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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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Victorian style is a mixture of styles, competing for attention and highly
decorative, yet also refined despite the ornamental incongruities that char-
acterize it. Victorian type styles, whether historical examples or modern
interpretations of Victorian spirit, show a kind of restraint in proportion,
making them somewhat formal, but an overload of stylistic manipulation—
severely modulated strokes, extremes of contrast, exaggerated serif propor-
tions, inconsistencies in weight within thick strokes and within thin
strokes. Victorian faces tend to be very active in line setting, with overall
condensed widths contributing to the activity of ornament with rapid
alternation between counters and strokes. Upright script forms, as opposed
to canted, or italic, scripts offer a sense of formality repressing a more
expressive urge.
In 1856, English style maven Owen Jones published
The Grammar
of Ornament,
an enormous tome of dingbats, borders, swags,
and ornamental details culled from around the world—epitomizing
the wildly varied and decorative aesthetic of Victorian design.
Letterhead details
Ph.D
Michael Hodgson and
Clive Piercy, Creative Directors
Tammy Dotson, Design
Santa Monica [CA] USA
Victorian
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P22 Broadwindsor
Graphic Script |
Moderate Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Excelsior Script
TM
Script | Light Weight | Moderate
Contrast | Stylized Terminals
and Joints | Condensed
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Folk Art Cross
Graphic | Light Weight |
Textured Detail |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Roman Script
TM
Script-Serif Hybrid | Bold
Weight | Sans Serif Influence |
Upright Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Kane
Serif | Moderate Contrast |
Slightly Extended |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
P22 Roanoke Script
Script | Condensed |
Swash Detail | Acute Posture |
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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P22 Sherwood
Serif | Notable Contrast |
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Engravers Bold Face #9
Serif | Bold Weight | Extreme
Contrast | Bracketed Serifs |
Caps and Small Caps |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Wexley Oakley Regular
Graphic–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Fraktur References |
Heavier Medium Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Baroquoco
Graphic Icon Font
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
P22 Kilkenny Regular
Serif | Pronounced Contrast |
Moderately Condensed |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
P22 Grosvenor
Script | Condensed |
Acute Posture | Lighter
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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MVB Chanson d’Amour
Script | Lesser Contrast |
Light Weight |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
Oberon
TM
Graphic Script | Bold Weight |
Outline Detail | Swash Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Victorian Gothic
Stylized Wedge Serif |
Uniform Medium Weight |
Extended | All Caps |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Indelible Victorian
Graphic Script | Light Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
P22 Escher Hand
Serif | Condensed |
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
MVB Gryphius
Serif | Moderate Contrast |
Medium Weight |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
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Context Victorian
Gill
TM
Floriated Capitals
Graphic | Decorative Contour |
Light Weight | Lacking
Numerals and Punctuation|
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Toybox Blocks
Graphic | Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Mariage
Graphic Serif | Medium
Weight | Pronounced Contrast |
Blackletter |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Victorian
TM
Serif | Bold Weight | Stylized
Serifs and Joints |Pronounced
Contrast | Swash Details
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Kilkenny Swash Caps
Serif | Pronounced Contrast |
Moderately Condensed |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
P22 Victorian Swash
Serif | Condensed | Erratic
Height | Lesser Contrast |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
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