Hello everyone.
I hope you can help me ID this typeface, it's for a French company called Traqueur that specializes in vehicle after-theft recovery and fleet management.

Hello! ,

I´m designing my first typography and I would like to listen to experts opinions because Im planning on presenting it on a type expo.

Thanks in advance , Looking forward to read you comments.



Although so familiar, it's one of those that I can't put a finger on—the italic that Ken Leung used in his proposed redesign of the Vanity Fair wordmark.


Dear Typophiles,

Please may I have help identifying the font Alex Trochut based this identity on?

Many thanks,



I'm trying to match this family, specifically the italic for the author's name. I figured it's Bodoni, but the swashes in the italic capital 'T' and the italic lowercase 'k' are really throwing me for a loop.

Since this is a reprint of a book that was originally published in 1959 with multiple printing through the 70s and 90s it may very well be something that wasn't digitized. That makes things difficult for a publisher who wants to add copy to the beautiful title page spread.

Help? Someone, please? Thanks!

This is a very quick and rough (very rough) draft of my typeface. I was just looking for feedback and everyones first impressions keep in mind this is my first typeface and I am relatively new to the process.

I have currently only done the lowercase just because I'm not 100% sure what direction I should be going in. I was going for an italic serif loosely based off of Bodoni and I tried to go with the Old style/ Transitional style.

First impression, critique, technical aspects any comment will be helpful thank you.

I'm really having trouble with c/e/f/y/k/s/ but of course I will take any advice on all or any of the letters.

I searched and didn't find anything on this font. Can you name it? Thought it was HFJ's Acropolic but it's not.


Hey all,

I am currently designing a serif for text (preview here: and was wondering what the consensus is on making small caps for the italic weights? Are they necessary? A typographic faux pas? A waste of time?


Hi guys,

Need some typophiles' recommendations for a good font to be used for a detergent bottle, like Tide, etc, sans serif, italic... it's not for a real detergent, just a promo piece otherwise I'd be getting a designer involved. Whatdyareckon?...




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In this logo I use Bodoni Poster Italic font.
However, I don't have much experience working with classic linked typefaces.

1. I've changed a bit the default kerning so it feels homogeneous and works as logotype.
Does the rhythm of letters looks correct? (

2. It is TTF font, so it doesn't complete the links between letters.
So I built them manually. Are they correct? (

3. The opened link of "m" looked unnecessary, so I decided to cut it.
It became a little limping, so I compensated it by pulling the stem a bit lower.
I also fixed the kerning between "m" and "&". (
I've tried to decide what correct angle the cut should be according

I found this in a PDF. I am confused.

This J looks quite strange. Any ideas? It this fine?


Hi folks,

I'm not sure this is the exact right place for this, but I'm trying to track down the typographer of a free script font that's all over the freebie sites.

Font is Monika Italic [link removed by moderator] and the credit goes to "Catrina" (for whom I cannot seem to find any info whatsoever).

I'd like to use this in a commercial piece (all accompanying license info says it's freeware, but the font file is unembeddable which indicates otherwise). Can anyone either point me in the right direction, or perhaps suggest a suitable alternative ('50s-era italic script)? This is a pro bono project, so sadly I need to lean toward free or cheap.

Thanks so much!

Hello Typophile,

I would like to have your critique for this scholar project.
It's a renaissance inspired italic serif based on old calligraphy principally by Arrighi.

It's no vectorized yet, so there is some irregularity along the letters.

Thanks in advance


I am in the process of building a website setted in Museo .

I will embed the font with @font-face so no need for sifr and the likes.

I have a couple of questions for you experts : )

First of all, I am looking for a good companion italic for the font (it misses one), what do you think of museo slab ? Could it fit?

Second, do you think Museo can be a good font for body text or is it best to limit its use to titels and short bursts of text?

Third, in case you think the font is not suited for body text, could be museo sans a decent one?


Most of the type-designs we use nowadays have their origins in the thirties of the 20th century. But their real roots are much older. Since good examples of the earliest type are hard to get by, the Amsterdam chair for the History of the Book in cooperation with the Special Collections of the Amsterdam University has started a project that will make it possible for anyone anywhere to examine early typedesign in detail. Acces to this material is difficult: the books are kept in the Special Collections of university libraries and national libraries and most times it is forbidden to take pictures.

We have started to publish high resolution pictures of early type-specimen on:


Indices : Terminology : Cursive

Being Cursive is a property of typography and Calligraphy which implies a certain inclination or angular tilt, either positive or negative, relative to the orthogonal "y" axis.

In type, both Oblique and Italic are Cursive in the sense that they imply some sort of inclination, somehow reminiscent of written language. Other examples of Cursive may include some Script types.

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