Old typeface used in soviet phonebooths?

kawwyke's picture

Hey all, I'm looking for this typeface that I found in a museum.
Does anyone know what it is called?

Thanks a lot!


donshottype's picture

Seems to be cast with something from the pre-digital era. For Roman letter fonts the master could have been prepared with a letter routing machine, particularly the Leroy Lettering Machine. There are some fonts for Roman letters based on routing machine letters [see http://typophile.com/node/114201]. Perhaps a search of Cyrillic fonts might disclose a version of the routed letters.
One font that could be used to produce an approximate rendition of the Soviet Era phone booth plaque is Andriy Konstantynov's Pancetta


donshottype's picture

Another possible substitute is Panos Vassiliou's PF-Din Condensed


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