(x) Zinfandel - Handle Oldstyle {Stephen, Chesh}

Bald Condensed's picture

I've moved the "Zinfandel" ID request to a separate thread.

cheshiredave's picture

Mike -- a couple of type-id forum protocols:

1. When posting a font id request, it's best to start a new thread rather than adding to an existing one.

2. Generally speaking, we don't trade fonts here, unless they're free to begin with or one of us is the designer of such a font and has the generosity (and legal ability) to give it away.

That said, the font you're looking for is Handle Oldstyle. Plus, you're relatively in luck: it's only $22.

cheshiredave's picture

Crap, Stewf, I thought you were asleep and I had plenty of time to post a leisurely response. Plenty of time being, of course, fifteen minutes.

snowboard's picture

Sorry I couldn't find the 'Start New Thread' and had no idea what to do until I found it after at the bottom.

gulliver's picture

The original name for this font is "Colwell
Handletter," designed by lettering artist
Elizabeth Colwell, and released by American
Type Founders in 1923. The original design
had both upper and lower case glyphs, rather
than large and small caps.

Franklin Typefounders has a cut of this as
well, called "Colwell Roman", and they also
include the companion italic. They're both
available through Precision Type:

http://www.precisiontype.com/fontsdetails.asp?fn=FRA-010639&results=25&back=list&n=0&tf=0&s=1&f=None&st=None&st2=None&st3=None&lf=&b=1&alpha=---&stype=&query=Colwell

David

Isaac's picture

good to see you back troubleman

gulliver's picture

Troubleman? *Moi?!* :-)

Stephen: You & Chesh still nailed it with Handle
Oldstyle; that looks like the cut that was used.
I only know about Colwell because I happened
upon it years ago in a specimen book,
and searched everywhere trying to find
a digitized version of it. :-)

Oddly, I've yet to find the whole family
(roman, italic & small caps) digitized
into a single cohesive font. To get the
whole family, it seems you need both
Colwell and Handle Oldstyle.

David

gulliver's picture

Aw, I was looking forward to the reputation a nickname like that might bring me. Oh well. :-)

Stephen Coles's picture

Mike - In the future you need to start a new topic (go to the
top level of the Font Identification Forum to find the link).

This is Handle Oldstyle.

Bald Condensed's picture

Nevermind, Mike, it's been taken care of. Just be good next time you post ;) Welcome to the board.

Stephen Coles's picture

Say, nice find, David. I am very familiar with Handle but
hadn't seen Colwell. Thank you!

Bald Condensed's picture

Hey David, I think Isaac was talking to me. ;) Check my Username.

Hi Isaac, thanks. I wish it were under happier circumstances. I know the war ain't completely over yet, but I consider the fall of Bagdad as the beginning of the end ("the end" being a new era of colonization, preemptive wars destabilizing major regions in the world, a fascist-like government in the USA and a whole bunch of new Saddams and Osamas in the making). Though it's a good thing that Saddam's (apparently) out of the picture, the end result doesn't justify the means. :-(

But anyway, enough politics for now. Let's crack some type IDs.

Bald Condensed's picture

It's not the nickname that brings the reputation, David, it's the other way round. ;) And you need to play drums in a rock band.

snowboard's picture

I am looking for this font, anyone know the answer? Please e-mail me your response and if you have the file even better.

Thanks!Zinfandel

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