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I need an Architectural chisel point type font.

Explorer ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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I need an architectural chisel point type font. Does Adobe Fonts have it? 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 23, 2019 Jul 23, 2019

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Hi Russell,

Thank you for reaching out. From what I understand from your post, it looks like you're looking for Architecture fonts. I'd suggest checking the fonts here: Adobe Fonts | Explore unlimited fonts and see if the fonts are available or not.

However, you can also look for similar fonts, using a visual search option as mentioned in this post: How can I find the name of a font?

Please let me know if this helps. I'd be happy to help.

Thanks,

Harshika

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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I'm in need of a good architectural font as well. There aren't many options out there it seems.

 

Best Regards,<br />.<br /><p><strong>Joel Westervelt AIA</strong></p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.joelwesterveltarchitect.com" rel="nofollow"><em>Vernacular Architect</em></a><br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/joelwesterveltarchitect" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/JoelWesterveltArchitect" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a><br />

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Trajan is one of the most popular fonts for a chiseled architectural look:
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/trajan

 

On that page you'll also find recommendations for fonts similar to Trajan:
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/trajan#recommendations-section

 

I hope this helps.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Thanks for the suggestion Molly.  This wasn't quite what I was looking for. I'd like a handwritten architect font, similar to 'Flux Architect'.

Best Regards,<br />.<br /><p><strong>Joel Westervelt AIA</strong></p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.joelwesterveltarchitect.com" rel="nofollow"><em>Vernacular Architect</em></a><br /><a target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/joelwesterveltarchitect" rel="nofollow">Instagram</a> | <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/JoelWesterveltArchitect" rel="nofollow">Facebook</a><br />

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Sep 07, 2022 Sep 07, 2022

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Joel:


THE QUICK ANSWER:


There many glyphic typefaces like Trajan on Adobe Fonts, should you need to carve anything in stone.


But there are also a good range of typefaces that mimic architectural blueprint lettering. Adobe Originals and P22 Type Foundry have a few that you may like.


THE MORE DETAILED ANSWER:


Trajan was one of the earliest typefaces released as part of the Adobe Originals programme back in the 1980s. At the same time, David Siegel helped design two architectural lettering typefaces that were released in Multiple Master format around 1989–1992:


Tekton
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/tekton


If you have a copy of Frank Ching’s ‘Architectural Graphics’ – or any of his subsequent textbooks – you’ll know Tekton. The typeface is based upon Ching’s own lettering, and has a variety of weights and widths. Tekton has been so successful that even Frank Ching uses to typeset his own textbooks today.


Graphite
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/graphite


Graphite is based upon David Siegel’s own handwriting, and goes quite well with Tekton. Graphite has a horizontal stress, and mimics the effect of using a chisel-shaped pencil like you’d find in a woodworking shop. A range of weights and widths is available.


Another typefoundry that specializes in architectural scripts is P22 in Buffalo. P22 is the foundry that academics, historians, institutions, and researchers go to if they need a historical revival tied to a specific person, group, movement, or era. One architect in particular is Frank Lloyd Wright:


P22 FLW Eaglefeather
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/p22-eaglefeather


Eaglefeather is based on Wright’s lettering for the proposed Lowe residence in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. This is P22’s most extensive Wright typeface, and is a good prototype of the architect’s standard lettering style covering his Concrete Block and Usonian eras.


P22 FLW Exhibition
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/p22-flw-exhibition


Exhibition is an all-capital typeface suited for titling and display sizes. It also includes an Extras font with many classic Wright pattern blocks. It can go quite well together with Eaglefeather, if handled carefully.


P22 FLW Midway
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/p22-flw-midway


Midway has more improvised handwritten letterforms, taking from the 1913 blueprints for the Midway Gardens in Chicago. There an Ornaments font that includes details of the architectural forms from the building, which was unfortunately demolished in 1929.


P22 FLW Terracotta
https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/p22-flw-terracotta


Terracotta reflects Wright’s letter style from his earlier career in Chicago: first working with Sullivan, and then in his own Oak Park studio. The fonts include capitals, small capitals, alternate letterforms, and a variety of ornaments reflecting the more naturalistic forms of the Prairie Style.


If that’s not enough, P22 does have another architectural typeface available from their IHOF subsidiary:


IHOF Saarinen
https://www.p22.com/family-Saarinen


These typefaces based upon the work of Eero Saarinen are a good alternative to the typefaces listed above, if you’re looking for something slightly different. Please be aware however, that IHOF Saarinen is not currently available on the Adobe Fonts service, and that you’ll have to license it directly from P22.


There are other typefaces that resemble architectural lettering on Adobe Fonts, but hopefully the above list is a good starting point. The closest alternative that I can recommend will be handwriting typefaces primarily designed for comic and graphic artists. One example is Comicraft’s CC Meanwhile:


https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/cc-meanwhile


I hope that answers your question. If not, please let me know.


Best regards
Andrew


–30–

 

 

ANDREW KEITH STRAUSS / ACTP / CTT+ / ACI / ACE / ACP

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