The Best Font Identifier on the Web…

by admin on October 16, 2007

Have you ever had a client who showed you some type and then asked you to match the font? Have you ever spent a considerable amount of time searching through font catalogues trying to get a match? And then banged your head on your desk after that fruitless search, weeping in frustration.

If that has never happened to you, you are either very lucky or you are not a designer/prepress operator. But fortunately, a superb interactive font identifier is available on the web. You can modify the font characters on-screen, and then click "search" and it will find the best match. Superb!

Those of you, like me, who were practising prepress B.T.W (before the web) , will easily recognize Linotype. They were one of the first major font foundries to begin production of Postscript typefaces waaay back in 1987, helping kickstart the desktop publishing revolution.


DeLarian October 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

what is the font for the title “dude where’s my car”

divya October 28, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I have the same question as delarian. What is the font for the movie title “dude, where’s my car?”

Nyann January 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

It’s called AdLib! It’s from Bitstream.

danielle April 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm

i have a tattoo thats not finished and im trying to find out what the font is called that it is done in so i can go somewhere else to get it done, long story short the first guy was rude. if i send a pic. can someone PLEASE help me?

Eddie Gabaldon May 18, 2010 at 3:07 pm

What´s the font of the Ford Lightning Logo?…

Alex Cuibari February 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

A great tool to identify fonts:
Thank you.

Dennis February 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

What is the font for Mary Kay cosmetics?

kaycee February 23, 2011 at 12:06 pm

no matter how hard i try i cant identify the font on

Mike April 9, 2011 at 5:57 am

I’m looking for the font the cincinnati reds have on their uniform to spell out cincinnati. I’m told it is called redlegs and was made by the mlb. I sure would like to get it.

Jeri May 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

What is the font on the website?

Leiti November 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I am trying to identify the font used on the store front sign of the Frozen Yogurt
cultivé p://
“Gotham rounded” is close, but the l doesn’t have the curve and maybe the e is a bit larger.
please let me know if you have an idea thanks a bunch

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