Vintage/Retro Script

greeneyedsoul's picture

Found this on a website touting great usage of vintage typography and liked it. Searching google image only brings me to Simon Walker's flickr account. I've emailed him to no avail.

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Ryuk's picture

Most probably a custom lettering as almost everything coming from Simon Walker aka Super Furry.

donshottype's picture

Definitely not a font. Simon Walker's lettering. Looks like stiff old Times Roman poured into a vortex to end up as a charming toilet paper lettering. To duplicate it, apply the buttery vertical strokes found in fonts like FF Tartine Script http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/tartine-script/ or Aspic http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/alias/aspic/ to the letters of your choice add ball terminals, do swooshing and you are there.
Don

greeneyedsoul's picture

Thanks! I'll see if I can find someone who's able to to the swooshing and such.

If not, I may go with one of the fonts you linked to. They're close...oh so close.

donshottype's picture

You're welcome. For what it is worth, fonts with these fat syrupy softened strokes are popular for dairy, yoghurt, toilet paper and other packaged products where a smooth friendly brand is sought. Any of these names are used for the font category.
Don

Mike F's picture

Perhaps you could use Don's pointers starting with Flamenco?

donshottype's picture

Hi Mike, I agree Flamenco looks like a good choice.
Don

greeneyedsoul's picture

That's another good option.

Still, my heart is tied to that S in Super. I can't seem to quit it, no matter how hard I try.

Now I gotta try to learn how to warp fonts. Oy!

Giles's picture

I find the best way create type like this is grab a pencil and sketch it out. Scan it in and work over it. Then the type will work exactly as you want it to.

Ryuk's picture

Some more I like for this one: [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link], [Bad link] (actually very close, the less work to customize), [Bad link]

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