"Landings" italic modern serif

retoid's picture

Hey, one more for you.
I am also curious what your guys technique is for identifying fonts so well?

brett jordan's picture

oh, and the technique is being FAR too interested in type :-)

Bald Condensed's picture

There's no real technique -- it's all about recognising certain glyph shapes or an overall design.

retoid's picture

ahh, memorization.

brett, that font you suggested is close but not it.

Stephen Coles's picture

I'm not sure it's memorization as much as having a part of your brain that is able to make connections between certain letter styles and their designers or placement in the context of the font world. I have a terrible memory.

brett jordan's picture

i agree with you stephen... the 'connections' thing is definitely a part of it...

and retoid, i agree it isn't it, but i think the sample you put up is a bad copy of it

Bald Condensed's picture

With the "overall design" bit I meant that sometimes I recognize the specific style of a type designer or a foundry which makes finding the damn thing so much easier. That's extremely useful when you recognize a face but can't remember the name right away. This concurs with what Stephen said.

Bald Condensed's picture

I'm sorry but now that we've told you the secret we'll have to come over and kill you. :^/

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