Trying to find a font that looks similar to this sketch

Littlemad's picture

I am designing a logo for a client, and between my sketches I was convinced to go for a style of this kind.
The point is that I wanted to look for some typographic font that looks similar and adapt vectorially, but I kind of fall in panic, not knowing what kind of font could be called this (script maybe?) and unable to narrow down the kind of font that I need.

It would be an F, and I noticed only afterwards the similarity with the old logo of the flash (which it isn't what exactly I want because it is to thick, and I want something more elegant and slim).

Sketch

old logo flash
http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/te_159796.png?1320855112

Littlemad's picture

Obviously I thank everyone for the help, I am a bit lost in the great discipline of typography. And I love it so much!!!

hrant's picture

AFAIK that logo was done by Neville Brody, so you
could start by looking at the fonts he has made.

This might work out too:
http://www.emigre.com/EF.php?fid=129
(http://www.emigre.com/EFo.php?view=s)

hhp

Florian Hardwig's picture

If I understood you correctly, you are basically looking for an italic f with descender. There are plenty of options. The one you sketched looks rather light and maybe from a low-contrast sans-serif family. Here is the f from Facit Italic, just as one reference:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/justanotherfoundry/facit/italic/glyphs/2804...
Note that most fonts also have a character called ‘latin small letter f with hook’, which can look similar, or even identical: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/justanotherfoundry/facit/italic/glyphs/2804...
It was mainly used as a currency symbol for the Dutch guilder.

riccard0's picture

It was mainly used as a currency symbol for the Dutch guilder.

And a fond memory for old-time mac users ;-)

Littlemad's picture

Wow! Neville brody, I wouldn't have never expected that!!

Littlemad's picture

Thank you to help with the terminology, yes I need a kind of extreme italiced F with a long descender.
That is quite similar with what I want... I'll try to look some more on google, and if I do not find anything I will probably modify the type in illustrator.

Littlemad's picture

quite nice that one! mmm let me try how I can play with a serif and sans-serif one still not sure for the one I should go.

Anyway thank you very much for you help!! are those little things that help me to discover more about types.

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