I’m looking for a font, but I only sort of know what I want. It should fit these criteria:
(It’s for a painted sign - I’m going to print it out with the letters about 3 inches tall and I need to be able to cut these out, draw around them and then paint in the outline)
-Neat and stylish (not cute, cartoony, bubbly)
-Not overly ornate or swirly.
-But also not too plain…
I realise these criteria are somewhat in tension with one another - which might be why I haven’t found anything that ‘clicks’.
I like the little pointy serifs on Copperplate Gothic fonts, but those are all a bit slender for my purposes. I want something that looks sort of classic/old fashioned, without being either too ornate or delicate, or being OTT-Victorian-stagecoach.