(x) Master - Alpha Headline {Yves, Peter}

domingo's picture

architecture magazine

i am trying to find out what typeface the word "master" is. i saw this from one of the recent issues of the architecture magazine.

thanks in advance...

p.s. i tried newstoday, usenet and other all my co-workers and still have no answers. i hope this forum can help me!


cheshiredave's picture

It looks familiar -- kind of T-26ish, but I didn't see it among MyFonts' T26 collection (I'm beginning to refuse to actually visit the T26 site). I'm sure someone else here must know it -- it looks like Bank Gothic's hipster cousin.

Isaac's picture

t-26 was my first thought as well. i made some sort of attempt to slog
through (they say they have no sans faces), but got nothing. this might
be the display face used in espn the magazine.

Isaac's picture

nevermind, it's not.

Bald Condensed's picture

I did a quick check on PsyOps, but couldn't find it neither.

Bald Condensed's picture

Found it at LineTo, but it's "currently NOT available".

alpha headline (1 weight)
designed by cornel windlin, 1993-1997

"alpha headline" is derived from the standard british car registration plates. the first version dates back to 1991. it was subsequently used on a number of design projects and presented at the FUSE '94 conference in london. "alpha" served as a headline typeface for phil bicker's redesign of "creative camera". at present it exists in a capitals only version, with two alternative sets of characters within the same font.

peterbruhn's picture

what!! yves you sneaky person- you posted while I was writing :-D

Bald Condensed's picture

How?! Peter you sneaky person- you were writing when I posted! =D

Stewf, I'd like shared credits with Peter on this one! ;)

cph's picture

The sample is small, but it looks like the flared A used here is from the upper set of characters, and the large one on the specimen is from the lower set. (Note the R with flare on top and without on bottom.)

peterbruhn's picture

No!no! Yves - it's all yours!
But I will train, and come back faster... and more precise ;)

Bald Condensed's picture

Isn't it possible the different "A" is somewhere in the "two alternative sets of characters within the same font"? The full character set is displayed too small to clearly distinguish the individual shapes on my screen.

Bald Condensed's picture

I WANT MY CREDIT! Stephen, you mischievous... Grrr...

Bald Condensed's picture

I take that back, Stewf, your last post was just in time...

domingo's picture

so is that mean it is a proprietary typeface?

thanks for the effort guys. really appreciate it.

domingo's picture

nevermind, now i understand, alpha headline it is.

thanks a lot guys!



domingo's picture

what do you guys think of the font?

some how i just like it a lot. can't stop checking until you guys help me id it.

Stephen Coles's picture

The 'A' is different. Maybe modified. Maybe the same as
the lettering Alpha Headline is derived from: British
license plates.

Stephen Coles's picture

I can't give anyone credit until that 'A' is pinpointed!
Mwahahah!

Stephen Coles's picture

Ahh, I think you're right Colin. Case closed. I'm sorry
the font's not for sale right now, Wilson. Maybe there
were IP issues with the British Auto Registration dept.

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