firstdayofspring321 said: Hi there -- The rough inspiration for our wedding theme is The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (specifically chapter 11). I'd love to use the same typeface for our invites (and save-the-dates, and everything else) as was used in the books I had growing up, but have no idea where to find it. Paperback, published 1950, illustrations by Pauline Baynes. This has been a long shot and may not work out, but I thought I'd ask. Thanks for any help you can give.
Hi there, while I don’t know the exact typeface off the top of my noggin (and have totally lost track of my childhood copy of the book!) you can always try using ‘What the Font!’.
All you need to do is take a clear picture of the specific text and upload it to the website, where it will do its best to detect the name of the typeface! Good luck and congratulations on your big day :)
Hi @firstdayofspring321! If you’re talking about this Collier Books edition (the one I grew up with!), then the body type is set in something very close to Eric Gill’s Perpetua. (It doesn’t seem to be an exact match, but it’s so close it might even be just a difference between metal and digital iterations of the font.) For those editions, the cover font is Herb Lubalin’s ITC Serif Gothic, and it uses ITC Kabel for some of the interior display titles.
If you’re talking about an earlier edition, with the original Pauline Baynes cover art, then that titling looks like it’s set in Perpetua so it might be a good bet that the body type is too.
I hope this helps!