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What are these type of fonts called....

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Spud, May 17, 2007.

  1. Spud

    Spud Active Member

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    Carnival type fonts, decorative, etc?
     

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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Circusey tattooey fonts
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    As a group, I have always called them "Headline and Display" fonts.
     
  4. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Some font foundries classify them as "Ornamental Display" fonts.
     
  5. Spud

    Spud Active Member

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    So if I was searching through this crazy thing we call the web, that's what I put... i'm finding them they are just sporadically different names!

    Sweet i'll keep checkin' them out and try that search term!
     
  6. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Old press type and other paste up tools usually called these 'Antique'.
     

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  7. Spud

    Spud Active Member

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    Thanks buddy!
     
  8. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Very Active Member

    It's cast iron, a free font
     
  9. Spud

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    Nope it's JF ringmaster! I'm just wondering what TYPE of fonts cast iron, jf, etc are!

    Thanks though!
     
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