Is there a way to identify a font used in a magazine?

Elizabeth Shivel January 28, 2012

How can I identify a font used in a magazine so that I can download it for my own use? Specifically, “Country French” magazine uses a font that looks like it overshadows parts of photos and text, and looks like pen and ink handwriting from long ago. I’ve searched font sites and no luck so far.

  1. David Carson
    July 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

    You may want to try FontGenius (Mac & Windows):

  2. Mike
    January 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I want to add WhatFontis to the list. You can either upload a picture with the font or paste an URL of an image.

  3. Anonymous
    January 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    perhaps the font they use is for the magazine only and it's not commercial, in this case even you contact them possibly they will not tell you, or you can ask closer font.

    you can turn to pdf then in Acrobat Professional
    1) Open the PDF, and choose Advanced > Print Production > Output Preview
    2) Select "Object Inspector" for the Preview
    3) Click on the text, and the font that is used should be displayed in the Output Preview panel

    If the font isn't displayed, then the type has been converted to outlines or is a raster image.

    or open pdf in Nitro PDF reader (free), then properties, fonts-tab

    Extract font from pdf
    With This page you are not only able convert one font format to another font format. You are now also able to extract font from PDF files into any font format you like. Just upload you PDF-file and pick the format you want the font file in

    if you have iphone
    WhatTheFont for iPhone

    perhaps you can search here with magazine title?

    • Jay.0
      January 29, 2012 at 4:12 am

      Is it a hard copy or pdf ?

  4. Jay.0
    January 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

    1) Scan a page of the magazine with that font.
    2) and upload the image here:
    Hopefully you will get the similar or exact font.


    You can directly contact the magazine.