handwriting font that isn't totally ridiculous

I'm looking for a display font for a book about American folk art. I want something funky and handdrawn, but not novelty or wedding-invitation-y. Seems like the vast majority of script faces out there are just silly.

Storm's Rondka is really close, but too slanted for my purposes. I like that it's deliberate, not like dashed-off handwriting, and not too ornamental.

Any suggestions?

zach h.
18 May 2006 — 2:33pm
Design

i really love mahogany script, but its not really what you're looking for i think?

Mark Simonson's Coquette

I have one called Montessori script which is a free font... if you like it please go ahead and use it up! But on the other hand you might consider it too silly? ;-)

http://www.identifont.com/show?7UL

Cheers

Thanks all for the suggestions. Sadly none of them are quite right. Stanyan Autumn is way too casual, Coquette too stylized (though I've always loved it), Mahagony Script too journal-y. Stefan, Montessori is really nice and not at all silly, but also not quite what I need.

I'm really looking for something that looks like it was labored over, but labored over by an amateur. Something like a Brothers Quay title card. Something like the attached image, which is a portion of a piece in the book...

I’m really looking for something that looks like it was labored over, but labored over by an amateur.

then maybe you want something from www.dafont.com? >^P

Those are both awesome links. Thanks!

ETA: OK, actually Stephen's was awesome. Paul's hurt my tender eyes.

LTR Salmiak is pretty tasty...

lol. my recomendatioin was made tongue-in-cheek. my line of thinking: what better to look amature than fonts made by ametures? heh

my recomendatioin was made tongue-in-cheek.

I figured that out...but not soon enough!

Also try: Yanone Tagesschrift. Its free too.

Mikey

fontplayer> I thought of that too... but I think he wants something rougher.

Mikey

GaryW> Great one!!!

Mikey

if this is just for the cover, or not too many different places, why dont you just draw it yourself and scan it?

Check out Fortunaschwein here:

http://www.anke-art.de/e_fonts.htm

http://nicksfonts.com/

Handlettering section maybe Heberling or Speedball?

http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000054

Olduvai
Neither amateur in feel though
Tim

timd> great choices! Olduvai is lovely.

Mikey

Olduvai was critiqued here a while back (Google cached search result).
Tim

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