Hey all! I'm trying to ID the Bold Serif font in the "-CHING" part of this pic...
Thank you soooo much!
Good to be back... (I was active a looooong time ago.)
I haven't been around in a good long while, but I'm back in the game and again must ask for help.
I KNOW I've seen this font at the bottom of the image, but I cannot seem to locate it! I tried a Retro + Heavy something something, but blehhh...
Thanks for any help!
No Problemo - it's an Americanism...
Not going for the male/female or even proper.
Don't know where it came from - probably some comedian during the 1950s or 1960s... with the influx of the Spanish speaking population in major cities in the US.[/quote]
It also pertains to the addition of "-o" to the end of words in order to make them "Spanish" for comedic effect:
"Where-o is el bathroom-o?"
Yet another Americanism rooted in our bull-headed refusal to actually learn more than one language.
(Aber ich versuche einen Ausnahme bekommen.) ;)
I have come across quite a few fonts here that deserve to be included/cross-referenced in the Sports category.
A small list:
Go Long (possible)
Porn Star Academy
Sport Spirit AF
The "possibles" are there because they are quite similar to fonts used for name lettering on soccer jerseys.
There's also some stylized scripts that are definitely used for baseball uniforms (Marketing Script and Ballpark, for one)
I hope this helps to expand the Sports category for everyone.
I don't know how to link to it but you can find it in the "weird" category on this very site.
wow. i hope i'm not on the doggie-doo list. i don't do the doo.
Certainly hand drawn.
Try Automobile, Alako Bold, Brody, Dyspepsia, Deftone Stylus (ofr a bolder one) for some close looks...
Ahhh, That's right. I suppose in America, the fraktur style is not as culturally tainted with the trappings of fascism. The use by Radiohead of the overly ornate capitals in their iconography is meant, I suspect, to reflect that but they ARE European.
I guess I'm interested in the more contemporary version of the style, where ornate, chaotic line is melded with a more twentieth century typeface like Times Roman or Garamond (a good example is the Broken Ghost font). It's fascinating that to you it looks aggressive, while to me it looks hopelessly romantic.
I'm enjoying the discussion in this thread. It's a lot more intriguing than: What font is this?
Veil Glück und Liebe zu Alles!
Well, it would be interesting to know what brought about their renaissance. Design is such a strange entity. On one hand we have the Ikea-ification of the world and on the other hand we have the chaos that makes up contemporary print design (to which I might add: BLEGH!).
Truth be told, I DO prefer a cleaner type...;)
1942 report is a good, spooky typewriter font that looks slighly embossed
Artist Stamp Regular is also a a good spooky font that extends well. There's also one called...Dyspepsia? Dysleksia? I can't remember exactly.
Also try: Cheapskatefill, Civilian (good if you want a spooky script font), The Gingerbread House, Got Heroin?, Kinderfeld, Requiem II, Tom's New Roman...
The two things to be sure to watch for are full character sets and legibility, especially at small reolution. There's a reason Arial is the standard...
hope that helps!
PS thought of another! the new one: Broken Ghost!
PPS Also, just go look in the horror section...tons of good ones in there.
My guess is that the font in the original poster was not a font, but hand painted by a pro. Not that it helps or anything, but that's how it was done then. Plus, look at the "a"s...slightly different, each one.
As for a close free match , you might also try Machine Script.
[quote]@koeiekat: And why do these dreadful frakturs keep popping up?[/quote]
I know many bands (Radiohead, for one) have made their websites VERRRY fraktur-heavy. It seems to be a strong influence on t-shirt design at the moment too, i.e. flowy, dense lines, faded and distressed lettering. frakturs lend themselves to that.
Just my take. I've seen a lot of them lately.
edit to say: i must say I'm guilty of giving in to them once or twice!
You know, I did a search for "Sunset" and nothing came up. Strange.
OK...I don't have a pic, but I know what this font looks like. I saw it first on 1001 Free Fonts, but after searching the site in my sleep-deprived state, I didn't see it again.
The font looks like letters sinking into water at sunset...very esoteric and moody, Creature from the Black Lagoon-esque.
Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
That's definitely it! Thanks, Ivan!
Amazing, simply amazing. And the font is cool too.
If I don't know it...? Trust me, you guys are the font wizards around here!
So, this font seems to be quite elusive! known as Zapotec, Zarana, Zara...
I'm still looking.