Vintage Fonts

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  1. Bombshell Becca

    Bombshell Becca One of the Regulars

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    (I didn't really know where to ask this)

    Does anyone know of a good site to get free Art Deco fonts? Or a typewriter font?
     
  2. Red Diabla

    Red Diabla One of the Regulars

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  3. Neutraface Display fonts are wonderful for a '30s Streamline Moderne look.


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  4. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    http://www.letterheadfonts.com
    That is all they do are vintage style fonts. Ive lusted after their collections for years. Amazing collections, but not free.

    LD
     
  5. "Courier New" is similar to a typewriter, although there is one called vintage typewriter which I love, Broadway is a Typical Deco Font"


    as are

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    I like "Anastasia", but "Plaza Suite" looks a bit "Squiffy" as if one has had too many champagne Cocktails at the Plaza Bar
     
  6. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    'Courier New'...aka, this stuff:

    The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

    is generally seen as the archtypal typewriter font.
     
  7. "So ?, your point being?"
     
  8. Carlisle Blues

    Carlisle Blues My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That a quick brown fox can jump over a lazy dog....[huh]
     
  9. Foofoogal

    Foofoogal Banned

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  10. repeatclicks

    repeatclicks Practically Family

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    This is the only site youll ever need, and the fonts are 100% royalty free. Promote away!

    http://tackorama.net/
     
  11. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Well the OP *did* mention typewriter fonts. I apologise if I wasn't any help.
     
  12. Bombshell Becca

    Bombshell Becca One of the Regulars

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    Fantastic! I especially love Ritzy, Gallia & Showtime. Where do I get them though?
     
  13. Bombshell Becca

    Bombshell Becca One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Red Diabla! I think I found what I was looking for.
     
  14. "Thanks Reeatclicks, they are perfect"
     
  15. Naphtali

    Naphtali Practically Family

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    Drop me a line for PostScript Type 1 fonts. I can't help you with TrueType or Unitype -- although I may be able to alter T-1s with software?
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    Does anyone know of a source for computer-generated version of Copperplate Gothic, also known as Copperplate Hand? This is the calligraphic writing style used in the Declaration of Independence.
     
  16. Miss 1929

    Miss 1929 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    BLESS YOU! Love this site!
     
  17. Maj.Nick Danger

    Maj.Nick Danger I'll Lock Up

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  18. repeatclicks

    repeatclicks Practically Family

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    Yeah its a wonderful one isnt it! I cannot for the life of me remember where I came across it, Im just glad I did.
     
  19. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    Great site, I've been looking for fonts for my business cards and website.
     
  20. Mike in Seattle

    Mike in Seattle My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    There are usually loads of fonts added to your system when you add almost any graphics program - the cheapie business card or brochure CDs you find at Staples and other office suppliers, or the various greeting card programs. Ditto any word processing program like Word or WordPerfect or the like.

    And check what's already installed on your system. Windows comes with the already mentioned Courier New, but AmericanType, Pica and Letter Gothic (although the latter's more a 60s IBM Selectric look).

    And RE: using fonts on a Web site. The font face will only show on computers that have that exact same font installed on their system. If they don't, it'll change to a plain universal display font. And with a Web site, be sure once you've published it that you look on as many different computers (not your own) that you can. Things will look markedly different with different screen sizes & resolutions, different fonts installed, different default font sizes set by each user and so forth. I deal with a lot of people who wonder why their Web sites aren't generating anticipated results, and it's usually something like that. "Well, it looks great on my high def 42" at home!" and then they look at it elsewhere and it's a jumble.
     

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