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Not Agency, not Refrigerator, not Nomad (yes, I searched myfonts for square sans)
Hmmm, not Bourgeois from Jonathan Barnbrook/Virus Fonts, either.
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.
Both nice (and have great names) but I'm really looking for an ID not a suggestion for an alternative.
We just got spanked!
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.
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.
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.
You are correct. Not sure if it may be a different chank font, he's got some others that are similar (I think)...
Could be, but the way that site is designed I'll never find out.
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
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.
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...?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just discovered Nick Serman's Plan 9 that is worth mentioning in this genre.
Any news, Patty?
Add another to the list: Gagarin
horse's mouth: Jennifer Carrow
Ah, Ricardo slips in with another clue. Did you check the book jacket or do you know her?
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.
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.
I guess I was looking at an image of the paperback version, then. You can't tell the difference, with these damn pixels! ;-D