Seeking Display-size Quotation Mark

pdxuser's picture

I'm looking for a quotation mark that works as a display-size graphic and pairs well with Ed Roman and Ed Gothic:

I've made Ed Roman warmer and heavier with an outline stroke (not shown). And don't worry about the quotation marks being "fun," I can just shift one glyph higher than the other to make it fit in.

Unfortunately, the quotes on these fonts don't quite work for me, nor does anything I currently have installed. The best I could come up with, oddly, was Stencil, the "it came with the computer" font. Here's Ed Gothic, Ed Roman and Stencil:

Gothic's to stubby, Roman's too wiry, and Stencil has about the right proportion, but the tail (finial? hangy-down? hangy-up?) should probably come to a point, or near-point. Here they are, more "fun":

Any suggestions?

Stephen Coles's picture

What about Burbank, which is essentially an expanded take on the Ed Gothic style?

pdxuser's picture

It's more or less the same stubby character as Ed Gothic. I should stress that the quotation mark will be a standalone graphic. The actual quotation text will be set in a web font, likely Georgia. The quotation mark should really just look like what an average user would expect it to look like: a big ball with a curl coming out of it, tapering to a point ... and then a twin next to it.

Stephen Coles's picture

Ahh, then you might want to head to display Didone territory.

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pdxuser's picture

Thanks, that's what I'm looking for!

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