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Mid-Century Fonts (Query Closed)

Postby Uloo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:44 pm

Uncertain of the appropriate section for this query ...

I'm hunting for fonts that resemble
those used in mid-century print.

Of particular interest are those resembling
"plain" fonts used in Humorama and the like.

I'll continue my hunt through various font collections
but would appreciate any tips that might shorten my search.

Thanks in advance.

Update July 15, 2009: Desired font found. Thanks for your assistance.
Last edited by Uloo on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby iPenguin » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:31 pm

I'm not sure if they'll have exactly what your looking for, but you might try http://www.fontdiner.com/ They have some decent "Retro" fonts both free and paid. Might be worth a look.
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Timely

Postby Uloo » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:15 pm

Thanks for the reference, iPenguin.

Although most of these have more "personality" than I want,
there was one that would likely work well for my purposes.

I have a message out to them regarding my intended use.

We'll see what, if any, additional licensing fees may be required.
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Postby Joshuaglawrence » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:46 pm

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Deal of the Century

Postby Uloo » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:24 am

Thanks for the assist, Joshuag. Some interesting selections there.
Still, the style of those is a bit "older" than what I needed at the time.

I was hoping for something more 1950s than 1450s. :wink:

Rest assured, I did find something that served my purpose.
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Postby krisvahl » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:50 am

http://www.dafont.com/

Lots of great fonts here. I'm not sure exactly what font you're after (Looking up Humorama showed a whole bunch of different font styles), but there's plenty here to look through. Maybe start with the retro and comic section.
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Fontastic

Postby Uloo » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:34 am

Thanks for the link, Chris. That's a great resource.
I'll keep that site in mind for future projects.

At the time, I was on the hunt for letters that resembled the type
used for single-panel gag captions in Humorama and similar mags.

I wanted something clean, open, and fairly unobtrusive.

As mentioned above, I did find type I liked and
you can see the selected font in action below.

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Postby Joshuaglawrence » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:51 am

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Postby HellboyOne » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:43 pm

HE SAID QUERY CLOSED! ;)
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