it's a signboard for a kindergarden

Duintje's picture

This nameboard is produced around 1965-1970 in the Netherlands. I want to know what the font is, so I can reproduce the board


fvilanakis's picture

As you can see from the differences between repeating letters, this is probably handmade.
I don't know if it's based on some old font of the era and if this font is actually digitized, so I suppose your best chance is to find something similar in style & contrast.

If nobody else finds something closer, take a look on the following similars:
Cotoris (Bold) by Ryoichi Tsunekawa [Flat-it type, 2006]
Holt Sans by Kent Swecker [A New Machine, 2012]

donshottype's picture

The sign maker would have been familiar with Dutch lettering artists. Some of their work has been fonted. For a comprehensive review of Dutch fonts see Luc Devroye's page on Dutch type design I know I have seen something like that _R_ in a Dutch font, but I can't recall the name.

donshottype's picture

Another similar: Upper East Side If you can edit fonts you could make this one into a pretty passable imitation by thickening parts of the hairlines.

Mike F's picture

Upper East Side being, of course, Rakowski's version of Morris Fuller Benton's Parisian.

donshottype's picture

Thanks Mike. I should have included a reference to Morris Fuller Benton's original.

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