Vintage fonts? - edwardian, victorian where?

heavenlychoirs's picture

Hi there,

I have been searching on the internet for examples or sets of victorian, edwardian, turn of the century i.e vintage fonts. Does anyone here know where I could find some, I don't even mind if it is just examples of typeface or book covers (actually that would be interesting!) , I don't need to download it, have a set of typefaces to work with, I just need a source of examples/a few words as I can easily copy it by hand from the computer screen and make up the rest of the lettering. Any ideas?

Jon Evenchen's picture

Letterhead Fonts always have AWESOME fonts! Thats the best site for buying unique fonts, at least that I know of...besides that I suggest you scour the internet for old book covers/posters/whatever from the Victorian era or hit the library. You can also search for type specimen books from that era.
Hope this helps.


BruceS63's picture

I second Letterhead Fonts. Perfect for your need.

heavenlychoirs's picture

Thank you very much for giving me this information. Many thanks I will take a look!

Stephen Coles's picture

Keep in mind that many of Letterhead's fonts are contemporary American sign painter interpretations of Victorian style. They are very expressive, but not necessarily the most authentic source. I would look at books published during the era you're interested in for a more accurate representation of what was going on at the time. Like Jon said: time for a trip to the library!

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