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Looking for an ID on the customized serifs used for this FJ monogram.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
After looking at a bunch of things I think it may be custom.
Could have been derived from a Bodoni _fi_ ligature
The ball on the f is way rounder than the Bondonis I looked at
Easy way is still to start with a ligature _fi_ and tinker until the designer produces what is desired. The period in my sample is perfectly round and could easily be pasted at the terminal with a nice little connecting curve to smooth the transition at the crotch.
BTW to match this logo the period would have to be squooshed slightly so that it was wider than high.
Could do the whole thing from scratch, but this is a lot quicker.
Definitely a Didot/didone base....
Oddly enough "fj" is a standard ligature in many fonts (h0w else are Norwegians going to make fjord look as good as what it describes?), though I agree with previous posters that this is customized.
Otama Display Bold is very similar, and would be a good basis on which to recreate this look (sadly, the fj ligature is not one of its glyphs):
The _fi_ ligature in Otama is simply the regular _f_ with a blank replacing the dot on _i_.
Here is a virtually perfect match to the ball and top stroke of _fj_ which also works flipped and mirrored for the bottom stroke and ball
killer thanks guys!