"Faith & Grace"
Initial Sketch (VERY ROUGH):
Faith and Grace wrapped around a blade. This is more of a question than a story. Just an image that wound up in my head that I wanted to explore.
Power in this case I'll draw from strong or slabbed serifs on the type.
Also, I'd like something with large letters and condensed.
Here's a few fonts I might draw inspiration from:
-Number Five http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/laura-worthington/number-five/
-Paris Serif http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/la-goupil/paris-serif/
Same types of patterns and ornamentation as gilded age. Maybe similar to what you'd find on the back of playing cards? I have some examples of this on pintrest: http://pinterest.com/ryanlabouve/faith-grace/
The weathering I'm after is like what Jon Contino has on his webpage (particularly the header): http://joncontino.com