FJ Monogram - serif font ID

Danny_Miller's picture

Looking for an ID on the customized serifs used for this FJ monogram.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Danny

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bojev's picture

After looking at a bunch of things I think it may be custom.

donshottype's picture

Could have been derived from a Bodoni _fi_ ligature


http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/bodoni-antiqua/
with the wide _f_ mirrored and flipped to provide the bottom stroke on the _j_, and the width adjusted to narrow the distance between the vertical strokes to account for the loss of the serifs at the base of _i_.
Don

bojev's picture

The ball on the f is way rounder than the Bondonis I looked at

donshottype's picture

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.
Don

kthomps5's picture

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):
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/tim-donaldson/otama/

donshottype's picture

The _fi_ ligature in Otama is simply the regular _f_ with a blank replacing the dot on _i_.

But the terminal on the _f_ could be slightly squooshed and the crotch rounded to match the logo. All that is needed is to stretch the top stoke of _f_ to increase the distance between the vertical stroke and the terminal. Ditto for _j_. Works for me.
Don

donshottype's picture

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


Benton Modern Display Black http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/benton-modern-display/
Simply thin the vertical stroke of the ligature version of _f_ by moving the lhs towards the center, and the vertical stroke of the flipped mirrored _f_ used for_j_ by moving the rhs towards the center. Then replace the cove serifs with square ones and you are there.
For perfection slightly flatten the top stroke of _f_ and bottom stroke of _j_.
Don

Danny_Miller's picture

killer thanks guys!

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