Font identification

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Keith Lemon, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Keith Lemon

    Keith Lemon Guest

    Does anyone recognize this font?:
    http://zanzibarhotel.co.tz/images/logo.png

    I mean only the golden letters; not including the wood bits around. Or in
    case the font doesn't actually exist, any tips on closely similar fonts
    would be much appreciated.
     
    Keith Lemon, Oct 2, 2011
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  2. Keith Lemon

    Carrie Guest

    http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa455/starchild_dreams3/font.jpg
    This looks sort of like it, the l is a tiny bit different.
    I didn't try it as italic. Your font has a slight slant to it.
    I don't know where I got this, I usually go online and look for free font
    downloads (or maybe some came with photoshop, etc) And some, of course, come
    with Windows anyway.
     
    Carrie, Oct 2, 2011
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  3. Keith Lemon

    Savageduck Guest

    That particular wood is typical of antique door panels and shutters
    found on Zanizibar and in Dar Es Salam.
    As to the font, I think you will find that is the interpretation by a
    local craftsman of some long forgotten font in some old signage or book.

    You might have more luck finding something similar if you do some
    searching, otherwise if that is exactly what you are looking for to
    design your own.

    Try browsing through these sites;
    http://www.dafont.com/
    http://www.girlswhowearglasses.com/
    http://www.gmkfreefonts.com/
    http://www.1001freefonts.com/afonts.htm
    http://www.fontparadise.com/
    http://www.floodfonts.com/freefont/freefont.html
    http://www.simplythebest.net/fonts/

    This looks close, but it is not free.
    <
    http://web.mac.com/markalanthomas/v..._-_Pabst_Oldstyle_Fonts_-_Swash_Capitals.html
     
    Savageduck, Oct 2, 2011
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  4. Keith,

    Its either

    Wurlitzer Pro Bold ( Red Rooster Collection )
    Or
    Rhode extended Black ( Font Bureau )
    or
    Tiptoe UltraBlack ( KLTF)
    or
    Jimbo Std Black ( Linotype )
    or
    Pepona Bold ( T-26)
    or
    Lucian Bold ( Tide)
    Sphinx RR Inline
    orHerkimber Bunrab


    The reason I posted soo many, is because the ones above are very
    similar.

    This software gives many options.


    Good Luck







    Life is Good !!!
     
    Ritchie Valens, Oct 2, 2011
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  5. I would have suggested Zapf Chancery, but it is very different to your font.

    But regarding font identification: The best forum (IMHO) is to ask
    Whatthefont: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

    It has two steps: First you can upload your image and it will be tried
    to identify the font automatically, I changed the contrast of your image
    and asked Whatthefont, the automatism suggested:
    http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/monotype-corsiva/monotype-corsiva/

    But when someone is not satisfied by the answers of the automatism he
    can ask an audience. :)

    Greetings from Dani
     
    Daniela Duerbeck, Oct 3, 2011
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  6. Keith Lemon

    Carrie Guest

    I thought about the auto font ID places, too, but didn't know if it would
    work with an image like that and not actual type.
     
    Carrie, Oct 3, 2011
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  7. Keith Lemon

    Ragnar Guest

    Very like Zapf Chancery Medium Italic.
    HTH.
    R.
     
    Ragnar, Oct 3, 2011
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  8. The great thing at whatthefont is that if one is not satisfied by the
    automatic identification one can ask real people.

    But what is really funny at the wood crafted font is that the "z" is
    upside down.

    Dani
     
    Daniela Duerbeck, Oct 8, 2011
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  9. Ritchie, did you mix up this question with another one?

    Dani
     
    Daniela Duerbeck, Oct 8, 2011
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