1960 License plate

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jprates's picture

Hi!
Looking for the closest font to this machine painted license plate.
Forget about the different '1' s

Thanks
Jp

donshottype's picture

Nothing fits for all letters and numbers.
The most unusual feature is the 2 so here are a couple with somewhat similar features:
Prohibition http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hold-fast-foundry/prohibition/
Industry http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hold-fast-foundry/industry/
Industry Inc http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hold-fast-foundry/industry-inc/
Don

donshottype's picture

For the O and R, something like Lobby Card http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/lobby-card/
Don

Ryuk's picture

Couldn't find a font that matches perfectly all earmarks at the same time (digits, /M centre vertex pointy and above baseline, blunt corners /O and /R, counters with blunt corners and /R vertical leg). Don's suggestion of Industry might the easiest to customize. I'd like to add Gaz, possibly the closest without matching perfectly. More: Rodchenko Constructed (wrong counters), Jeff Levine's Deerfield, Lobby Card, LHF Union Thug and Boot Camp (not so bad), Liquorstore

donshottype's picture

I like the term "stovepipe sign lettering style" used by Typodermic to describe Gaz and and Letterhead to describe Union Thug. Good category for grouping similar fonts.



Lettertype also uses the term gas-pipe lettering. Same idea, but one term is enough.
Don

donshottype's picture

Yes, SquareSlab Med is a good match for the 2 and 5. I believe this is a version of City designed by Georg Trump in 1930 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/berthold/city-bq/
Aka Square Slabserif 711 http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/square-slabserif-711/
Don

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