Camel pack

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Ryuk's picture

Don't know this one. Some letters reminds me of Plantin Italic (mainly /N). Don will surely have something to say more interesting than me on this topic.
For the time being, here are some alternatives, far from matching unfortunately: Worchester EF, Aviano Flare, TC Kingsley RR, Hess Old Style RR, Goudy 38 RR, Chelsea RR

donshottype's picture

Hi Ryuk, you put me on the spot:)
Anyway the lettering of "TURKISH & AMERICAN BLEND" is in the style of the rounded serif approach style that was popular circa 1900. Not certain if they were in a font or just artwork. Something fairly close is captured in the italic of Jeff Levine's Lamp Post, a smoothed version of Post Old Style
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/lamp-post/
Don

George Thomas's picture

Has anyone ever wondered if the marketing genius behind Camel cigarettes considered naming them Dromedary cigarettes? Or change the picture and call them Bactrian cigarettes? Would they have sold as well?

Would YOU walk a mile for a Dromedary? Or a Bactrian? Maybe not...

docmartin2's picture

Honestly, it just looks like a slightly distorted commonplace... the designer might have chosen any one of a 100 others

milliondollarfingers's picture

Thanks guys!

donshottype's picture

You're welcome Leo. As a bonus, a blast from the past -- vintage lettering, vintage values:


Don

Mike F's picture

Hah! I'm a respiratory therapist by profession and, early in my career, I had several old folks tell me they started smoking on the advice of their doctor - to calm their nerves.

donshottype's picture

Hi Mike. Camel's doctor endorsement campaign was matched by other tobacco companies. This is almost as perverse as the advertising claiming radioactive salts were a feel good treatment for aches and pains. Or when you could stick your feet in an x-ray machine in a shoe store to check the fit. Or the nifty radium coated hands on watches so you could see them glow in the dark. Anyway, enough rant for today.
Don

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