(x) thin sans constructivist "Technique" - Penny Farthing {Mark S}

jonathanlawley's picture

What is this? What types would give me a similar result?

Thank you

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pattyfab's picture

You could achieve siilar results using almost any thin sans serif. There is no font that does what your sample does - it's obviously done by hand.

Mark Simonson's picture

Believe it or not, this really is a font, a very obscure Letraset font from 1974 called Penny Farthing. This may be the first time I've seen it used outside a Letraset catalog. It was dropped after a few years and I don't know of any digital version. Here is a scan from the brochure in which it was introduced:

Dav's picture

Awesome ID, Dude.. I mean Mark.. :)
( I am still deciding if I think this is one of the best typography related things Ive ever seen, yet, or one of the worst.. :) 'Avant Garde's little sister.. Grooovy, Baby.. :)

Dav

Mark Simonson's picture

I thought it was pretty dumb when I first saw it way back when. A solution looking for a problem. I still think so. Avant Garde it ain't.

marcox's picture

Everything old is new again -- check out the cover lines of this new men's fashion magazine. Not the same font, but it uses the same stacked letter approach.

pattyfab's picture

Wow, Mark. I'm impressed. I eat my words (with ketchup)

Lex Kominek's picture

Seoul Stacking is an alternative for only five bucks.

- Lex

dave bailey's picture

It's pretty amazing how much of an Eastern feel the type gets just stacking some of the letters as in 'Seoul Stacking'

hrant's picture

I don't know what to be afraid of more, Mark or that font.

> Seoul Stacking

Now that's a goddam cool idea - pardon my Korean. And if it were anybody else but me you might be shocked to hear this, but: this might actually be an avenue of increasing readability.

hhp

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