Got a lead on calligraphic fonts and flourishes like these?

DesignGuyMemphis's picture

I've got some of the usual script faces (like Bellevue, Dorchester, Flemish, Kuenstler, Shelley, Sloop, etc.) but I'm looking for something really special like the script font -- and especially the flourishy border -- in the attached sample. Any ideas where I should begin my search? Thanks for any direction you can give.

Metropolitan Opera Playbil circa 1943

keith_tam's picture

Maybe the Universal Penmen?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Sloop, from Font Bureau, as some beautiful alternates. But maybe it isn't copperplate enough?

Miss Tiffany's picture

--- self edit ---

Miss Tiffany's picture

Stephen, did you mean to attach that link? I was excited to see Anglia Script and instead read about americanskas.

:-)

keith_tam's picture

I thought you wanted to design one yourself :-)

How about Adobe's Bickham script? There are lots of alternates and flourishes: http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/P/P_1421.jhtml

bieler's picture

Adobe Bickham Script has a lot of scroll-like flourishes. Available in OpenType format as well as in Multiple Master format (from Veer). Bowfin.com has a very good identification file for scripts.

andreas's picture

Aridi has some border stuff like this.

http://www.aridi.com/vol8.htm

Or try to get some old specimen books from 1850 - 1920.

DesignGuyMemphis's picture

Thank you all! After doing a lot of business-to-business design, I'm looking forward to working on something with a little more historical reference --- an old theatre here in Memphis. And isn't that playbill from 1943 beautiful! Thanks again. I'm off on a typeface treasure hunt!

Stephen Coles's picture

Anglia Script is really special. I had a great time with it on
some wedding invitations last month.

Storm's Splendid Ornamenty is ultra-thin and flourished.

Stephen Coles's picture

You'll find more of this flavor by plugging "copperplate script"
into MyFonts' search engine.

Stephen Coles's picture

Tiff - Oh dear. How embarrassing. Link fixed.

Stephen Coles's picture

More via Fontscape.

anonymous's picture

Jay, you might also look here:

http://www.ultimatesymbol.com/products/category.php

Use the pop-up to select Spencerian / Flourishes / Accents. Not as nice as your sample, but a good place to start for the ornate flourished border. Think the individual art is about $10 US a pop, cheaper to buy the CD ROM if you can use other parts for another project.

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