Two square sans-serifs, french newspaper, art deco era

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kthomps5's picture

Your image is an illustration, not a photo, so I'm guessing that it's all hand-drawn.

That being said, Octin College Bold gets you Le Petit Dauphinois:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/octin-college/

Still working on the subhead....

kthomps5's picture

Scriber, by The Northern Block (with a little artificial widening) gets you close to Le Grand Quotidien des Alpes Françaises:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/northernblock/scriber/

kthomps5's picture

It was a real newspaper in Grenoble, and the illustration is relatively faithful to the actual type. Here are some images:


I'd have to look at old type specimens to get you the names of the original typefaces, but it may take some time.

Ryuk's picture

LE PETIT DAUPHINOIS: Masheen might work as well, main edit on /S and /P and /R bowls. More: Diamante (reworking finials), CWM (like this one), Power Station, Oscar Bravo,
LE GRAND QUOTIDIEN DES ALPES FRANCAISES: United Sans Wide could do the job

kthomps5's picture

Masheen is a good suggestion for the nameplate, Ryuk, and I like United Sans--though the tail on the Q is not a match....

Ryuk's picture

Thanks Kevin. Added some more to my previous post. I know, United /Q tail is definitely off.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Combats navals au large du Havre: William Addison Dwiggins’ Metro, no?

kthomps5's picture

Je pense que oui, Frode.

kthomps5's picture

Chamfer Gothic Woodtype, with some artificial widening, would also be good for the nameplate:
http://www.fonthaus.com/fonts/dennisortizlopez/chamfer_gothic/dl10104

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