Serif & Handtooled? Please Help Name & Locate This Font

typocurious's picture

I'm stumped and could really use your help, please.

It has a Imprint MT Shadow feel, but that's not it.

Do you know the name of this and where I can find this font?

Thank You


typocurious's picture

Thank You, DPape.

What about the white lines in the font?

Is their a font that already has the handtooling or is that a custom job? The curviture on the "D" is difficult to creat manually.

donshottype's picture

The inline effect on the curved portion of your _D_ seems to be like this

I am not certain what tools you are trying to use to create these curves manually. If you can use Fontshop it's easy. Use the parallel line tool to make something that looks like this

Merge the contours.
Delete everything except the segment that will form one side of your inline curve.
Break this contour at the short side and convert to lines.

Do the same thing to make the other side.
Join the two segments so as to make the correct length.
Merge contours and delete all but the final inline portion.
Place into the letter.


typocurious's picture

Hi Donshottype,
Thank You for sharing thia graphic!

I went to and it looks like they offer fonts for sale but I didn't see a font creating software link.

I'm grateful that you and DPape got me the info I needed to move forward. I was hoping I wasn't going to have to manually create the font but it seems I am going to have to. I wish there was a way I could add the fonts to photohop so I only have to do the work once and I could use the fonts over and over.

I don't have font creation software :-(

Thank You again for your brain power!

fvilanakis's picture

The process described by Don can also be done in Adobe Illustrator (or Corel Draw if you wish).
For Illustrator: Convert the letter to curves, make a copy of /D's external outline and instead of the "parallel line tool" you can use Object=>Path=>Offset Path and specify a negative value.
The rest of process is similar.

You can't create a new font with Illustrator off-course, but you have the advantage to process each letter once and then use it on whatever image resolution you want without loosing any details.

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