Who knows what font this is from nas illmatic album ??

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kthomps5's picture

It's calligraphic blackletter--the kind of writing found in manuscripts/books before the advent of movable type--and most likely hand-drawn.

There are dozens of digital versions out there (Old English being one, but it is more ornamented than your sample). These get you close:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontmesa/bella-rose/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/lamatas/liturgisch/

morellothedon's picture

Mmmm.. it's gettin' close but not really close, anyway, thankyou kthomps5

kthomps5's picture

As I said, the original was hand-drawn, based on this type of lettering--not every logo is hatched directly from a font file.

morellothedon's picture

Yea i know what you mean.. it was originally drawn, that's right !! Thankyou for your time and support grts

donshottype's picture

This is indeed Old English, with
1. width compressed to about 65%,
2. made thicker by a parallel line technique,
3. the letters packed together so that they overlap
4. the _s_ simplified and edited, particularly so that the lower lhs would line up with the tail on _a_.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/old-english-text/
Don

donshottype's picture

No need to edit the _s_ from Old English.
This is the _s_ from Notre Dame with width compressed to about 65%,


http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/notre-dame/ You merely need to make it thicker by a parallel line technique.
Don

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