LIFE Magazine nameplate

xebede's picture

This is probably type 101 knowledge, but anyone know the "LIFE" magazine masthead font?
Here's a link to an old cover
http://image.pathfinder.com/Life/covers/1960/cv102460.jpg

Stephen Coles's picture

Could easily be custom, but 20th Century is close, despite the E's longer bottom stroke.

pattyfab's picture

On just the word LIFE, the closest match is Pakenham Bold Cond
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/typodermic/pakenham-boss/cnd-bold/testdrive...

but that's not going to give you the whole alphabet you want I bet.

Railroad Gothic isn't bad either
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/railroad-gothic/railroadgothic/

Interstate gives you the shorter cross bar (not sure that's the term) on the E and F

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