Pulp Fantasy Cover ID Needed

seanglenn's picture

This is from a Lin Carter book published in 1971. It's used a few times on the cover, so I am assuming it's not hand drawn. Anyone?

KenBessie's picture

It's shown in Rookledge's International Typefinder as Trooper Black. I can't find a website that offers a digital version.

Stephen Coles's picture

Funny how often Trooper is appearing on the board lately. Usually this happens with new fonts or a very widespread use of an old typeface, but these instances seem random.

Alternatives:
Caslon Black
Caslon Graphique
Cabernet

I wonder if the designer of Trooper's goal was a compact Perpetua Bold

seanglenn's picture

Shoot! I figured Precision Type or Opti would have digitized it back in the day.

It's so hard to find good condensed black serif fonts that have personality.

Sean Glenn
Art Director
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Paul-Kenji Cahier's picture

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef-typeshop/toledo/
toledo sounds similar too.(Maybe the same as one of those you mentionned?

Mark Simonson's picture

Paratype has a version called Troover. Looks like you would have to fiddle with the spacing a lot to match your sample.

seanglenn's picture

Delevan from Font Bank is in the same style too, but neither is quite as condensed.

Actually, I take that back, Toledo is a good match.

Sean Glenn
Art Director
www.superunicorn.com

Paul-Kenji Cahier's picture

And one more: http://www.paratype.com/pstore/fonts/Troover.htm
Which is kinda quite the same as trooper.

EDIT: Ooops, I should have read up:D My bad.

Stephen Coles's picture

Good condensed black serif fonts that have personality:

Hawthorn
Balega
FF Absara Headline
FF Quadraat Display
Times Modern
Swift Condensed
Galena Condensed
Belwe Condensed
Weiss Condensed

All but Absara Headline (too new) were found via TypeNav, which was made for this type of search.

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