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That's a Letraset font from the early 80's, I think. Can't put a name on it yet...
Martin, you're on the right track. It looks like Transmission, a 1983 Letraset font. I think it was based on the font, rather than set in the font. The original font had fake scan lines. Some of the characters have been changed--serifs removed or added. The N is completely different. The M is identical. The rest of the letters are very similar.
I don't think it ever made it to digital (ironic since it looks like it's meant to look like a CRT raster). I don't know where you could get an old Letraset catalog (I'm keeping mine).
most art supply stores still have the Letraset catalogs in their back shelves - some with boxes of transfer sheets in storage...but go quick quick...Letraset is discommisioning alot of the transfers - once the set is gone - its gone gone. they only sell digital products now.
do you happen to know how I might be able to find/buy TRANSMISSION ? or how to find/buy a pictorial list of LETRASET 80's FONTS ? I tried once to track down an ITC font called AKI LINES - but found nuthin' on the web . thanks s,m,m! nick - graphic designer/CA
You might wanna check Rian Hughes' Judgement A family. It's got those typical "M" and "W" shapes, although it's entirely built with straight lines.
That is wacky fun. Don't think I've ever seen it before.