I know the font, I'd like to find an original version

thecockerspaniel's picture

The font is AnAkronism by Nick Curtis.

The FREE font you can download at Fonts 1001 or dafont but all those sites have a .ttf version which has been:
Converted from e:\nickfo~1\ANA_____.TF1 by ALLTYPE

I've looked at MyFonts, FontHaus, Fontsquirrel but it isn't for sale. Even the one on TYPOASIS has been converted.

Does anyone know if there is a collection one can buy that this font (among others) could be found in .ttf? or Mac suitcase or postscript T1 would be a bonus.

Thanks !
c

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bojev's picture

The version here is:

http://www.fontspace.com/nicks-fonts/an-akronism
(c) 1999 Nick Curtis. All Rights Reserved. Generated by Fontographer 3.52

By the way the one I just downloaded from TypeOasis states as above - no clue why you are getting the AllType message?

donshottype's picture

Original by Eduard Lautenbach, Ohio Kraft, Schriftguß 1922
Nick Curtis also produced a version for ITC as Zinzinnati http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/zinzinnati-itc/ Presumably of better quality than an-akronism
Don

Mike F's picture

According to the ReadMe file included with Anakronism, the original typeface was Ohio by the Schriftguß foundry, 1924. Nick states that he couldn't resist naming his version Zinzinatti and the swash variant AnAKRONism.

bojev's picture

Compared both versions in Fontlab - no major difference in quality - if anything Swash version is better realized but both are well done.

donshottype's picture

Nick is noted for consistently good quality work. He got around naming trademark issues by giving his fonts completely different names than the ones used for the source.
Don

thecockerspaniel's picture

I'm on a mac, and this is what it shows me when I get info.

The info on Anagram NF (downloaded from 1001 Fonts)
Version: Version 1.002
Full Name: Anagram NF
Copyright: (c) 1999, 2006 Nick Curtis. All Rights Reserved. Distributed under non-exclusive license by 1001 Free Fonts.

The info on Habana Sweets NF.ttf (purchased from MyFonts)
Version: Version 1.001
Copyright: Copyright (c) 2012, Nick Curtis. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication or redistribution by any means is expressly prohibited.

So I just found it extremely odd. But the re-naming could explain it. Nice bit of info and font history. Thank you both for your help :)
c

bojev's picture

ALLTYPE was an early font converter from a company called Adtech - Type one to true type and vice versa - read mac to windows to mac, back in the day - so some freeware sites (or posters) must have converted fonts, thus the message in the font info fields.

thecockerspaniel's picture

Cool Thanks, that would make PERFECT sense. I used TTconverter back in the day to change ps T1 for mac to .ttf. Curious to know if it shows up the same on new versions of OS X.

donshottype's picture

First digital fonts were ps/t1, the Adobe format. Microsoft went for ttf. When Microsoft became the main platform almost all fonts in t1 format were converted to ttf, some well but others badly, and many of the original t1 versions disappeared. Thus all these converted messages.
Big problem with ps/t1 was the need for two files pfm & pfb. Ttf needed only one. With the arrival of the otf wrapper, those of us who prefer working with ps outlines can package them in otf.
Don

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