Marin Luther King Jr. 1968 "I AM A MAN" poster from his Memphis march.

byoung42's picture

Marin Luther King Jr. 1968 "I AM A MAN" poster from his Memphis march.

Could you help me identify the font used?

I appreicate your help.

Font: 
(CLOSE - ACTUAL NOT AVAILABLE) Gothic Narrow
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bojev's picture

Since the Two As on the bottom line are different widths I think it was hand done - although it appears to have printer info at bottom - maybe silkscreen.

byoung42's picture

Does this help at all? It kind of looks the same to me (but I don't really have an eye for fonts).

donshottype's picture

Agree Bob that it's lettering. There are quite a few condensed Gothics [sans serifs] but none are really close, having crossbars on the A that are lower than the lettering.
For example Gothic Narrow by Wooden Type Fonts
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/woodentypefonts/gothic-narrow/
Don

byoung42's picture

That is a very close font. That should work fine. Thank you very much!

bojev's picture

Good call Don on close - but the M and N have very interesting swells to them - In Memphis I was thinking poster wood type first but the the angles just seem different and heavy to the bottom. Interesting typeface for sure.

donshottype's picture

Of course the problem with saying any font resembles the lettering is that we have no idea how the artist would have dealt with earmark letters like R and Q.
don

Ryuk's picture

You may be like to play with the different styles of Champion Gothic.

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