What is the font used in the Paris Review logo? WTF suggests Stone Serif, but the shapes are very different. I've also tried fontspring.com, whatfontis.com, fonts.com matchers with no luck. logo

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    Well, the the is some variant of Garamond; but I don’t recognise the other one, either. Interesting personality it has (and yes, Stone Serif is way off). Nov 25 '15 at 21:01
  • Definitely not a Stone variant :)
    – Scott
    Nov 25 '15 at 21:30
  • @JanusBahsJacquet, I think all is in one font. It must be some sort of Garamond, just very unusual one. Nov 25 '15 at 22:11
  • Did you try other automated font id services besides WhatTheFont? If so, please mention as much in your question. Thanks!
    – Vincent
    Nov 25 '15 at 22:22
  • It looks a lot like the title font for The New Yorker. newyorker.com Not the same, but very similar. Might be a relative. Nov 26 '15 at 0:05

According to a 22 September 2010 interview with the designer of the current website, Jennifer Over, the Paris Review logotype is not something you'll be able to download:

We also really wanted to embrace certain design elements of the print magazine, like the hand-rendered logotype, some of the mid-century-modern typography and the frontispiece illustration by William Pène du Bois.

(Emphasis added.)

The same question was asked on WTF in 2010: it remains "unsolved".

  • I was afraid of that Nov 25 '15 at 23:18
  • @contemplator The Imperator font -- a freebie on DaFont -- isn't a million miles away. It might have some issues design-wise, but perhaps worth a look and you can make up your own mind whether it works for you.
    – Dɑvïd
    Nov 27 '15 at 0:00

Late reply as it's interesting. While custom, this looks a lot like Fournier, the Roman du Roi or some of the other fonts of the eighteenth century. The tell is the curled leg of the 'R', which is an eighteenth/late-seventeeth-century feature, and the narrow, almost monoline serifs, although the 'h' with its leg folding inwards is more sixteenth. Fournier has been digitised by Monotype, Typofonderie and Joshua Darden, so you have a bit of choice. Fleischmann's types are also in the same mood.


Estienne—or some slight variation of it.

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    Welcome to GD.SE! Can you please a screenshot for a fast proof?
    – Mensch
    Mar 10 '18 at 22:38
  • If you mean this one, you’re quite unfathomably wrong. It doesn’t have a single feature in common with the Paris Review font and looks about as different from it as it is possible for a font to look. Mar 11 '18 at 9:26

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