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Submitted on Apr 10, 2008
by CatsnDogs

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Please, I searched and searched but couldn't find this one... Anyone got a clue? Thanks!

3029d 20h 38m 45s ago

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batman8762:

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3023d 21h 58s ago
janwayne@*.org:

alexx, at first glance this appears to be a font, and it is indeed gorgeous calligraphy, but when blown up...you can see that the duplicate letters do not match. They are quite close...but not exact, and would be were this a font. (unless it is an Open Type that I do not recognize, but I’m doubtful about that). I could try to find some similar fonts for you if you would like. Let me know.

Case marked not-a-font.

3023d 18h 36m 2s ago
CatsnDogs:

jan, first of all, thanks! I didn’t think of matching duplicate letters - that was a sharp one! :)

If you have suggestions to similar fonts I would be grateful cause like you said it is a beautiful calligraphy indeed! I already found the popular “Swan song” but more would only help.

Again, thanks!

3022d 6h 28m 14s ago
janwayne@*.org:

LOL! Swang Song was the first that came to mind! Anyway, I’m happy to help out, but will have to be Friday. I’m was past my beddie-bye and am hitting a wall.

3022d 5h 17m 27s ago
creedo:

I’m about 94% sure it’s a font, will keep looking, hopefully not wasting my time :)

3019d 16h 33s ago
creedo:

Changed my mind lol :/

While some letters are just supernaturally consistent, and it’s possible differences can be the result of opentype happiness, there are other covers with this lettering and their letters are all different too. example:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n11/n55153.jpg

So, nice handwriting it is... this designer should make it a font.

3019d 7h 2m 14s ago
janwayne@*.org:

Oooh! I agree, creedo. It is lovely calligraphy.

3019d 6h 5m 25s ago
CatsnDogs:

So differences is possible for Opentype? Didn’t know that - Yum, yum! :)

I love to get my hands on this one though. It’s really beautiful.

3017d 7h 17m 4s ago
creedo:

well, it’s pretty much confirmed not a font, because it appears to be the work of a well-known calligrapher named Ruth Rowland:

http://www.typophile.com/node/44465

Her work is really amazing. Part of the reason for the consistency is she’ll scan and re-use a couple of letters (within each job, not for all of her work). Sneaky~

And yeah, opentype is neat, it not only lets you choose alternates, it can automatically fit in the best alternate in certain situations (like... if this were a font, it would automatically make the taller, longer r to fit over the y, but choose the regular r to fit over an o)

3017d 2h 36m 45s ago

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