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!

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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


http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/konstantynov/pancetta-pro/
Don

donshottype's picture

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


http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/parachute/pf-din-text-cond-pro/
Don

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