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Author Topic: FONTS! SO MANY FONTS! STEAMY FONTS! CALLIGRAPHY FONTS! FONTS!  (Read 2457 times)
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« on: January 29, 2014, 05:39:50 pm »

Hello Ladies and Gents,

Recently I have become obsessed with fonts (if you couldn't already tell), and am looking for some more t add to my burgeoning collection. One of my favorites is called "A Theme for Murder", it is a scratchy calligraphy font that looks good to me for supernatural things. Also, other fonts such as "Aesthetique" and "Tattoo Shop" also appeal to me.

Does anyone have any fonts they would like to share? Free or otherwise?
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 05:50:07 pm »

I used to have an obsession for fonts, but with analysis and medication, I've managed to limit it to 2,000 or so...Wink Gad, just enter 'free fonts' in a search engine, and start stocking up.

There are some pay sites, Scriptorium comes to mind, which have some dandy samples, but as mentioned, they cost (they used to have 1 free font a month, but then I believe they went to only samples of the alphabet, not the full deal. Alas, I haven't been there in a few years, but they should be around.

Usually you'll find stuff categorized as 'Western' or 'Script', which might serve. There's one with flathead screw ends on it, but I don't remember the name of the font. But there's a surplus of fonts out there, you can be doing ransom notes in no time..Wink
Don't have the sites broken out, but dafont, 1001 fonts, fontelicious, 'simply the best'...you get the picture

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 05:55:41 pm »

Oh I have tons of sites, sorry if I sound rude or offensive, I am just a little sleep deprived and going a little crazy  Cheesy But do you have a favorite font for your steampunk life or no?
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 07:18:20 pm »

A thread about fonts came up on the Steampunk Empire website a while back...

I have literally 1000s of fonts, I've been working in design, media and publishing for nearly 30yrs and have CDs full of them. Way too many to list, but of my more recent ones here are a few of my favourite 'Steam' fonts. All freeware as well. Send me a PM if you want me to email any of them over.

The font style is the name as shown


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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 07:20:24 pm »

Thank you Fenris! I may take you up on that offer!
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 08:05:06 pm »

Biondi looks a lot like Microsoft's Copperplate font. After time these fonts' copyrights run out, and you can in fact get these fonts for free even if they were proprietary or copyrighted before.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 01:12:08 pm »

I've had several responses all asking for different fonts, so to make it easy here is a link to a ZIP file containing all the ones in the image above.

SteamFonts-BrassGoggles.zip

Enjoy Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 07:13:09 pm »

That's right friendly of you...thx!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 07:46:13 pm »

Thank you very much Fenris!
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 09:51:36 pm »

Thank you Sir for those excellent Fonts !!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 01:30:14 am »

I get addicted easily to fonts. Have to avoid them... Well, maybe this once will be okay...

*scurries off to bask in the beautiful steampunk fonts*
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 02:10:31 am »

Lady Ava, if you would like I can send you the links to the fonts I have found
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« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 03:42:06 am »

try scouring google's open fonts, they're open source and free for any purpose, you can even edit them if you have the means, and the Big G are more than happy for you to do so. There's a load of nice ones in there, including quite a pretty slab font I can't remember the name of right now.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 11:14:51 am »

Thanks Fenris.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 02:29:52 am »

Love the Ornatique font Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2014, 07:18:46 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2017, 01:48:11 pm »

You guys should probably take a look at this font for "handwritten" letters. If you are Gen X/Y/millenial like me, then your'e guaranteed to either not have any penmanship skills or your writing is atrocious. It's not meant to be Steampunk, and probably is not the most convincing penmanship out there, but as "hadwritten" fonts go is one of the most natural and legible I have found. It looks like 16th. C. writing, and that makes it very legible.

The front is called "Tycho's Elegy" and I just finished writing a love proposal letter with it  Wink Wish me luck

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Handwriting/73329/TychosElegy

The font reminds me a bit of JRR Tolkien's Tengwar script - which I love and have in my arsenal of fonts. But unless she knows how to read elven languages, that's a moot point  Grin


More "realistic" cursive fonts like "Autumn Chant" below are far more believable as cursive, but they are also much less legible and less elegant for document purposes, I think they look too "modern." Like someone in the 1940's wrote it (it looks like my grandmother's notes).

http://www.fonts101.com/fonts/view/Handwriting/73910/Autumn_Chant


JRR Tolkien's elven script "Tengwar" used to write in various Middle Earth languages, including Quenya, Telerin and Sindarin

http://www.dafont.com/tengwar-annatar.font


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« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 07:01:27 pm »

Thanks for posting those - I do rather like Tychos's Elegy.

Oh, and - good luck!

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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2017, 08:17:01 pm »

Some good ones here, a fair few suitable documents as well.

http://www.hplhs.org/resources.php#fonts
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2017, 12:49:06 am »

Good luck, J.Wilhelm!
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2017, 01:38:42 pm »

Good luck, J.Wilhelm!
Thanks for posting those - I do rather like Tychos's Elegy.

Oh, and - good luck!

Yours,
Miranda.

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2017, 02:10:39 pm »

I am a fontaholic, self-confessed!
Hope everything goes according to plan, J.Wilhelm!
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