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Conan Fonts

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:44 pm
by Guest
Does anyone have the very cool title font used in the Conan book?

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:27 pm
by Ravager_of_Worlds
Which title font? the front cover is an artist rendering, but the interior large red pointy font? I have no clue but would love to find out. it could be a mongoose homecooked font as well. pick up any number of font creating software programs and you too can one like it.

to my knowledge, there doesn't seem to be a commercially available "conan font"

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:37 pm
by Badelaire
The font in question is also more or less the same font used on the front cover of "The Coming of Conan Vo. 1", as well as, I believe, both the old Conan comic re-releases and the new comic as well.

Also, I believe that in the title design for at least the first movie, the "the Barbarian" was done in a similar style (I can't remember for certain).

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:28 pm
by Guest
According to the PDF snippets of the book, the font is called "Hyborian"... well, maybe I'll really draw it with a font creator proggie :wink:

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:14 pm
by Eruantalon
Man, tried searching for that font and no dice. Someone needs to give up and ask someone where the got that rascal from.

Since multiple courses use this type, one could reasonably assume (I know) that it's commercially available.

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:19 pm
by Guest
go to www.abstractfonts.com a close font is called Desparado (sp?). Its in the Celtic Font section. You have to stretch the font 180%. Then it look like the Hyborian font.

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:25 am
by PlayWithBob
This one is not free but looks close.

http://www.fonts.com/fontlist/405801-as ... wford.html

Thrack

Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:55 pm
by Orkin
On http://www.a1fonts.com they have a font called Frazzed.

Looks like Frank Frazetta's signature! :lol:

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:34 am
by sword'n'buckler
I use Papyrus for titles. Like the feel. Not quite right but better than most!

Conan Font

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:38 am
by Kekataag
Saw this thread after pulling my hair out looking for the font in question.
Justr thought to add my two-cents

*bump*

I am modifying the desperado font to look a little more like the typeset found in the Conan RPG books.

Though I'm no artiste, I'll update again when I have something that is workable.

Just as a point of interest, is Hyborian Font Mongoose uses available for purchase? (Hint Hint)

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:32 am
by The King
Here is a cool font at http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/frame.html (Erican Ornate Caps. at the bottom of the page).
It's not my website, but it's free and it's preaty pleasant.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:19 pm
by Jason Durall
The King wrote:Here is a cool font at http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/frame.html (Erican Ornate Caps. at the bottom of the page).
It's not my website, but it's free and it's preaty pleasant.
None of the fonts are downloadable.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:29 pm
by The King
Jason Durall wrote:
The King wrote:Here is a cool font at http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/frame.html (Erican Ornate Caps. at the bottom of the page).
It's not my website, but it's free and it's preaty pleasant.
None of the fonts are downloadable.
Click on the treasure chest of the left column (subtitled "servez-vous"), then go at the bottom of the page and you can download the fonts (zip files).
If you browse this page, you can find some maps approximately in the middle (scrolling) with the title : "Les cartes".
This site is rather old and the guy developped his own rules based on Ars Magica.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 4:21 pm
by MightyCthulhu
The King wrote:
Jason Durall wrote:
The King wrote:Here is a cool font at http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/frame.html (Erican Ornate Caps. at the bottom of the page).
It's not my website, but it's free and it's preaty pleasant.
None of the fonts are downloadable.
Click on the treasure chest of the left column (subtitled "servez-vous"), then go at the bottom of the page and you can download the fonts (zip files).
If you browse this page, you can find some maps approximately in the middle (scrolling) with the title : "Les cartes".
This site is rather old and the guy developped his own rules based on Ars Magica.
OK I went to http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/ since the one you referenced does not seem to exist.

I selected the "Servez-vous!" and scrolled down to the bottom of the page where the font are listed. All of the links are broken.

Please Help! The screen caps of the fonts look great on the web page!

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:37 pm
by The King
MightyCthulhu wrote:OK I went to http://www.fulgan.com/players/hyboria/ since the one you referenced does not seem to exist.

I selected the "Servez-vous!" and scrolled down to the bottom of the page where the font are listed. All of the links are broken.

Please Help! The screen caps of the fonts look great on the web page!
Sorry! I didn't check the links. I downloaded the fonts long ago and didn't know the site was "dead". :?
However, I could recover both Erican Ornate Caps. and Lucida Black Letter (no Bucanner) from my old PC (pentium 133 - :lol: ). Now you'll have following possibilities:
1) You can wait until I find a site where to put them online
2) You give me your e-mail
3) You give me a mean to join/attach a file on this forum

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:44 pm
by Jason Durall
The King wrote: 2) You give me your e-mail
See private messages!

Re: Conan Fonts

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:50 pm
by The King
As a good necromancer I dig up the topic. :twisted:
I found the official Hyborian font used by Mongoose (owner is Conan Properties). I have no idea if this site is legal and/or has the authorisation, though: https://www.download-free-fonts.com/det ... 9/hyborian