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wedbanz's picture

Hi

Does anyone know these fonts name is? The 1.jpeg looks like a Century Expanded, but it’s not available on bold style, and it’s bold. Also the small “a” letter shown on the image has a longer tail than one of those on the Century Expanded. Many thanks

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Stephen Coles's picture

1. Not matches, but Century 725 and ITC Century are close.
2. Something by Gerard Unger. Maybe Paradox or Gulliver. You might like Arnhem.

lherrou's picture

#1: Emona - http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/emona/
#2: Not sure
#3: again, not sure, but looks close to a variant on Egyptian, which is available with slight differences from a number of foundries.

Stephen Coles's picture

Not sure where you're seeing Emona in that one.

Stephen Coles's picture

3. This might well be a custom headliner for a (Swedish?) newspaper/magazine. You might like Grotesque No. 9 or Bureau Grotesque.

Village's picture

Mr Coles is completely mistaken about the number 2 sample; it is not Arnhem, it is definitely a typeface by Gerard Unger. It appears to be Coranto to me:
http://www.gerardunger.com/fontstore/store-coranto.html

(Accept no substitutes.)

Lex Kominek's picture

Something by Gerard Unger. Maybe Paradox or Gulliver. You might like Arnhem.

(Emphasis mine)

- Lex

eriks's picture

Yes, Coranto - you beat me to it. Arnhem by Fred Smeijers is very nice. Both designers come from Arnhem in the Netherlands and thus belong to the “Arnhem School”, as opposed to the “Den Haag School”. This may explain a certain “style” when looking from as far away as the US. Gerard sells some of his latest fonts only through his own website, not other distributors.

Village's picture

Does anyone know these fonts name is?

(Emphasis mine)

Seems that if someone is asking for a font to be identified, we should post an identification, or not post at all. If someone asks for an alternate or similar font, then we can suggest other fonts.

Or am I being too literal?

Lex Kominek's picture

I always like the similar font suggestions - you never know what you're going to find, and it could lead the way to a positive ID, via the same designer or another similar route. Nobody calls off the hunt when an alternate font is suggested, and an alternate suggestion doesn't preclude the eventual discovery of the real font.

- Lex

Village's picture

Lex, that's a very fair point. I am being too literal.

Stephen Coles's picture

Or perhaps you're goshdanged tired of my linking logorrhea. Fair enuff. I do try to be helpful. With Arnhem, I was giving the fella a more accessible alternative to Paradox or Coranto.

skyfein's picture

#1 is Linotype Centennial Bold (squooshed).

Skylar

Bald Condensed's picture

> Seems that if someone is asking for a font to be identified, we should post an identification, or not post at all. If someone asks for an alternate or similar font, then we can suggest other fonts.

Or am I being too literal?

You are being waaay too literal. ;^)

Posting alternatives is helpful on many levels, if only to show the person requesting the identification that we are working on his/her request. In the past it often happened that requests went unanswered for several days because no positive ID could be made. Because of that people sometimes got the (wrong) impression they were being ignored. I know the forum displays the number of times a post has been read, but it is kinda comforting to receive a reply saying something along the lines of: "I don't know what it is yet, but it is very similar to this or that".

Also posting similar stuff can jog someone else's memory, or inspire him/her to look at a specific location. We have had several occasions in the past where typefaces were identified thanks to someone posting a similar face, then someone else picking up on that and a third person eventually finding the actual face. For example, I have confused Coranto for Arnhem a couple of times in the past. Knowing that, Stewf's Arnhem remark would've made me check Coranto, and the case would've been solved.

And last but not least sometimes it turns out the person requesting an identification prefers one of the alternatives over his initial request. For this very same reason the new FontBook now includes 7,400 cross-references (300% more than the last edition). These cross-references were updated and added by -- you guessed it -- Stewf and me. :^P

So -- to conclude a very long comment -- as long as you make it very clear that your suggestions are indeed near-matches, not hits, please do suggest similar faces.

copper's picture

Poynter Gothic Text black condensed is close, but the letter "e" is different. It might be altered?
Is this the old "Göteborgsposten"/GP?
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skyfein's picture

It's not just the e -- the serifs on the G are also different.

Skylar

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