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I'm really attracted to that kind of vintage look. Does anyone know any similar type fonts that I can play around with? Is there a good practice to go about understanding what fonts I see in general? A firefox plugin? A free program?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.


Use WhatTheFont to narrow your search.

When that doesn't work (which it doesn't in this case for me), you can post your screen grab here or just go to the WhatTheFont forum. I'll place an image of the font in your question and you can use that to further you're query.

Applying an opacity mask in Photoshop or Illustrator will give you that "vintage look" with total control. No need to look for a font with it baked in.

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    Another good service for this kind of thing is identifont.com – Anonymous Jan 23 '13 at 11:29

One of the Grand St. founders here -- The Grand St. font actually doesn't exist. It was done from scratch by a designer who did our logo typography as well as the logo itself. The font combines a lot of the style that we as a company wanted our brand to embody.

So glad you like it!

  • Did the designer use some specific existing fonts as base or inspiration? – svick Jan 23 '13 at 14:19
  • @svick I'd say American Gothic, according to the answer below! – Yisela Jan 23 '13 at 19:48

After searching for a while using both WhatTheFont and Identifont, I found some fonts that come close:


"GRAND ST." in Aspirin

American Gothic

"GRAND ST." in American Gothic


"GRAND ST." in Barcode

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