1960s Chartoon Typography

YaelKrieger's picture

Hi All,

Im looking for quintessential typefaces used in 1960s cartoons.
I dont know much about that sort of typography. Any explanations/ideas for typefaces to use are welcome! :)

So far all Iv found is Dom Casual (seems to have been popular at the time), and maybe Ad Lib (Pink Panther style) and BudBird (Pink panther style).

Any other Hanna Barbera style popular typefaces would be great. Thanks!

Renko's picture


Have a look at Burbank.

»Back in the prehistoric period before 2007, animated typefaces tended to be drawn as single stand-alone fonts. They rarely had relatives and scarcely had a supporting cast, causing short-sighted typesetters to seldom use them for much more than featherbrained frivolity. Tal Leming recognized this sad state of affairs and set forth to rescue animated typefaces from their improper pigeonhole. He plotted, planned, deliberated and developed for nearly a decade before Burbank was complete. The final family is a coordinated collection of 20 fonts, hand hewn to handle tasks from big to small, wide to condensed, light to black and countless styles in between. Burbank is ready for anything from hyperbolic headlines on outdoor billboards and in major magazines to miniscule matters in tiny classified advertisements.«

PublishingMojo's picture

Take a look at Ed Benguiat's Ed Interlock.

Renko's picture

Oh, and don’t forget to browse through the FontDiner.

riccard0's picture

Not their main focus, but I think you can find something interesting here, too:
www.blambot.com
www.comicbookfonts.com

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