Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Civil War

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by curtrnev, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. curtrnev

    curtrnev Member

    266
    0
    0
    Jun 10, 2007
    I have a customer who wants me to letter his wagon. I am going to letter the canvas top and the side of the wagon itself. I have found many pictures of wagons that are lettered , but the pictures are so small or such poor quality I can't really tell what kind of font they used back then. So if anyone has done any Civil War era reproduction work I would appreciate some guidance.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2009
    Tags:
  2. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

    8,576
    496
    83
    Mar 7, 2007
    Washington State
    A good start for you might be to look at some of the fonts from The Walden Co. and go from there. Here's a link for you....http://www.waldenfont.com/
     
  3. curtrnev

    curtrnev Member

    266
    0
    0
    Jun 10, 2007
    Thanks! that is a awesome link.
     
  4. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

    8,576
    496
    83
    Mar 7, 2007
    Washington State
    Most all of those fonts are distressed in one fashion or another. They all started out as a base font that will be easier for you to start with and I'm sure that if you find something you like on that site, there are many here that can help you further along. It sounds like a fun project you have there. It would be real nice to see pics of the finished project!
     
  5. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    14,457
    19
    38
    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    I did a repro wagon last year. It had to look like what they had (there was a rough print of an old lithograph)

    Waldenfonts which Rex recommended has some good Civil War era fonts.
    There are also a few freebies on http://www.haroldsfonts.com/ and some for purchase.

    There are some vintage posters on this site, you have to click the names individually to see them. Here too.

    Here are a few pix of the wagon I painted. It is what it was supposed to look like, but not what I liked.
    Love.....Jill
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...