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Submitted on Feb 15, 2013

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Similar: LinotypeZapfino One (Linotype)
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I found this typeface in book: “The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy & Illumination” In title of page is ornamental italic, but who know what its came from? There is no specific information about typefaces. It is a old? Can I use it for commerce? I don't no. (and sorry for my english)

1253d 23h 2m 19s ago



I doubt that they used a typeface to teach the art of calligraphy. That is probably hand lettered.

1253d 16h 5m 27s ago

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1252d 3h 14m 9s ago

If you like this type of calligraphy, there ARE several beautiful typefaces that are closely modelled on it. For example:
Poetica (its hundreds of variant letterforms, used creatively, allow for something approaching hand-lettering):
Cal Humanistic Cursive:
Bradley Chancery:
Hope these are helpful!

1252d 24m 38s ago[11599].com:

yes, this is helpful, thank you. So one more question. Can’t I use this letters? Is the better way buy some of those similar typeface?

1251d 21h 56m 48s ago

Case marked Partially resolved.

1251d 19h 41m 25s ago

This is Zapfino.

Similar font identified: Linotype Zapfino™.
1251d 19h 39m 10s ago

To use these particular letters, you would need to digitize them and convert them into a font format, which requires time, software and technical expertise. There are individuals and companies who specialize in that work ... But it would also involve questions of copyright permission from the original author/calligrapher.
I believe that it would be easier and more efficient to purchase a font which is sufficiently similar to the lettering sample you have posted.

1251d 16h 25m 38s ago

Zapfino is probably the least like the sample of those mentioned. Structurally this is closer, but without the loops. Maestro is good as well. Zapfino is way more slanted and has a tighter and more refined look.

1251d 15h 44m 27s ago[11599].com:

I want use it in only logo. So I would convert it into vector format. But there is that copyright question. Probably I will use something else than. Thank you I know more now.

1251d 48m 52s ago

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