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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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(Provision) Type Style Finder
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Most typefaces that appear hand-drawn with a brush, pen, or rough tools
will convey the sense of intuition, especially if the characters are italic and
have the uneven, unrefined qualities of such tools. The character propor-
tions in such faces tend not to be uniform, creating a syncopated, unstudied
rhythm in setting that makes them feel undesigned—as though they were
laid down without planning. The gestural freedom within the strokes of
faces that appear hand-drawn—in which the terminals of characters are
extended, similar to those in scripts or swashes—further contributes to
the intuitive feeling of these faces. In this sense, italic serif faces often feel
intuitive, deriving their base forms from handwriting. Serif text faces with-
out particularly pronounced details or stroke modulation, as well as sans
serifs with abrupt joints, lighter overall weights, and some modulation—
but with very quick ductus—also feel intuitive and immediate. The more
refined the face, the less intuitive or immediate it feels. Bolder weight,
condensed, italic faces—especially sans-serif versions—convey a sense of
the visceral because of the rapid alternation of stroke and counter,
enhanced by the italic slant.
Immediate, instinctive, and visceral energy mark the visual qualities
associated with intuition—the indescribable “gut feeling” of invention.
Typography that embodies the intuitive is free and unstudied; color
that evokes this mood is light and energetic.
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Intuitive
Moods
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(Provision) Type Style Finder
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Voiture Plat
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Erratic Baseline |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Elisa
TM
Regular
Script | Light Weight | Italic
Posture | Pen Details |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Flurry Normal
Graphic | Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
P22 Ed Rogers Regular
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Erratic Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
ITC Underscript
TM
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Varied Widths | Alternate
Capitals | Rounded Terminals
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
MVB Emmascript
Script | Erratic Baseline |
Medium Weight |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
Type Style Finder
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Moods Intuitive
Mockingbird Regular
Graphic Script | Erratic
Weight | Erratic Baseline |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Vestige Oblique
Stylized Sans Serif | Moderate
Contrast | Moderate Posture |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Ingredients: Aspartame
Graphic | Erratic Posture |
Lighter Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Ad Hoc
TM
Roman
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Brush Details | Erratic
Terminal Heights | Slightly
Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Gobbler
Sans Serif | Erratic Width |
Medium Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
ITC Bradley Hand
TM
Bold
Graphic Sans Serif | Medium
Weight | Varied Bowls | Erratic
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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Type Style Finder
Caterina Std Regular
Sans Serif | Medium Weight |
Modulation | Brush Details |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Claude
TM
Sans Regular
Sans Serif | Uniform Light
Weight | Rounded Terminals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Davinci Forward
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Light Weight | Erratic Width |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Indy
TM
Italic
Script-Sans Serif Hybrid |
Condensed |
Lighter Medium Weight |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
ITC Matisse
TM
Graphic | Bolder Medium
Weight | Erratic Width,
Posture, and Height |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Mistral
TM
Script-Sans Serif Hybrid |
Medium Weight | Slight Italic
Posture | Brush Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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Moods Intuitive
Linotype Rana
TM
Regular
Sans Serif | Medium Weight |
Slight Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
ReadMyHand
TM
Regular
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Brush Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Riva
TM
Script | Light Weight |
Erratic Body Heights |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Smudger
TM
Graphic Sans Serif | Bold, Erratic
Weight | Slight Italic Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Wiesbaden Swing
TM
Regular
Script-Sans Serif Hybrid |
Light Weight | Erratic Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Freely
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Medium Weight | Moderately
Acute Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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