Paula Fox "The Coldest Winter" book cover square sans

pattyfab's picture

Not Agency, not Refrigerator, not Nomad (yes, I searched myfonts for square sans)

Any ideas?

marcox's picture

Hmmm, not Bourgeois from Jonathan Barnbrook/Virus Fonts, either.

pattyfab's picture

I think Refrigerator is closer than the others you cited (and by a typophile) but it lacks the funky W and R of the sample.

pattyfab's picture

Both nice (and have great names) but I'm really looking for an ID not a suggestion for an alternative.

Stephen Coles's picture

We just got spanked!

pattyfab's picture

No! Of course I appreciate the suggestions. I don't have a specific use for this font but was really struck by it and hoped to find out its name in case I want to purchase it later. Hoped it was from some boutique foundry one of y'all know about that I don't.

Chris Keegan's picture

I think it might be a combo of Nicotine and Nicotine Jazz, but it's hard to tell from those small samples. Also reminds me of www.cape-arcona.com stuff. (Nope, close but no cigar :) It definitely looks "chank-ish" though.

pattyfab's picture

Cape Arcona has some nice fonts and well priced, thanks for the tip.

I don't think the R matches either Nicotine. It's definitely a font because it's used pretty extensively on the jacket, not just for the title. The designer is a friend of a friend so I may try to find out that way.

Chris Keegan's picture

You are correct. Not sure if it may be a different chank font, he's got some others that are similar (I think)...

pattyfab's picture

Could be, but the way that site is designed I'll never find out.

pattyfab's picture

Nobody else?

bowfinpw's picture

Patty, I checked the stuff I have collected in my Sans Guide and also scoured the two Indie Fonts books. The ones that have been mentioned were about the closest I saw too. The only other idea I had was 'Cachet', which has the R and W, but not quite the right S, and the C isn't closed enough.

- Mike Yanega

Grot Esqué's picture

We suck.

fmiles's picture

Not many sans serif fonts have the same WWII and industrial feel than this one.

You get to take a look inside the book on Amazon.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

It reminds me of the lettering of fighter planes and bombers during WW2 and Korea. I can't find the URL for the site that sells those fonts, sorry... (hundreds of bookmarks and unorganized).

Edit: Nope, not quite right. See: http://www.tlai.com/med_des/modeling.html
But then, these examples are from more recent lettering styles, so...?

pattyfab's picture

Oh well, thanks everyone. I may try going to the horse's mouth directly.

It's a great book too... altho they stuck some superfluous photos in, no doubt to stretch it a bit.

timd's picture

I thought I'd got it with Lineto's Freundschaft, not even shouting range of a cigar though.
Can't link directly to it, under the historic category.
http://lineto.com/

Tim

thierry blancpain's picture

http://lineto.com/The+Fonts/Categories/Historic+Fonts/Freundschaft/

you can link directly, there's always the direct link in the bottom part of the menu.

*advertisment* if its only a few words or even a logo (and a free project) i could give you my octroy, but its only a illustrator-file. its a bit more in the sovjet-direction i think.

pattyfab's picture

I promise to let you all know when I find it. I've been to busy to get in touch with my friend who knows the designer.

Stephen Coles's picture

Just discovered Nick Serman's Plan 9 that is worth mentioning in this genre.

Stephen Coles's picture

Any news, Patty?

Stephen Coles's picture

Add another to the list: Gagarin

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

horse's mouth: Jennifer Carrow

Stephen Coles's picture

Ah, Ricardo slips in with another clue. Did you check the book jacket or do you know her?

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nah, I just did some Googling and found an image of the back cover. She also did the jacket for Paula Fox's previous memoir, Borrowed Finery. But I haven't been able to find anything like a website or online portfolio for this designer.

pattyfab's picture

My copy (hard cover) says Jacket Design by Raquel Jaramillo. I actually know Raquel - or did awhile back - but she didn't reply to my email query.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

I guess I was looking at an image of the paperback version, then. You can't tell the difference, with these damn pixels! ;-D

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