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Submitted on Feb 15, 2013
by juraj.za@[11599].com

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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)

930d 10h 43m 25s ago



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

930d 3h 46m 33s ago

Case marked not-a-font.

928d 14h 55m 15s 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!

928d 12h 5m 44s ago

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?

928d 9h 37m 54s ago

Case marked Partially resolved.

928d 7h 22m 31s ago

This is Zapfino.

Similar font identified: Linotype Zapfino™.
928d 7h 20m 16s 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.

928d 4h 6m 44s ago

Zapfino is probably the least like the sample of those mentioned. Structurally this http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/letterperfect/goteborg/ is closer, but without the loops. Maestro is good as well. Zapfino is way more slanted and has a tighter and more refined look.

928d 3h 25m 33s ago

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.

927d 12h 29m 58s ago

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