Masculine Script font

barkeep's picture

Ello all,
I'm after a little help.
I have been asked to redesign a logotype for a small local menswear shop.
After much discussion the style of font to be used has been agreed that of a script/handwriting font.
I've been looking at faces such as;
Montague
Affair
Feel
Bethany
What I'm really after is the flair of these faces but sometng more masculine. Usually I would hand draw it but due to time contstraints and budget I need to buy a face.
An one got any suggestions?
cheers in advance
Martin

typerror's picture

To me masculine scripts are always dicey. Razor or Mistral seem pretty asexual to me.

Michael

barkeep's picture

Hi Michael,
asexual would be fine, thanks for the suggestions:-)

dezcom's picture

Look at Ale Paul's work.

ChrisL

typerror's picture

Sorry... Laser is the face I was thinking of, David Quay. Sorry sorry sorry

Michael

typerror's picture

Razor is ugly!!!! : )

Michael

William Berkson's picture

The fabulous Olicana might be what you want.

barkeep's picture

No worries MIchael:-)
Laser is pretty interesting so is compendium, thanks for the help guys:-)

barkeep's picture

Great one William:-)

Stephen Coles's picture

Another good Quay: Coptek
In the same vein: Loupot

dezcom's picture

Here is the link for Ale.

http://www.sudtipos.com/fonts

ChrisL

dinazina's picture

I'm not a type designer, but I will chime in. I've always thought these had a masculine energy:
Rapier
Satisfaction
Styx
Speedway, Snapper, Signwriter and Valentino from A&S.

Renata Graw's picture

You might want to get your pencils and brushes out and try drawing the letters yourlself.
After looking at all the scripts you probably have a good idea of what you really want.

I know it's hard, but it might be worth the effort.

paul d hunt's picture

I always thought that the confident capitals of Zaner gave it a bit of a masculine feel.
Another script that exudes confidence (i guess that belies what i think masculinity is) is House Studio Sable.

Nick Shinn's picture


Yes, it's Mandate--so masculine there is even a men's magazine named after it.

dinazina's picture

Nick! I am outraged at that "Cowgirl" piece! How do I sue for misuse of my image?

dezcom's picture

1956 image of you, eh? :-)

ChrisL

typerror's picture

Got my chaps in an uproar! She has totally lassoed my heart Chris, stop being so refractive and abrasive... you know ladies never tell their age : )

Michael

dezcom's picture

LOL!! You betcha, buckaroo :-)

ChrisL

jupiterboy's picture

Follow Chris’ advise and check out Sudtipos, in particular The Bluemlein
Script Collection has scripts with gender titles—Mr. or Mrs.

TypographyShop's picture

Elegant, flourished script has been a part of the visual language of selling to the male animal since day one. I wouldn't rule it out.

Script by its very nature does not necessarily imply feminine. Look at the logos of Brooks Brothers and other high end menswear advertising over the years. Stock certificates, brokerage houses. Script was everywhere. And it was manly.

If this were 50 years ago every one on this board would be capable of producing a hundred styles of script in seconds with a brush. (Of course there'd be no internet and I wouldn't be typing this.)

Fortunately their work is pilferable. Go buy a stack of magazines from the 50's or some art directors annuals from the day. Find the letters you need. Scan away.

dezcom's picture

Check out this lovely handwork on the script for the Pierce Arrow nameplate--surely a masculine script from that era:

http://flickr.com/photos/mr38/2559681155/

ChrisL

Stephen Coles's picture

Nice find, Chris. Reminds me of Radio.

dezcom's picture

I think you are right, Stewf! Here is a grab of Radio:

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think context comes into play when defining what is masculine or not. Surely the same script that Chris links too, arrow and grill removed, pink stripes added would be considered feminine. While there are scripts that probably don't change given any context I think some do.

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