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Need a font ID, please!
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Thorzdad
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May 3, 2012, 10:25 AM
 
A little job landed in my lap last night. I have to match the font used on a local brew pub's label. I've been really struggling matching it up to anything I have or can easily find. What The Font was useless. Identifont was even worse. Hopefully, you folks can ID this thing.

The closest font in my active collection is Goudy Bookletter, but there are slight differences. In Bookletter, the tail on the small-y doesn't swoop down as far as this sample does. Also, the capital-A in this mystery font has an extended tip at the apex. Bookletter doesn't.

Anyway, I figure if anyone can come-up with a match to these lower-case samples, the caps will probably match, too. Particularly, pay attention to the join of the middle ascenders of the cap-W, the canted small-e, the small-g, the swoopy small-y, and the tall neck of the small-a. I think those details are key.

Thanks in advance!



And, I'm really sorry for the craptastic image quality. This is what I was given to work from. In typical small-client fashion, they don't have the original art.
     
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May 3, 2012, 11:10 AM
 
Have you tried Google image search ?

Individual letters

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May 3, 2012, 11:25 AM
 
Googling "les miserables" font I got to Caslon Antique, which has lots of crappy shareware versions and is probably where small client got the font. The lowercase y looks right, but the W is not.

Caslon Antique - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maybe searching for antique fonts could help?

Garamond Old Claude is another old-looking serif font, but not as distressed as this. Hard to tell though if the distressing is part of the font or just craptastic quality art, as you say.

the i-dot as a leaf is distinctive.
     
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May 3, 2012, 11:36 AM
 
The distressing is, I think, the craptastic image, and not intentional.
The extended tip on the cap-A of the mystery font points to the right, btw. Should have mentioned that, as it's kind of unusual.
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May 10, 2012, 12:07 PM
 
Try this:
What Font is
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Thorzdad  (op)
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May 10, 2012, 12:36 PM
 
I'll be darned. I've never seen that particular font site before. And it found the font! Talapanna Bold.
Much thanks!
     
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May 10, 2012, 12:49 PM
 
Glad it worked!
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May 10, 2012, 02:15 PM
 
Excellent!

Interestingly, Google says that Talapanna Bold is based on GoudyHundred, so we were close with our Goudy Guesses. (Well I was thinking it, )
     
   
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