(x) The Pornography Report book cover type - Trooper Roman {Mike Y}

Lubalin's picture

Anybody know what font this is?

bowfinpw's picture

It seems to have a lot of similarities to Bernase Roman, but there are many differences too. The most obvious differences are the e, g, and y. Image Club used to have a version of this, and it was also shown in the 'Homage to the Alphabet' book from Phil's Photo. It had an alternate 'a' like your sample, and many of the other letters are very similar, including the 's' and 'c'. I will scan the sample and post it in a few minutes.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

I found the real answer -- this is Trooper Roman. I can't find the designer information right away, but I would guess it's the same person.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

Oh, since I did scan Bernase Roman, here it is. The only digital version of Trooper Roman I could find was ParaType's Troover. The ParaType version does not use all the same alternates that were used in the posted sample, but the full typeface is also shown in the 'Homage to the Alphabet' book. It would take a bit to restart my computer so I can make the scan and then post it again, but I would do that if anyone want's proof (Yves).

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

This thread discussed Trooper and showed a sample of it that matched this posted Report font. It also mentions FontBank Talon, which I have and that's why it looked so familiar.

Oh the designers were not the same, apparently. 'Bernase Roman' was designed for ITC by Tom Carnase and Ron Bonder; 'Trooper Roman' was done by Dave Trooper, according to Mark's information. I have to say somebody was 'inspired' by somebody -- those have too many similarities.

- Mike Yanega

Lubalin's picture

Thanks a lot for the very quick answer bowfinpw.
If you have the time to scan the full typeface, you would make me a very happy man.

Atb.
Mark

bowfinpw's picture

The sample in the thread I just mentioned was from the SSi 'clone'. I will go away now and make a scan of the font shown in the Phil's Photo book. It's quite possible though, that FontBank Talon was used. It seems like a match to me, based on a quick look.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

Sorry, I didn't expect it to take so long, but this 8 year old computer takes its time.

Here is the scan of Trooper Roman.

- Mike Yanega

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Just to completely beat this horse, here is the book title set in Talon Bold. You can see that the o's were rotated, but otherwise this matches quite well.

- Mike Yanega

Lubalin's picture

Thanks a lot Mike. Sorry I had to put you through the pain of restarting your computer : D)

bowfinpw's picture

It's no problem, except that I have trouble waiting to be able to post the images. I need to use OS X in order to attach images, but I have to go back to OS 9 in order to run my scanner to make the images.

Life is hard ;)

- Mike Yanega

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