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Author Topic: Steampunk / Victorian fonts  (Read 1183 times)
Paul Huxley
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« on: June 08, 2014, 10:46:11 am »

I'm looking for Steampunk / Victorian fonts, if anyone has any recommendations.

I don't just mean ones that have been designed to look 'mechanical' (although that's good too) but ones that were specific to that time. I can think of the ones I'm looking for, but I have no idea what they're called.

Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 02:18:20 pm »

Arial and Times New Roman

http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/fonts-typography/victorian-typography/
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 05:28:12 pm »

Feh. Someone actually posted a zip file in the last couple of years (I know, not much help) in the forum, of a good couple dozen or more.

There's so many fonts out there (I've got thousands, but how do you organize them?) I guess go by the Scriptorium, there's some free fonts, though most are pay. I think some of the Wild West fonts probably would work, I want to say Algerian, some art deco ones (I think one's called Mucha)

Just google "free fonts", and prepare to waste an afternoon...Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 07:54:06 pm »

some art deco ones (I think one's called Mucha)

You may be thinking of "Art Nouveau" Art Deco was later. "Arnold Bocklin" is a commonly used Art Nouveau font. Alphonse Mucha was a renowned artist of the period.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 05:41:02 am »

Look at "Barnum" font or "P. T. Barnum" font.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2014, 12:12:04 pm »

If this is any help, I posted a few in January.




Link to the ZIP file containing the fonts:
http://www.fenris.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SteamFonts-BrassGoggles.zip

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:58 am »

that, sirs and madams, is what I was referring to. Memory isn't quite what it used to be...Wink
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 05:48:46 pm »

I find this one pretty good too.



http://www.dafont.com/vahika.font

Used for the book covers of "Dodger" (By Terry Pratchett) and "Leviathan" (By Scott Westerfeld)

As seen in the Leviathan cover, this works nicely if you intend it for some poster/ cover design with textured words.
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