Vintage Fonts

Discussion in 'The Reading Room' started by Bombshell Becca, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, Nick. I will give it a try.
     
  2. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Nick, thanks again, I figured it out with your help. I am on xp, and did the drag-n-drop. Looks great!
     
  3. Torpedo

    Torpedo One Too Many

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    Hello,

    Have in account that if you send something to a person who does not have the same font installed, the fancy font will show as a default font.

    BTW, I have downloaded and installed some of the suggested fonts, and all work, except one. It is installed, it appears in the tool bar, amd I can select it, but the moment I write, it goes back to a default font. I use Windows 7. Any idea whi does this happen?
     
  4. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Torpedo, I have experienced this myself. In order for a computer to recognize a font, it must be installed on the machine, regardless of the machine it was sent from. Think of it like this: I can speak French to you, but if you dont know French, youre not gonna understand it. The difference, though, is that the receiving computer can change into something it can understand, which is its programmed default font.
     
  5. fluteplayer07

    fluteplayer07 One Too Many

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    Is Dafont safe? I'm always hesitant about downloading stuff.
     
  6. Maj.Nick Danger

    Maj.Nick Danger I'll Lock Up

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    Yes,..don't be afraid. Download as many as you want.
     
  7. Eyemo

    Eyemo Practically Family

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    Thanks Everyone...some great suggestions!!! Thank you.
     
  8. nicholasb

    nicholasb One of the Regulars

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    Depending on what software you're using, you can convert the fonts to outlines or create a PDF file with the fonts embedded. I am no fan of stuff like Word and Powerpoint - the basic standard fonts used on all machines are there because everyone wants to send each other Office documents.

    There are only a limited number of Web safe fonts which is the same thing - fonts that will appear on every computer but there are always ways around this.
     
  9. Pompidou

    Pompidou One Too Many

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    I always send my stories out as PDF files because of this.
     
  10. Bustercat

    Bustercat A-List Customer

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    dafont is great.

    House Industries is king when it comes to vintage typefaces. Lots of great brush faces as well.

    I'd recommend you take a look at Neutra, about as Art Deco as you can get.
    http://www.houseind.com/fonts/neutraface
     
  11. Old Mariner

    Old Mariner One of the Regulars

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    (I realize this is an old thread, and the op was for specific fonts.)

    I had found my favorite vintage font when I was collecting pins on Pinterest for my style ideas. The one I like is Raleigh Gothic Condensed from 1934. I take to this font in particular due to its minimalist and masculine design. It's what I have been using to make labels for my oil blends and other things.

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  12. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    9 years has passed since the last post? geez what has happened to this place? I guess people have moved on or life got in the way. Thanks for this post not only to resurrect a great thread topic but to show me a font that I think is great! its a really Good one!
     
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  13. Old Mariner

    Old Mariner One of the Regulars

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    Sure.:cool:
     
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