Bar Menu display

Blete's picture

From seven years ago. It's a part of a Menu in a Bar in Alicante. Thanks

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donshottype's picture

Looks like felt marker lettering turned into a font. Not an old time design as far as I can determine -- not in Jasper's _Type Enclyopaedia (1970)_ . No results checking the usual digital sources. Interested in anyone else's thoughts.
Don

Blete's picture

Hi Don, it's like you say. I tried to find in web resources but nothing. I hope somebody else can help me.
Thanks anyway.
Pablo.

donshottype's picture

Hi Pablo. Is it possible that the bar is still operating under the same management? If so perhaps you could ask them what font they used for their menu.
The tone is like a fusion of Mistral or Choc with Blackletter -- a welcome relief from the flood of thick creamy food fonts. After at least seven years of obscurity, this font font deserves wider circulation.
I am surprised that none of our Typophiles -- most of whom who have played the font ID game for longer than me -- have no leads on this mystery marker.
BTW, do you have any more letters?
Don

Blete's picture

Hi Don, the problem is that the design was made by a company that was gone. I attach the complete menu. The brown words are Brush Handwriting Italic but the black words we don't know which type are.
Thanks again, waiting for a miracle to know this secret.
Pablo.

donshottype's picture

Hi Pablo, the menu gives an idea of how the font treats much of the alphabet, and even includes the ampersand and half the numbers.
If you do not see any suggestions from any of the other typophiles within the next few weeks, you might do best to consider this to be a "lost font."
If you really want to get the font you might have to invest in recreating something similar. If you don't make fonts yourself, an efficient approach would be to show the menu to someone with some ability to use a felt marker to replicate the lettering and add the missing letters. You could then have the alphabet scanned and edited by a "starving fontmaker" for a relatively small amount. The supply of fontmakers with sufficient skills far exceeds demand for their services.
Don

Blete's picture

Hi Don, thanks a lot anyway. I wait for the next few weeks, and if it's not solved then we have to choose another font.
Thanks,
Pablo

donshottype's picture

Hi Pablo, here are some chunky handwriting substitutes:
Stentor by Veronika Elsner, Günther Flake based on the design of Stentor Heinz Schumann
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/stentor/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/stentor/
Rosalia by Ingo Preuss based on Stentor
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/preusstype/rosalia/
Fox by Ralph M. Unger based on a design by W. Rebhuhn for Genzsch & Heyse
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/fox/
Blizzard based on Bison by Julius Kirn for Weber
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/blizzard/
Brody based on a design by Harold Brodersen
At Linotype, EF, URW etc.
Also Filmotype Hemlock, Horizon, Havana.
Dont neglect the comic book fonts, such as
Danger Girl
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/comicraft/danger-girl/
Zoinks
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/comicraft/zoinks/
Hookey
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/comicraft/hooky/
None are as chunky as your menu font but at least they give you some options.
Don

Blete's picture

Hi Don, I will check all the fonts you write and I'll select the most similar.
Thanks again,
Pablo.

donshottype's picture

You're welcome Pablo.
Don

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