Mosaic magazine typefaces - Raleigh, Auto (still one to identify!)

mili's picture

This is a scan from 121 magazine that just arrived the other day. I don't remember seeing these fonts before. They are used all through the magazine, sometimes copy text is set in the serif.
The sans has strange Äs, I think, is that very common?

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mili's picture

Thank you, Pieter! I find the "o"s interesting and unusual.

jameslangdon's picture

think the one at the bottom is auto by underware

Bald Condensed's picture

Good one, James. Two down, one to go.

bowfinpw's picture

Well, I took this last one as a challenge, and I think it has defeated me. The counter on the P and R is too big for anything I can find. The J, K, C and S are also hard to find in combination anywhere; and of course the low Ä is really not common at all.

I pretty much hunted the condensed sansserifs at MyFonts, and the best I could come up with were Storm's 'Ohrada', Berthold's 'AG Condensed' and 'Silverscreen', from TypeArt.

This is a good mystery, because condensed sans faces are used a lot, but I am coming to the conclusion that this is from an obscure source -- maybe a small European foundry.

- Mike Yanega

mili's picture

Thank you for trying, Mike!
That low Ä was the thing that really caught my attention, not too keen on it, to be honest. It looks very strange in words with double-Ä, and that's not unusual in Finnish, as you can see in this nonsense sentence:

"kääntäisitkö äänilevyn kääntöpuolen ääriasentoon?"

mili's picture

The nex issue of the magazine just arrived with the mystery font used in a headline. Is it any easier to recognise in bigger size?

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