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Just encountered this sign — a spanish bakery - and if the font reminds me the Zipper, there are some details that don't match. Anyone got some idea?
Stretto is also similar.
Thanks Monica, Stretto is very near true, like the Zipper.
I first thought it was a bad made vinyl cut of one of these but the R, who is clearly different, seems designed.
There were many typefaces designed in this style in late Sixties/early Seventies, such as Strada (http://opera78.livejournal.com/254275.html), Beat Star (http://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/32135/beat-star), and Sintex (http://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/31801/sintex).
But even the precursor of them all, 1889’s Gothic Bold (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hithro/7753073390/in/set-72157631002519134) sports a curved leg on |R|.
My guess is that the sample is from a knock-off font specifically designed for sign-cutting machines.
(or maybe done with FontStruct, like Cowboy Hippie: http://www.cheapprofonts.com/Cowboy_Hippie_Pro.php ;)
Of note, the sample shows two different widths, unlike any of the above.
That's some very helping resources.
Will dig for it. There's a topic about Valencia street signage that i would love to develop.
Will take time to upload some pics here.
FWIW, I will be releasing a revival of Hamilton's 1889 Gothic Bold in the next few weeks.
oldnick - when/where will I be able to purchase it??