Stockville Light Express - 70s psychedelic - FONT ID

Danny_Miller's picture

Looking for an ID on the font used for this 70's psychedlic poster.

Many thanks in advance,
Danny

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donshottype's picture

The poster applies some pretty extreme distortion, but the base font is undoubtedly French Clarendon, created by William H. Page in 1865. Note the heavy bracketed serifs, which are about 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the letter. Various digital interpretations available, including MPI French Clarendon
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mpressinteractive/mpi-french-clarendon/
and Clarendon Heavy
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/woodentypefonts/clarendon/
The poster applies some pretty extreme distortion, but the base font is undoubtedly
Don

Ryuk's picture

Some I like for this job: Manicotti, Bolster, Earmark, Maricia

donshottype's picture

I agree Ryuk that Manicotti is probably the most suitable of the lot. It has a relatively open design that would facilitate a radial version. Would be interesting to see how it would look after the transformation.
Since the poster is hand lettered there would have to be some major adjustments in addition to the radial transformation. Note for example the very extended bottom serif on the lhs of R.
Don

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