Font ID | Vintage Industrial

zerimar3's picture

I'm looking for help in identifying the font used in the logo for Lincoln Supply Co. It has a vintage industrial feel, yet I'm almost certain it was a tad modified to give it a worn look. Feedback and help is highly appreciated, thank you.

Ryuk's picture

Looks like it has been based on HI United (Sans Regular Black) to me.

zerimar3's picture

That looks very close. I just emailed House to see if they can confirm. Hopefully it is the one. Thanks Ryuk!

Ryuk's picture

I don't think HI will. The only person that would answer is the author Jeremy Paul Beasley himself. But I doubt he'll answer as type choice is a main part of his design process...
I guess I could find more similars if you still need more options.

zerimar3's picture

This is what I heard back from HI "It looks like it could have been United Sans Reg Black once upon a time, before someone gave it that worn rounded look."

My guess is that it is United. I'm going to see if I can find other similar type faces to compare to United. I like that the typeface used by Beasley is not tall, but a tad short and compact.

Ryuk's picture

This one has too much similarities with United, it can't be something else. United has 5 width variations from Condensed to Extended. I guess you could find the right one for your project. I'll try today to help the cause posting some alternatives to United but remember they're not it. 2 at the moment: Liberator and Haymaker

zerimar3's picture

Ryuk, thank you for the information and your help. I think I will stick with United. I have Haymaker but don't care for the spurs (I think that's what they're called). I don't want to modify it either, but Liberator looks nice and I may consider it for future use.

Side note: Do you know of a type face close to the one featured here: http://jenbpeters.com/Billabong
Is it custom/hand drawn or a commercial font? I'm interested in that for a side project, just unsure of the name. I may email a request to the designer, but thought I'd ask here first.

Thank you for your time!

Ryuk's picture

Even if letters look quite identikal, I'd really doubt it could be something else than a handwritten font. I'd try to find for you some alternatives, may be tomorrow. Have a look here, there might be some interesting.

zerimar3's picture

Ryuk, I saw the list you posted. I like Meat from YWFT. Thanks for the help! A long while back I was looking for one that Oakley was using on some campaigns and I think it was a custom handwritten font, possibly.

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