The Font Finder

If you've ever come a cross a typeface that intrigued you but was unfamiliar then you undoubtedly wondered about its name. origins, author, etc. Unfortunately there is no single place to find this information. We have put together our own collection or resources here in hopes that it will assist people in finding out more about the fonts they’re interested in.

    Books
    There are a number of sample and specimen books in print. Some of them are quite encyclopedic and include thousands of fonts.

    Databases
    If you have an author's name, a family name, even just a style - then a database search for your mysterious font may be the best way to find it.

    Experts
    There are also a few places online where experts lurk and may be willing to help you identify your font.

    Foundries
    Virtually every typographer now has their own web site. It's hard to keep track of them all, so we've listed a couple of resources for tracking them down.

    Catalogs
    The big foundries have whole catalogs online.

    Software
    There are a few programs dedicated to font identification.

    Do It Yourself
    If you just can’t find that perfect font perhaps the best thing to do is design it yourself.

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