(x) Guinness Draught logo - several similar {gang}

AndrewSipe's picture

Can someone tell me the fonts used to created this logo. (I know the signature is not a font, and that the Guinness name has been manipulated, I'd be happy with as close as possible matches.) Please Identify the other 3 fonts excluding Copperplate (Draught). Much appreciation!


edit: added link to .eps, click image

marcox's picture

1759 would appear to be Goudy Old Style with a bit o' squooshing.

AndrewSipe's picture

I faked the signature a bit with Bickham, and some clever photoshopping (Feather-photocopy) and then redrew it in illustrator.

Could the Guinness be Goudy as well?

marcox's picture

Guiness looks like a Century of some kind; perhaps a manipulated Century Schoolbook, which has more heft and less contrast than the rest of the family.

(Those SSs look awfully Times-like, though.)

AndrewSipe's picture

I suspected that it might be Century something. Thanks Marcox!

AndrewSipe's picture

This is what I needed it for:

A birthday invitation.
edit: kerned, thanks Stephen

Stephen Coles's picture

Kern the Copperplate 'AY'.

AndrewSipe's picture

erp... Thanks Stephen.

BradB's picture

Hey, that's pretty cool. It's not a 100% match, but I think it's close enough that people will get it! Looks like it's going to be a beer bash of a birthday.

wormwood's picture

Maybe raise the apostrophe so its dot is above the N's serif and its tail curves around the serif and hangs below. Then you can kern the S and it won't be quite so detached.

How about some vertical skew on the Bickham Script to match the originals signature?

Linda Cunningham's picture

Gretchen's lucky to have a friend like you. :-)

AndrewSipe's picture

That's very kind Linda, Thank you. She definitely enjoyed it!

nacholas's picture

What font did you end up using for the Guinness...?

AndrewSipe's picture

I tweaked ITC Century Book Condensed. It's not the exact font Guinness used, but it was close enough for me.

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