Need help for the various typefaces on this German postage stamp from 1960 but using 1930 look.

Amscot56's picture

Futura Book is close to the face below picture.

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donshottype's picture

Perhaps different weights of Drescher Grotesk
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Life was frugal for designers (and everyone else) in the GDR. Typeface licenses were very expensive and with little money available to pay for them, type designers were instead ordered to design their own version by state publication authorities. Drescher Grotesk, originally designed by Arno Drescher around 1932 and redrawn by Karl-Heinz Lange as Super Grotesk at VEB Typoart (the state-owned type foundry), was the East German response to Futura.
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Source:
http://wwnorton.tumblr.com/post/37262931239/fonts-and-the-valley-of-unkn...
Digital revival:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/drescher-grotesk-bt/
Don

Amscot56's picture

Thanks you nailed it! Also thanks for the history note. Very helpful.

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