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Old 07-14-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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I can't figure out what font the attached uses. I went to that "What's The Font" site, but it didn't come back with anything similar. Can anyone figure it out?
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Old 07-14-2005, 03:46 PM   #2
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I think I've got it -- they mixed Balmoral caps with Amazone l/c letters.

Amazone's a Bitstream font, IIRC it's available elsewhere with a different name (the Bitstream was probably a knockoff).

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I think I've got it -- they mixed Balmoral caps with Amazone l/c letters.

Amazone's a Bitstream font, IIRC it's available elsewhere with a different name (the Bitstream was probably a knockoff).

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Yeah I think you're right. Actually, I had a card of theirs that I was looking at, and they even added another font on the card, which I thought looked a little weird. Thanks.
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Amazone's a Bitstream font, IIRC it's available elsewhere with a different name (the Bitstream was probably a knockoff).
Amazone is the original Amsterdam foundry name. It’s not very old (first released in 1959), and designed by Leonard H.D. Smit (according to Jaspert, Berry type enclopedia).

I think it is what they call a “ribbon” script. I’m pretty sure it is a common choice in wedding invitation catalogs, not sure by what name. It has pretty good links between the lowercase characters — more plausible looking than a lot of scripts I’ve seen. Maybe that’s why they chose it for the specimen shown in this thread.

   
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Why, that font is younger than we are! <g>

I've used Amazone (IIRC I had it on the Varityper -- if I weren't so lazy I'd go downstairs and dig out my Varityper font book) -- it does connect very well -- but I was never crazy about its caps. But I don't think I ever tried to pair it with another script's caps.

My version of Balmoral is a bad Image Club rendition -- I've used those scrolly caps, but don't recall ever using the lower-case letters, which I am not crazy about (maybe because it's a bad Image Club font).

I do love a good connecting script. A current favorite is P22's Corinthia, a thing of beauty. I ALMOST got to use it on a job -- a presentation folder -- and then the client decided to add their organization's acronym. <g>

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Why, that font is younger than we are! <g>
Most of the fonts in use today are younger than we are! (Sobering thought for the day.)

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I do love a good connecting script. A current favorite is P22's Corinthia, a thing of beauty. I ALMOST got to use it on a job -- a presentation folder -- and then the client decided to add their organization's acronym. <g>
Groan! Shoulda run the acronym in Arial Black as a background image — huge, screened back to about 10% — with the pretty script running across it!

   
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