Fat Face Serif

helvetica bold's picture

I'm looking for these 2 heavy (fat face?) Serif fonts. I know there's a lot of similar looking fonts out there but
I wanted to see if anyone knows what exactly these are.

The "Continental" font and the "Dress for the Night" are 2 different fonts.

thanks!!!

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bojev's picture

Continental looks like Elephant by Carter and Cone

kthomps5's picture

Given that GQ commissioned Gotham, I think it's another H&J (now H&Co.) font--Surveyor Fine Black:

http://www.typography.com/fonts/surveyor/styles/

bojev's picture

I think Dress for the Night is also Elephant with some screenblurring of the serifs.

kthomps5's picture

But bojev proves to be right again--the spur/ear on the g matches Elephant:

http://www.linotype.com/899985/ElephantRegular-product.html

helvetica bold's picture

Damn you guys are good font detectives! : )

helvetica bold's picture

Actually I took a look. The lower case "a" in "want" doesn't match the a in Elephant.
Neither fonts have a curl at the end of the lower case a.

helvetica bold's picture

heres a clearer look at the a. I do think they used Elephant in the issue for some of the smaller stuff.

bojev's picture

I have looked further but can not find anything to match your better sample Lance, it may be custom as Kevin pointed out - as close as I can get is still Elephant and as your sample shows the serifs are wrong.

kthomps5's picture

According to this article, GQ actively seeks out new releases:

http://fontsinuse.com/uses/35/esquire-and-conde-nast-traveler

helvetica bold's picture

Thanks for trying! Its puzzling, right? Cant seem to find either of those fonts anywhere.

helvetica bold's picture

OMG, HA! I found one, I figured I would take a look at Commercial Type's site!
Its Austin Ultra
https://commercialtype.com/typefaces/austin/austin/ultra

edit: both are Austin. Its a large family, very beautiful.

bojev's picture

Way to go Lance - good job!

kthomps5's picture

Well, so much for a new release (it dates from 2007). At least it's only $50 per weight.

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