jonathanlawley's picture

Any ideas?

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Diederik Corvers's picture

Looks hand drawn to me; the width, the squareness of the serifs, the whole constructed feel...

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jonathanlawley's picture

I have seen other words in it on his books

pattyfab's picture

Bodoni Open, slightly stretched?

Edit: it's not an exact match (the A and the M are different), and the more I look at the sample the more I agree it may have been a hand-job - the peak of the A extends up way too far. Unless you absolutely need to match this sample I think you'd do better to use an existing font like Bodoni Open.

david h's picture

not the same, but see Smaragd (Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, Linotype)

Stephen Coles's picture

Chevalier Open is wider but similar.

Nick Cooke's picture

I digitized that a few years ago for some design group or other, I can't remember who.

As the original artwork had been lost long ago, I was given a clothing tag which was so degraded, it looked like a 20th generation photocopy. I had to interpret this into something sharp. From this I made an upper case typeface with the logo built-in as 2 keystrokes.

I know the peak of the A extends up way too far, I couldn't see the logic of it myself, but the client knows best. So it wasn't a 'hand job' after all.

BTW - Hi Diederik, how you doin'

Nick Cooke

dezcom's picture

‘hand job’ ?

Nah, I am not going there :-)


Bald Condensed's picture

Here I am, biting my lip for 29 hours or so, and then Chris says it! :^D

How rude!

Lex Kominek's picture

Let's just hope future 'hand jobs' aren't identified as such.

- Lex

dezcom's picture

"How rude!"

Wha-a-a-at? :-)


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