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Native American Font

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by MariaMartini, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. MariaMartini

    MariaMartini Active Member

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    I have a customer who wants some vinyl letting in a Native American looking font.

    Preferably a free font or something I likely already have.

    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Someone asked basically this same question on Letterville a few weeks ago.
    There was some stuff here:
    http://www.thefontry.com/
    Also suggested were Papyrus (ugh!) and Rickshaw.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Hieroglyphics and curiously knotted strings. Indians, tomahawk not turban, were not much at written languages and even less at typography. Doubtful that there's any such thing as an indian looking type face.

    Apropos of nothing; why is it that gringos refer to them as 'Native Americans' but Indians, feather not dot, refer to themselves as 'Indians'?
     
  4. MariaMartini

    MariaMartini Active Member

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    Cool website Jillbeans! Yeah Papyrus was one of the only fonts I had that I thought was close, ugh, but I hate it too.
     
  5. MariaMartini

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    I am... Indian (tomahawk).. not a lot thought so I guess I'm more "gringo." I used to always say "Indian" until people started thinking I was talking about "turban indians." Figured it would just be easier to you the PC term :p
     
  6. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    parus GOOGLE.....and ask for AMERICAN INDIAN CASINOS......lot of then had SIGNS MADE....))))))
     
  7. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    My great grandmother was full Chippewa, which means exactly nothing to me other than I could score some sort of tribal largesse if I were so inclined. I'm not.

    If I were doing something with an indian flavor I'd probably gravitate towards Hobo or may be Mister Earl.
     
  8. MariaMartini

    MariaMartini Active Member

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    Great suggestions. I ended up using Herculanum. It seemed to work well for what they needed.

    Thanks for all of the help!

    Much appreciated!
     
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