Bicycle playing cards

anonymous's picture

Greetings! I'm a total newbie to the font world and I was wondering
if you pro's could help me out. Does anyone know where I could find a
font like what's used on Bicycle playing cards? Thank you for your
time, I really appreciate it!

Here's a few links for visual aids:

http://www.usplayingcard.com/images/corebicycle.jpg

http://www.usplayingcard.com/media/tradition/uspc-thumb/11.gif

mike_f's picture

Two possibilities here, both freebies, that might get you "close enough" to fool the casual observer or provide something that can be modified without too much trouble:

Campanile (PC Postscript only) by Dieter Steffmann
http://www.steffmann.de/english/fonts1.htm

Ringlet Black by George White. I contacted Mr White over the weekend because his Web pages were not accessible. He wrote back that the server was renamed as per below. I can't reach this new URL either and he's aware of the problem and contacting the Duke sysadmin.
http://bibliofile.duhs.duke.edu/gww/



Campanile and Ringlet (Normal, which is thinner that Black) are reportedly included in "24 Victorian Display Fonts" by Dan X. Solo. Amazon has it. I was going to include a link, but those Amazon URLs are so long it'd wrap 2 or 3 times.

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Isaac's picture

on the swoopy-ball-terminal-thingy note, davida is cool. or at least interesting. not as close as above though.

http://www.philsfonts.com/detail.html?sku=LI35311871P1

cheshiredave's picture

If all you want is something in a similar style but free, you may find something you like over at Nick's Fonts. He has a bunch of Deco-era kinds of faces for free, and they look pretty well-made.

anonymous's picture

Thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate it!

In my travels I found a few that were somewhat close, but not free, unfortunately.

http://www.identifont.com/link?39Z+3RL+205324

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bergsland/diaconia-old-style/

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/kuenstler-165/

Thanks again!

Bald Condensed's picture

Welcome to the Type-ID Board, werks99!

We already had a type-ID thread on those, but couldn't find the actual "Bicycle" font. Let's hear if anybody else has ideas.

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