Rolling Stone Magazine Body Text Font

uzapucax's picture

Hi guys,
Any idea which is the Rolling Stone Magazine Body Text Font? Could it be Miller? The Italics Subheads are also quite interesting. What do you think?


DPape's picture

Definition of SURLY
1 : menacing or threatening in appearance

(well could have been true too)

5star's picture

Epic! Nice catch.


Jan's picture


(not very goudyish.)

EDIT: Sorry, didn’t read properly. It’s about the body font.

Jan's picture

The italic should be Kennerley.

(That’s more like Goudy.)

PublishingMojo's picture

Is this really a spread that was printed in Rolling Stone? Not only was surely misspelled in the headline, but none of the apostrophes, em dashes, or en dashes output correctly. This would be unusually sloppy in any Rolling Stone article, but in an article about type design, it is, as Vizzini would say, inconceivable!

uzapucax's picture

Thanks for the info!
i guess is a real Rolling Stone magazine spread, the font do look alike, but i can double check.

Thanks Jan, the italic do look nice too.


JanekZ's picture

- Rolling Stone Cover - Volume #1024 - 4/19/2007 - Rose McGowan and Rosario Dawson
- Rolling Stone Magazine May 3 - 17, 2007, Issue 1025/1026 40th Anniversary Cover
so I suppose there is not Apr 23 2007 issue

uzapucax's picture

by the way, any news on the body text? I guess is Miller

but i am not sure.


PublishingMojo's picture

It's not Miller. Compare Miller's F, W, e, R, and J with those in the sample. Miller is a Scotch Roman revival, with a fairly vertical stress. Even at such low resolution, it's apparent that the text in the sample is an Old Style face with an oblique stress, similar (but not identical) to Goudy's Californian type.

defiantone's picture

finding it to be ironic that an article about Goudy would NOT be using all of his own fonts.

PublishingMojo's picture

The only time I read Rolling Stone these days is in the barbershop, but if memory serves, they have a standard face that they use for the text of all their articles, regardless of the subject. It's an Old Style face, very likely a proprietary version developed just for Rolling Stone. The Goudy article loks like someone imitating the style of Rolling Stone, rather than actual published pages, so I'm not 100% sure the text face in this sample is the same one they use in the magazine.

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