Looks like Old English but with more unique features

RemTheMulatto's picture

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Fette Gotisch (variant)
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bojev's picture

From checking a pdf it is art not a font - any Old English could serve as a base then add engraving.

donshottype's picture

This is a proprietary variation of Fette Gotisch designed by Friedrich Wilhelm Bauer between 1860 and 1875. Versions of Fette Gotisch with highlighting similar to the Detroit Free Press, to suggest raised letters, were adopted by many newspapers for their logo.
Fette Gotisch, with minor variations, is available from Linotype, URW+++, Elsner + Flake, and Scangraphic, and Mecanorma.
The Detroit Free Press logo was created many years ago. I doubt that it was ever expanded to serve as a font.
In the late 19th century foundries sold highlighted blackletter type that was somewhat similar to this logo, but I have not seen an exact match.
Don

donshottype's picture

Came across a font which is a version of Fette Gotisch with highlighting similar to the Detroit Free Press, to suggest raised letters.


It is inspired by the nameplate of a New England newspaper from the 1920s. It is sold as Journalitic by e-phemera.
Don

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