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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!

3094d 7h 7m 25s ago



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3088d 7h 29m 38s ago

alexx, at first glance this appears to be a font, and it is indeed gorgeous calligraphy, but when blown 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.

3088d 5h 4m 42s ago

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!

3086d 16h 56m 54s ago

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.

3086d 15h 46m 7s ago

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

3084d 2h 29m 13s ago

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:

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

3083d 17h 30m 54s ago

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

3083d 16h 34m 5s ago

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.

3081d 17h 45m 44s ago

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

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)

3081d 13h 5m 25s ago

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