Font ID (1920ies Font)

HADA's picture

Hi All

I would highly appreciate if someone could help me with the name of this font. Originally used in the 1920ies. Many thanks!!!

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Image source?
Don

HADA's picture

Hi Don

It is a picture excerpt from a poster. If it helps, the originals were advertisements (on clay tiles) for "Nitrato de Chile"

Thanks for your help
HADA

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I suspected tiles.
Nice flowing monotone design, almost like an upright version of Kaufmann. It would make a good font if we had more of the characters. The top heavy numbers suggest the upper case would have a similar Deco flair
I checked my old font books an drew a blank. Pre-WWII display ads were usually by hand creations rather than generated directly from fonts.
In the metal type era script fonts were rare because of damage issues. So If this was in fact a design from the era it was not a font, despite the letter-form consistency. This could be cleared up by a check of the Spanish foundry catalogs for the era. e.g. Bauer, which unfortunately I do not have.
Anyway, I suspect that the poster version of the tiles advertisment may be a redesign. I note the reference to 2013. There are a fair number of font makers now making digital scripts. I don't recall seeing this one. Does anyone else recognize it?
Don

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Dear Don

With your help I have at least some leads to research. Many thanks for your comments which I greatly appreciate! ...and maybe even someone knows the digital scripts....

Should I be lucky in my further search, I will of course post the results here.

Best regards HADA

donshottype's picture

Thanks for the find!
Don

HADA's picture

Great !!!!! Ryuk & Don, many many thanks to both of you!

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