I'm curious what font is used for the word "TYPE" in the poster below. Any Ideas?

I already tried such services as WhatTheFont and What Font is, but I still couldn't identify the exact font.

Any free alternative would also suffice. I also like this font, but it's not cheep. :(

I'm going for a "Western Style" Slab Serif font. Any help would be appreciated!



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Here's a good way to browse free fonts by theme (in this case, fonts tagged 'old western'):


5 pages of 'em!


How does this compare to what you want? The font is Sancreek, and I believe it's pretty close to what you want.


This one's similar, but still, not so similar. ;)


Both are available for free via Google Web Fonts: http://www.google.com/webfonts#ReviewPlace:refine/Collection:Sancreek|Ewert

EDIT: And as for some free Slab serif fonts, You can go look at Font Squirrel and Google Web Fonts

  • Thanks for the suggestions, however I'm thinking that's comming on a bit strong. Especially the last one. ;) Apr 25, 2012 at 6:09

The example you posted is custom lettering (rather than a font) created by Ty Wilkins. He originally created this for the site Friends of Type.


  • Funnily, the creator answered that question more than a year later to a question by the asker of this question. Not that this invalidates this answer.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Mar 5, 2015 at 7:53

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