World War 1 poster (the type is hand-drawn) After a font which has the same kind of feel/look

Rawshock Design's picture

I am interested if anyone knows a font that is in any way similar to the One used on the words Liberty Bonds on the poster enclosed.
I am designing a book cover for a book of First World War Nursery Rhymes. So I am looking for a font that is Chunky but also that has a bit of Child-like Character.
Approach
Another approach is to choose typography that was designed around the period of the first world war.
Garamond and P22JohnstonUnderground come to mind, but they may be just a little too serious straight looking.
Impact also comes to mind just because a lot of the hand-drawn posters were drawn in quite a blocky font.
If anyone has any views/suggestions please share.

Comments

fvilanakis's picture

You may like to use (as they are or modified) one of the following:
Tomate by Ramiro Espinoza (2008)
Goudy Heavyface by Frederic W. Goudy, Sol Hess (1925)
Ziggy free font by Mickey Rossi

Mike F's picture

Some others that might work:
Robur by Georges Auriol, 1909 (surprisingly, almost two decades before Cooper Black).
Krazy Kracks NF - a Nick Curtis digitization of Carl Holmes lettering.
Gator, based on Friedrich Popppl's 'Poppl Heavy', 1972.

donshottype's picture

Lots of good choices, including:
Henriette Black by Typejockeys:
http://www.typejockeys.com/fonts/Henriette
Windsor, originally by Stephenson Blake circa 1905:
http://www.myfonts.com/search/windsor/fonts/
Verona by Typeshop [VeronaSB is a different design]:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef-typeshop/verona/
Lamp Post JNL
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/lamp-post/

Rawshock Design's picture

Fantastic, I will have a good look through these options. Thanks again I can see there are some contenders here.

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