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  3. MinnType

    D.M.&N. Railroad Company Font

    Thank you, George! It's a rough website but a great resource. I'll see what I can find. And yes, Riccardo, you're totally right. There are many octagonal sans-serif fonts out there but finding one with the character seen on the trains is what I'm looking for. Your example "super duty closed sharp light" is an excellent base if I decide to make the numerals on my own—which is most likely what I'll be doing for the project I'm working on. I figured they must have all been hand painted but the "3" on all of the pictures I'm finding is almost identical picture-to-picture. They must have been working from some sort of stencil.
  4. Riccardo Sartori

    D.M.&N. Railroad Company Font

    There are innumerable typefaces in this octagonal, no curves style, which is still used for sport jerseys, military signage, and college sweatshirts, among other applications. Each one has its quirks and specific details, but the numbers in your samples are wider than most. Based on that, you could be interested in United Serif Semi Extended or Super Duty, or Fontstruct. download at MyFonts
  5. George Thomas

    D.M.&N. Railroad Company Font

    Have you looked on railfonts.com? They may have something close. Pre-1970 most train signage was hand-painted by sign painters and there was so much variation among railroads that yours may not have been done yet.
  6. David Wilson-Roberts

    answered Font from Candiland Photographic studio

    You're a LEGEND Ralf!!! 👍👍😁😁 Thanks a million.
  7. Hey all, I'm a bit stumped on this one! I'm not sure if there was ever a digital font made for this but I'm really interested in the numerals on these old train cars (D.M.&N.). I've attached a few images found online for reference. Any clues or similar fonts would be extremely helpful! Or other images are helpful too as I may turn this into a type-revival project if nothing shows up. Thanks!!
  8. EllaS

    Playful Display Fonts?

    Thanks so much for the info Ralf + Riccardo! Super cool stuff!
  9. Ralf Herrmann

    Type Choice, Political Choice

    “Fascism kills. It especially kills people who look like me.” Agyei Archer comments on the questions around making font choices based on what we know about the type designers.
  10. Ralf Herrmann

    answered Font from Candiland Photographic studio

    Freestyle Script download at MyFonts
  11. Riccardo Sartori

    Playful Display Fonts?

    If you can bear the terrible audio, here’s a good introduction:
  12. Thank you very much. How do you recognise the fonts ? You succed everytime.
  13. Hoping someone out there can help? I've just been asked if I can design some print stationery for a friend of a friend. I've been sent an image of a sticker they had dome through eBay (the company doesn't do print media or providing image files) and I can't for the life of me find the same font. I've searched Google Fonts, 1001 & Font Squirrel to no avail... Anyone out there know this font??? TIA David.
  14. Ralf Herrmann

    Charles Nix: What Would Justus Do?

    Charles Nix provides an extensive look at Justus Erich Walbaum—the 250-year-old Modern man! Charles Nix is a designer, typographer, and educator. He is a Type Director at Monotype, where he, Carl Crossgrove, and Juan Villanueva designed the 69-font Walbaum family, released in June 2018.
  15. The code is from a C++ book I must say that is a book made by a programming community and there is no author to ask about the font. There is no information about how the book was written. Thank you !
  16. Ralf Herrmann

    Ellen Lupton on Skillshare

    Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. She is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, where she also serves as director of the Center for Design Thinking. As curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 1992, she has produced numerous exhibitions and books. Ellen Lupton has several classes available on Skillshare: Typography That Works: Typographic Composition and Fonts Demystifying Graphic Design: How Posters Work Demystifying Beauty: Inspiration for Design Graphic Design Basics: Core Principles for Visual Design
  17. Ralf Herrmann

    Playful Display Fonts?

    Not sure if that’s what you meant, but one of the defining characteristics of that sample is called reversed contrast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse-contrast_typefaces https://www.myfonts.com/search/tag%3A"reverse+contrast"/fonts/
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  19. EllaS

    Playful Display Fonts?

    Hi! I've recently noticed a trend in typography that has distinctively playful shapes and thick/thin contrast (see attached image for example, this is 'Blackest' by Zetafonts). I was wondering if you know of any similar typefaces. This style is super appealing to me and always catches my attention. Also wondering if this type of font design or its characteristics have any particular name, other than 'display'. Thanks for your time and have a fun day! -Ella 🙂
  20. Greg Yerbury

    Rebuilding Font Collection Legally?

    Well as Ralf said CorelDraw does contain a number of versions of popular fonts and even has some of the Star trek fonts. Another source of modern fonts but is a design cuts package.
  21. Joshua Belyeu

    Rebuilding Font Collection Legally?

    There wasn't any specific method to my madness; I used whatever I needed at the time and kept it. My main use of Photoshop is doing DVD covers as a hobby, so I collected a large variety of fonts based on film and television. I also used fan-created studio templates as a starting point, so that would include fonts like the Univers line for Universal Pictures as an example. To put it simply, I really want to do this the right way now, and I'm sick of feeling guilty every time I come across a supposedly "free" font that I know MyFonts will charge at least $35 for. Also, I don't have the money to spend thousands of dollars at once, correctly replacing all the ones I erased.
  22. Ralf Herrmann

    Rebuilding Font Collection Legally?

    What kind of fonts did you use? Getting entire libraries isn’t really a thing anymore. The font market has gotten way too busy for that. Fonts are usually “on-demand products” now. A while ago MyFonts/Monotype had a subscription package to use many of the “classics” but they just stopped that at the end of last year. An Adobe subscriptions gets you a lot of fonts, but those are more contemporary fonts. A typical suggestion for beginners was always to get an older CorelDraw package, which contains the Bitstream font library. It contains a lot of classics, even though they have different names.
  23. Kevin Thompson

    Rebuilding Font Collection Legally?

    Many foundry sites offer free typefaces (either individual weights of larger families or type families as a whole). MyFonts.com and Fontshop.com are the two biggest I know of, but lots of smaller foundries do the same (check out an international list at Type Foundries Archive). Hanken Design and Blambot are just two smaller foundries where I have found interesting free single weights or complete typefaces. Fontdiner is another good source. Many other sites, once you sign up for their e-newsletters, will offer links to free type and design resources (Fontbundles, Dealjumbo, etc.). The typefaces aren’t always of the highest quality, but occasionally you can find gems among the rocks.
  24. Joshua Belyeu

    Rebuilding Font Collection Legally?

    Hey, all. I had a collection of around 2,000 fonts, most of which I know were not paid for. So, I erased the bulk of them this morning from my computer. This now presents a problem: how to rebuild my collection the right way without spending a load of money that would sink the Titanic. Any suggestions?
  25. Ralf Herrmann

    Jessica Hische on Skillshare

    Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator working in San Francisco. She is teaching online classes and workshops on Skillshare, for example: Logotype Masterclass with Jessica Hische Lettering for Designers: One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time Illustrated Lettering: Design a Book Cover with Jessica Hische
  26. Ralf Herrmann

    answered Atlantic Records Soundtrack Font?

    Palatino. Or what’s left of it, after the extreme squishing. download at MyFonts
  27. I saw this in a vector logo, that looked like it was created around the 1990s. I don't know if these are two separate fonts, or the same one...but in either case, I'd appreciate some help identifying it. Thanks!
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