What is the "Monopoly" (original) typeface.

offonoff's picture

Okay, I know this is a completely obvious answer, but can someone tell me what the typeface is for the original Monopoly. Thanks.

pattyfab's picture

sample?

offonoff's picture

sorry about that. here it is:

offonoff's picture

was thinking something along the Futura lines

dezcom's picture

The Y isn't right though.

ChrisL

pattyfab's picture

Also resembles Bernhard Gothic but again, not the Y - or the M for that matter.

offonoff's picture

Neither is the M or the A either. I've searched and searched and all I can come up with is that's it's probably a custom something.

pattyfab's picture

It's Kabel.

Heavy, I think

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/kabel/heavy/

(would probably have caught it sooner if I could actually see the whole board)

offonoff's picture

Ooh, did another random search and ended up with Kabel. What do you all think? That Y looks pretty close.

pattyfab's picture

Jinx!

offonoff's picture

Oops, thanks Pattyfab. Should read the posts before I become too proud of myself! Appreciate everyone's help!

pattyfab's picture

Hey, it was a tie, look at the post times.

dave bailey's picture

Oh god, the memories....I did an entire exhibit design based upon Monopoly and the history of the game relating to Atlantic City, last term. I'll be happy if I never play or see that game again for the rest of my life.

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