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Nice Cursive Fonts?

Asked by Shake (28points) November 9th, 2008

I’m working on a project and I need some nice cursive fonts. Preferably fat ones. Also if you’ve seen the Virgin Mobile top up cards (sorry I don’t have a picture) a nice cursive font like that. For example where it says “20 Dollars” or “10 Dollars.” Thanks!

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cookieman's avatar

My favorites are:
Edwardian Script
Snell Roundhand

irondavy's avatar

From the tiny pictures I could find of the Virgin top up cards, it looks like a slab serif like Clarendon. It’s not Clarendon but that’s the type of font you’re looking for: a bold italic slab serif (not cursive). I’ll suggest:

Clarendon Extra Wide Extra Bold Oblique
Egizio Bold Italic
Century Schoolbook Bold Italic

A favorite of mine is Archer which, at its heavier weights, might be worth checking out. The foundry that released Archer also has Ziggurat which is gorgeous but less of a fit.

Also flip around FontShop and Linotype which both have keyword based searches where you can find more bold italic slab serif fonts.

Shake's avatar

Thanks for your help guys. Also nice fonts Irondavy. I’m looking for things a bit more rounded though. I guess were looking at the wrong top up cards. I believe Virgin had a couple different kinds but it was thick, rounded and cursive.

irondavy's avatar

Ah, well, if you can find examples of what you’re looking for I could probably dig up some names. Otherwise my advice stands, browse FontShop. Try using the TypeNavigator tool. Set it to handwritten, italic, thick…

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