Former Warsaw vodka factory logo - gothic font

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juvenes's picture

Hi,

i am in a great need to identify the font. All the automatic serches give rather classic gothic results, which never mach the unusual capital K i n the logotype...

kthomps5's picture

The strokes are the kind made with a classic wide-nib pen--I suspect this is a hand-drawn logo from the late 19th/early 20th century.

Steelplate Textura by Typographer Typographer Mediengestaltun has a similar feel (save for the K):
http://www.1001fonts.com/steelplate-textura-font.html

juvenes's picture

Thanks a lot for the tips,
i was also afraid that it could be a custom designed logo,
and you're right about the dates, the factory was built late 19th cent.
cheers,

donshottype's picture

Steelplate Textura is a clone of the digital Fette Gotisch http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/fette-gotisch/ and http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/fette-gothic/ The original font was designed by Friedrich Wilhelm Bauer in 1875
The extra serif like strokes of the lower case letters of Koneser are found on some variants of Old English. Here are several with lower case letters generally similar to Koneser:
Mariage a design by Morris Fuller Benton in 1901 for ATF http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/mariage/ and http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/mariage/
Also as Linotext http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/linotext/ Wedding Text http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/wedding-text/ and Wedding http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hihretrofonts/wedding/
Temporal based on Newspaper nameplates from the 1920s http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ephemera/temporal/
Don

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