Logotype advice: Scottish or Edwardian

tkoeppe's picture

This may be a bit of an imposition, but I was wondering if someone would be willing to give some logo-making advice: I'd like to take a shot at making a logo for a research group at a Scottish university, consisting essentially only of a few letters (probably "E-CoS" or "E-CS"). Are there any typefaces typical of Scotland or of Britain of the Edwardian era that would go nicely as a logotype?

Thanks!

Nick Shinn's picture

Windsor. Its designer was an Englishman, Eleisha Pechey.

Ronaldson was designed by Alexander Kay, a Scot working in the US.

tkoeppe's picture

Sweet, thanks! I love "Ronaldson"! Scotch Modern is also interesting, though I'm personally a bit intimidated by its high contrast.

Can you think of anything Georgian by chance (other than Baskerville)?

hrant's picture

To determine a good typeface, knowing the type of research they do would be more significant than the fact that they're Scottish. For one thing, the people doing the research are probably not all Scottish, and the results of their research surely benefit more than just Scotland!

hhp

tkoeppe's picture

hrant: That's right, of course. It's mathematical research into data processing. They're certainly not all Scottish, but it'd be nice to give the logo some local flavour and a traditional look -- there are far too many generic-looking moderny-kind of logos out there already :-)

hrant's picture

You can say that again!

What about The Foundry's Wilson?

hhp

John Nolan's picture

Have a look at FF Clifford; see this article for background:
http://fontfeed.com/archives/akira-kobayashi-on-ff-clifford/

tkoeppe's picture

Thanks! Wilson is also very attractive, but Clifford really takes the cake!

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