1890s Newspaper logo

Dan Gayle's picture

I'm trying to id the typeface used in the Spokesman-Review newspaper in 1893. It's still (roughly) the same logo we use today, but I think it may actually have been a real type and not a one-off drawing like many others. Thoughts?

donshottype's picture

A very popular font called Devinne. Recently discussed in detail at http://typophile.com/node/104424.
Don

Vladimir Tamari's picture

The four E's are the only repeated letters. Allowing for small errors in inking and uneven paper, etc, they all look very similar and it could have been a type. However if you look at the first two E's their verticals meet the lower horizontals differently at the inner corner - at a curve in the first one but a sharp 90 degrees in the second...hmm.

donshottype's picture

As I said in the previous thread DeVinne was produced in many versions by various foundries. Here is one recently digitized by Jeff Levine:


as Publication.
The logo is essentially the same design, with a tweek here and there.
Don

Dan Gayle's picture

BAM! Awesome work guys. Thanks so much.

donshottype's picture

You're welcome.
Don

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