The perception of romance in type can derive from a number of character-
istics. Most often, these are weight and width proportions that push or
pull the eye teasingly around the forms. Slightly condensed, as well as
extended, styles—in medium to bolder weights—provide a sense of body
or girth, of corpulence. The rounder the curves, or the slower the transi-
tions between thicks and thins or between curves and stems, the more
romantic the letters will seem. Typefaces with a great deal of modulation—
a noticeable flare from mid-stem to terminal, for instance—appear to
move in a seductive and sensuous rhythm. Scripts bring more elegant,
cultured romanticism to the fore, edging toward glamour and delicacy.
Typefaces with flourishes, decorative serifs, and exaggerated bowls, leg
shapes, or eyes may lend a sense of nostalgia or charm to their overall
romantic presentation.
Romance, with its related connotations of passion, glamour, and
elegance, is all about curves and tactility. Typefaces that offer tense,
exaggerated details, such as long, bulbous serifs, heavier weights,
sinewy spines and junctures, and rounded terminals give viewers
something to “grab on to like a lover or a rich cloth. Similarly,
romantic color is equally tactile and sensuous, seductive and deep.
Collateral details
Mires
Gale Spitzley
San Diego [CA] USA
Romantic
Moods
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Belen Regular
Serif | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
P22 Dearest Swash
Stylized Swash-Cap Script |
Light Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Denim Medium
Serif | Bold Medium Weight |
Textured Contour |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
P22 Hopper Edward
Stylized Script | Lighter Medium
Weight | Little Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Boberia
TM
Light
Serif | Pronounced Contrast |
Condensed |
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P22 Monet Regular
Stylized Script |
Pronounced Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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MVB Sirenne Text OsF
Serif | Medium Weight |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
Hegemonic
Stylized Serif–Script Hybrid |
Slight Italic Posture |
Condensed | Swash Details |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Gourmet Bold
Script-Serif Hybrid |
Moderate Italic Posture |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Venezia
TM
Initiale
Serif | Light Weight | Contrast |
Inline Detail | All Uppercase |
Lacking Numerals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Julie Book
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Condensed |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Uniglow 50 Cursive
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Moderately Extended |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
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P22 Imperial Script
Script | Moderate Contrast |
Lighter Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Zephyr Regular
Stylized Serifs | Semi-Swash
Caps | Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Baskerville
TM
Regular
Serif | Medium Weight |
Noticeable Contrast |
Slightly Abrupt Ductus |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Papyrus
TM
Regular
Sans Serif | Lighter Medium
Weight | Textured Modulation |
Pronounced Ascenders and
Descenders |
Linotype Library GmbH
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Gravura
TM
Script | Light Weight |
Slight Contrast | Swash Caps |
Linotype Library GmbH
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Hadriano
TM
Light
Serif | Medium Weight |
Stylized Terminals |
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Bayern Handschrift
Script | Medium Weight |
Nick’s Fonts
www.nicksfonts.com
LinoScript
TM
Script | Medium Weight |
Noticeable Contrast | Upright
Posture | Slightly Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
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ITC Silvermoon
TM
Script-Sans Serif | Ultra Light
Weight | Ultra Condensed |
Loop Details |
Linotype Library GmbH
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+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Dyrynk Italic
Serif | Condensed | Light
Weight | Noticeable Contrast|
Moderate Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
ITC Isadora
TM
Roman
Script | Pronounced Contrast |
Looped Joints |
Dual-Stroke Capitals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
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+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Varius
TM
2 Std Italic
Serif | Medium Weight | Erratic
Ductus | Slightly Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
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