Font from an obscure 60's record "Donna Hightower"

homer808's picture

Anybody recognize this font? Thanks!

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donshottype's picture

Photolettering revival of a 1890s script, which I can't find right now. Some scripts with a similar thick & thin nib effect:
Novelty Script
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hihretrofonts/novelty-script/
Kalligraphia:
http://www.identifont.com/find?font=kalligraphia&q=Go
Julia Script:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/julia-script/
Don

akira1975's picture

It appears as Alfereta on a Photo-Lettering catalog.

Here is Solotype’s version of it:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/solotype/alfereta/

donshottype's picture

Thanks Akira for tracking it down. I knew I had seen it, but couldn't recall the exact name.
The 60s were the great revival period for Art Nouveau designs like this one.
Don

donshottype's picture

Alfereta was cut by William F. Capitain for Crescent Type Foundry in about 1895. Original specimen:


The Solotype digital version is reasonably close.
Don

homer808's picture

thank you!

homer808's picture

thanks!

Type Historian's picture

Alfereta was advertised in The Inland Printer of August 1894 by the mysterious, short-lived National TF (also in Chicago), which is not documented by Annenberg:

http://forums.typeheritage.com/topic/alfereta/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51266334@N08/sets/72157648410348105/

Anna, The Type Heritage Project

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