I need to identify this font sans sherif - Art deco, can you help me ?

Louis XIV's picture


kthomps5's picture

Sonrisa Medium is close (though the thin strokes on the Rs are a bit too thick, not in the same position, and aren't curved):

General feel, though not a close match:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/peignot/ (demi)

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Saya Semi Sans Medium or Bold is fairly close http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontyou/saya-semisans-fy/ Also Minerva Modern http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/t26/minerva/ and GHEA Narek -- particularly if the width is compressed to 66%

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/armtype/ghea-narek/ Have not been able to find a perfect match with a French thick and thin sans with this Art Deco R from circa 1930.

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Washington http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typeassociates/washington/ has a closer R to ARRIVÉE than any of the suggestions so far, and has about the same height to width ratio as ARRIVÉE , but it is not a thick and thin font.
If the objective is to replicate the letters Washington might be the best candidate for editing by thickening some of the strokes. Mighty Tuxedo -- particularly the Short Caps http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/astigmatic/mighty-tuxedo-aoe/ is similar to Washington as a candidate for editing, but you would have to start with its thicker stokes and thin them as required. If the objective is to do a full uppercase alphabet suitable for compressed signage like ARRIVÉE I would start with Mighty Tuxedo.

donshottype's picture

A different approach would be to start with Roxy Medium

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/roxy/ which looks quite similar to ARRIVÉE and edit the R to match.

Louis XIV's picture

Thank you very much !

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