my thesis) so it looks a lot less like the canned default Word/Pages themes. Any suggestions on some nice looking (free to cheap) fonts and document layouts I can use anywhere from short report and research proposals to my full-blown thesis? [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan
on Sep 13, 2009 -
Does anyone know the typeface/font used in the Ruby and Ruby on Rails logos?
posted by MediaJunkie
on Aug 24, 2009 -
Does anyone have suggestions for a good typeface for a point-of-sale receipt printer?
I have a project to design messages printed on the bottom of a cash register receipt. These are B&W thermal printers, about 200-250 DPI. The text is 6-12 points. We're going primarily for readability and cleanliness and we're happy to pay for quality.
Before we go with what we already have (Verdana, Arial, etc.), we'd love suggestions for what might be better.
posted by herzigma
on Jul 21, 2009 -
How do you pick fonts that go well with one another?
I recently decided to rewrite my resume, and I'm trying to decide what font to use for the body. My name, and the headings, are in Copperplate Gothic Bold.
How do I find a second font for the body that will look good with Copperplate Gothic? Are there rules? A cheat sheet?
posted by LDL707
on Apr 19, 2009 -
I'd love to get tips/resources for 1) learning more about the Chinese language and culture for work travel, 2) doing graphic design for a Chinese audience and 3) learning more about working with Chinese writing (this was helpful, for example
*Bonus points if anyone can tell me if there are any Chinese typefaces I could access that have a particularly whimsical, fun, or child-like feel. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Apr 12, 2009 -
What typeface is used in the Obama promotional materials? No, not Gotham, I'm looking for the serif used for his name. Sample linked inside. [more inside]
posted by potch
on Oct 8, 2008 -
I need help identifying a font and WhatTheFont and IdentiFont are failing me. [more inside]
posted by genial
on Sep 18, 2008 -
We're moving our theater into a much larger building with giant windows, and I want to utilize one of those windows as a marquee for the movies we're showing. I was thinking along the lines of this
. What's the best way for me to create something similar? [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Jul 5, 2008 -