Please help me find a font
August 22, 2009 2:16 PM   Subscribe

does anyone know where i can find a font like the one used for the "mister rogers' neighborhood" type?

does anyone know where i can find a font like the one used for the "mister rogers' neighborhood"? like the kind found here or here. Even though there are other similar fonts, I can't seem to find anything with the "swooshes" on some of the letters.
posted by luckyveronica to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Looks stylized to me. I submitted it to a font ID forum to double check and will report back with any findings.
posted by bradly at 2:26 PM on August 22, 2009

1. I doubt it's a font, that looks like a logo, so it would be a single unique creation. The swooshes only exist because they work well for that particular logo, not for a whole font.

2. Try searching

3. Also look on WhatTheFont.

4. Try a google search, using the keywords "mister rogers font"
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:33 PM on August 22, 2009

You're looking for a font with "swashes," which are just stylized caps. Since the Rogers font is custom type, you likely won't find anything so dramatic, but you can come close.

This is the best I found on a quick search.

Also, the venerable Hoefler Text has a swash version, as do many classic serif typefaces.
posted by martens at 2:38 PM on August 22, 2009

I'm sure Letterhead Fonts would have something similar. They're not free but they sure are beautiful
posted by Sufi at 3:06 PM on August 22, 2009

It looks to be a hand-drawn variation of some fat-serifed font of the day. Given the era it was done, I'd say it's based on something along the lines of old, venerable Cooper Black would fit the bill, though with a good bit of alteration by the artist.

Remember, that show (and logo) started life way back before computers. Back then we would regularly hand-alter type, or draw a type design based on a standard font. Certainly the swashes on the logo have a hand-drawn character to them.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:33 PM on August 22, 2009

you definitely should ask this on you're going to get great suggestions there within a few hours.
posted by krautland at 5:08 PM on August 22, 2009

I'm pretty sure it's hand drawn. If you want something retro with swashes, Bookman Swashmight do the trick. Even so you're not going to get swashes like the Mister Rogers logo without customizing it yourself.
posted by O9scar at 8:01 PM on August 22, 2009

krautland, i'm heading over to typophile right now, thanks! O9scar, the bookman swash looks as close to it as i've seen, i only wish it were free (but guess i understand why it isn't). thanks everyone and please keep the tips coming if you have other recommendations.
posted by luckyveronica at 9:50 AM on August 23, 2009

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