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March 8, 2011 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Please help me identify a font in this wedding invitation.

A friend of mine has fallen in love with this font and wants to use it in a project, but there is no font information about it available online. Any guesses?

The wedding invitation can be found here.

The font in question is the one used in APR and 2006. (There are more examples in a pdf downloadable by clicking on "View all items in this suite.") Thanks!
posted by papercake to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You can see the results I got from a search on whatthefont.com here. I don't see an exact match but many are close.
posted by halseyaa at 10:41 AM on March 8, 2011

I'm looking around for it right now, but in the meantime there are tons of similar fonts. Google "egyptian type" or "slab-serif". Clarendon is usually a classic fall-back font for this sort of look, but it's not quite as angular as the example.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 10:48 AM on March 8, 2011

That looks like it might be embossed directly from wood type, or photopolymer made from digitized wood type.

Take a look at MyFonts.com and check out extended slab serifs, Egyptians, etc ... there are plenty similar to choose from.
posted by luriete at 10:52 AM on March 8, 2011

(although with the curved counters, what you're actually looking for is a Tuscan, so you can search for that, too)
posted by luriete at 10:52 AM on March 8, 2011

why don't you just email elum and ask them?
posted by violetk at 10:56 AM on March 8, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions. I've spent a good amount of time searching for slab-serif and wood type and found a lot of those similar fonts, but they're not The Font. I thought I'd throw the question up here and see if the actual found was able to be found.

Tuscan fonts are partly defined by curved counters? I'd not heard of that.

Elum no longer makes this design, apparently, and haven't been forthcoming as of yet.
posted by papercake at 11:13 AM on March 8, 2011

I'm getting closer. (look at gunsmoke black)
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 11:19 AM on March 8, 2011

Response by poster: Wow, that IS really close!
posted by papercake at 11:30 AM on March 8, 2011

You could try taking this to the Typophile Font ID board, where I've had excellent luck with these sorts of enquiries in the past..
posted by schmod at 11:44 AM on March 8, 2011

Yeah I had to get back to work, seconding typophile ID board. It's pretty great.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 12:08 PM on March 8, 2011

It looks like the sort of font veer.com would do, although I can't seem to find it there. Typophile is your best bet if you can't find it there...
posted by Sourisnoire at 2:36 PM on March 8, 2011

Alright, I'm back and I'm going to keep looking, but IDK if I'll be able to get any closer than gunsmoke black. Any luck with the typophile ID board?
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 8:06 AM on March 9, 2011

Just came across these fonts which have a similar feel.
posted by amanda at 9:37 AM on March 9, 2011

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