Various Nuttelex margarine signage from Australia

Stephen Lording's picture

Hi there,

Wondering if anyone can identify any of the four fonts on display here, please? They're all from the Nuttelex factory in Melbourne, Australia. Nuttelex was first manufactured in 1932, but I don't know when the signage went up.

Incidently, I posted the bottom one a while ago, but no one was able to name it. Thought as I was posting some new ones, I may as well try it again...

Cheers,
/stephen

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privateortheris's picture

I think you can get Lubalin Graph and Gill out of the way.

Having a think about the other two.

Stephen Lording's picture

Aah, of course. I should have got the Gill. Thanks for the Lubalin Graph. Not familiar with it until now.

Cheers,
/stephen

bowfinpw's picture

I did quite a search for the NUTTELEX typeface, and I couldn't find anything that had that stepped X. The bracketed vertical serifs on the E and T suggest a Clarendon, and my suggestion would be to use a medium weight Clarendon, with a modified E (remove the middle serif) and X (to step the legs).

For the script 'Solidified', this looks like a hand-drawn sign painter script that was made into an illuminated sign. A similar example is 'Blaze' from Art & Sign (signfonts.com) shown with other sign scripts here. The style of 'f' is common in sign painting scripts for some reason, and that's what made me look at these.

- Mike Yanega

Stephen Lording's picture

Thanks a lot for your efforts, Mike. Yes, it's quite a unique X. The only one I could find that was close was Clarendon Bold Expanded, so yes, I think that's a good place to start.

Thanks also for the links.

Cheers,
/stephen

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