U.S. Walls & Ceilings

silly's picture

Does anyone know what the name of this font is?us walls

silly's picture

THANKS YVES! Compacta was close enough that my customer approved the work. Had to redraw the "&" ampersand though. Not that rough of a job. Worked out well.

Thanks again

silly's picture

I hope so. I am still intrigued myself. I haven't given up looking for the original font. Its gotta be out there somewhere.

mike_f's picture

It is almost entirely consistent (including the ampersand) with Haettenschweiler, a font that Microsoft has bundled with some of its products.


Copyright reads, in part, "Data by Eraman Ltd., and Monotype Typography Inc.

Bald Condensed's picture

Is it possible that someone messed around with Compacta/British Inserat and turned it into a stencil-like font? The lc "a" and "g" are dead giveaways. The ampersand is tr

Stephen Coles's picture

I was thinking the same, Yves.

Bald Condensed's picture

Nah, I did a check with my Bitstream version of Compacta Bold, and it's quite a bit squarer and less open. Haven't got a license to British Inserat, so I can't try that one out.

Bald Condensed's picture

Glad to have been able to help you out, Jill. I'm still intrigued by the true identity of this typeface though. Maybe it's just a different cut of Compacta? Will we ever find out? ;)

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