(x) Letterhead mix - Rockwell, Belizio, Script MT, Erbar Cd {Chesh, Franz, Mark S}

dctroy's picture

Looks like three families here.
I'm particularly interested in the serif and the script (the word "Fax" in reverse).

Thanks for any help.type mix

cheshiredave's picture

"ADDRESS" is Rockwell Bold Condensed. Rockwell looks like it's used elsewhere as well.

"Extent" and "PHONE" look like some form of Clarendon.

"THE NETHERLANDS" looks like Futura Condensed.

franz's picture

The clarendon used for "PHONE", "Austerlitz", "Ex'tent" etc. looks like Belizio Bold.

cheshiredave's picture

Nice call, Franz.

Fax is Script MT.

cheshiredave's picture

By the way, props to Mike Yanega's Script Font Identification Guide for help spotting Script MT.

Mark Simonson's picture

The word NETHERLANDS and the phone number looks more like Erbar Condensed to me.

cheshiredave's picture

Wow -- nice catch, Mark.

Mark Simonson's picture

Erbar is a personal favorite of mine.

franz's picture

Erbar looks great, another one for the shopping list.. Thanks Mark!

Mark Simonson's picture

Unfortunately, only a few of the original weights and styles are available in digital format. Linotype has the two condensed weights. Phosphor is also part of the original family.

franz's picture

That explains why my hunt for a regular cut of Erbar was less than successful. :-( Looks like even Google has never heard of Erbar Regular.

beejay's picture

I have a three-ring binder that I picked
up in a used bookstore. The cover says Graphis Type, although inside it's all
Compugraphics stuff. The date is 1985.

Erbar was indeed digitized by Compugraphics.

In the credits, it says
ERBAR (CG, Merg)
Belmont (AL)

AL = Autologic Incorporated.
Merg=Mergentahler Linotype Corp.

A google of Cg Erbar leads to the page below.



beejay's picture

NOW i read the thread. Never mind ... erbar
condensed is already out there ...
you were talking REGULAR.


Bald Condensed's picture

Nope, never been digitized, much to my chagrin. I've tried
to hunt it down too, but to no avail...

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