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Hi folks,

I'm not sure this is the exact right place for this, but I'm trying to track down the typographer of a free script font that's all over the freebie sites.

Font is Monika Italic [link removed by moderator] and the credit goes to "Catrina" (for whom I cannot seem to find any info whatsoever).

I'd like to use this in a commercial piece (all accompanying license info says it's freeware, but the font file is unembeddable which indicates otherwise). Can anyone either point me in the right direction, or perhaps suggest a suitable alternative ('50s-era italic script)? This is a pro bono project, so sadly I need to lean toward free or cheap.

Thanks so much!

Looking for something to represent the typeface used to annotate images in Gray's Anatomy drawings. Thought it might be Garamond but the 'g' is wrong. It ws published in 1858. Not a big choice of typefaces then. Maybe someone knows and will tell me while I search!

Most of the type-designs we use nowadays have their origins in the thirties of the 20th century. But their real roots are much older. Since good examples of the earliest type are hard to get by, the Amsterdam chair for the History of the Book in cooperation with the Special Collections of the Amsterdam University has started a project that will make it possible for anyone anywhere to examine early typedesign in detail. Acces to this material is difficult: the books are kept in the Special Collections of university libraries and national libraries and most times it is forbidden to take pictures.

We have started to publish high resolution pictures of early type-specimen on:

This is a work in progress that will take years to finish. We have started on the 15th and 16th century. So far about 6500 pictures have been published. This includes high resolution pictures of type and also pictures of initials and ornaments in a lower resolution. We aim to publish at least 100.000 examples of type and initials and ornaments from the 15th-18th century - 20.000 in 2010.

Paul Dijstelberge type historian University of Amsterdam

Jensons famous first roman type. (a low-res example)

I am looking for font with reverse italic. Like Brown from Lineto, or Venus from Linotype. Do you have any suggestions for more of them? thank you

Indices : Terminology : Cursive

Being Cursive is a property of typography and Calligraphy which implies a certain inclination or angular tilt, either positive or negative, relative to the orthogonal "y" axis.

In type, both Oblique and Italic are Cursive in the sense that they imply some sort of inclination, somehow reminiscent of written language. Other examples of Cursive may include some Script types.

Hi everybody !
The first, I wish health to all members of forum.

I have a question about "Font Info" in Fontlab Studio 5.
Please tell me know function of "Font is Bold" and "Font is Italic"
I don't understand what to use ?
Thanks for all !

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I found this in a PDF. I am confused.

This J looks quite strange. Any ideas? It this fine?


Hey all,

I am currently designing a serif for text (preview here: and was wondering what the consensus is on making small caps for the italic weights? Are they necessary? A typographic faux pas? A waste of time?


Today italic fonts are assuming a marginal role in typography and are mainly used for emphasising purposes. Filippo Salmina from FSdesign believes they deserve more and pursuits a personal philosophy in the development of italic fonts.

“Stile”, the new font family, has been developed particularly for being used as copy font. While common italics with an angle of approximately 8 degrees while reading make your eyes quickly exhausted, “Stile” preserves them from fatigue. Due to its moderate inclination it is easily readable, really flexible and universally applicable. The cursive character of “Stile” has more to do with writing-speed than to its (moderate) inclination and is responsible also for its particularly homogenous text colour.

“Stile” is a true cursive and not a simple slanted version of an upright font like for the most part of the font families of the competitors.

A dedicated website has just been set up in order to highlight the potential of italic fonts. Stile and other true cursives are available there free of charge for testing purposes:

Bring a personal style into your work, with Stile.

I'm writing to you because I'd like to know the use or the meaning of reversed italic—left-sided italic—inside a paragraph?
I invite you to observe the case of the 1907 German Sans Serif Venus Linkskursiv.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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any clues on this epic font? Something similar perhaps?


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Anyone recognise this "Club Rotation" font?

Can anyone help identify this font?

Thank you!

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Hi everyone,

I'm working on a project which needs italics with a little more oomph to them, and I'm looking for something in the transitional or modern forms. My point of departure in this search is the new Didot Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes completed for Vanity Fair. According to their own blog on the commission, the drawings they built their didone from revive a specific letterer's cuts: Molé Le Jeune.

I'm not necessarily convinced that Didot, specifically, is what I'm looking for (and the Vanity Fair revival is also really peculiar and modernized, in ways I'm not so interested in). But the excessive sloping—the "speed" of these italics—is very much what I need. And I like this "voice" of rational, modern forms (and of the 'more' rational forms from the transitionals like Baskervilles and Bookmans—the Zapf International would probably fit this bill, but I'm not wild on its digitization, and the itals are still not anywhere as far forward as the VF Didot).

Are there any suggestions out there about commercial releases you know of that fit this basic Modern/Transitional categorization, which seem perhaps more "eager" in their forward lean, than a typical italic in the genres? I looked at a few things, from Hoefler&Co's Surveyor to James Montalbano's Consul (both of which I love, but I'm not sure are quite leaning forward as much as I wish they would), but I'm not convinced yet that I've found anything really compelling. I am sure, however, that my knowledge of foundries is limiting me greatly and hoping a crowdsourcing here might prove useful to me and others looking for such.

Help much appreciated & many thanks in advance.


I am in the process of building a website setted in Museo .

I will embed the font with @font-face so no need for sifr and the likes.

I have a couple of questions for you experts : )

First of all, I am looking for a good companion italic for the font (it misses one), what do you think of museo slab ? Could it fit?

Second, do you think Museo can be a good font for body text or is it best to limit its use to titels and short bursts of text?

Third, in case you think the font is not suited for body text, could be museo sans a decent one?


I'm looking for an italic font with wide Latin and Cyrillic support that looks similar to this Greek font, GFS Solomos. Here's a sample, Romans 3:21-26 (the first word is in GFS Decker for small caps):

The closest thing I have right now is the italic version of Garamond, but it's not quite right--the strokes are too thin and the letters are too narrow. The sample below compares similar glyphs, GFS Solomos on left, italic Garamond on right:

Thanks so much in advance!