Time Magazine ancient nameplate (1920s)

abaldoni's picture

Does anybody knows what font graced this (http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19261018,00.html) Time Magazine cover from the 1920s?

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Bald Condensed's picture

This was hand lettered -- or custom designed if you will. Nowadays it is easy as pie to enlarge the font in your design program at will, but back then every size had to be cut and cast. We're talking entirely different production methods here. Any type quite large -- especially magazine nameplates and slogans in advertisements -- was done by hand.

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Type "trajan" at Myfonts.com and see what's fit to your need.

Bald Condensed's picture

Trajan? No way, the M doesn't match at all. Maybe Weiss Antiqua or Berling. Check FontShop.com.

Bald Condensed's picture

Also Felix Titling and Carlton exude that same vintage atmosphere.

Bald Condensed's picture

Hm, I'm quite off the mark here. Let me check for better matches.

Bald Condensed's picture

So, let's take a look at Felix Titling. Already quite close.

Bald Condensed's picture

You might like FB Californian Display or Goudy Saks as well. Goudy Oldstyle has the correct type of M, but the serifs are too pronounced.

When I compare all these options, I get the impression this nameplate may have been done by Frederic W. Goudy himself.

abaldoni's picture

Thanks everyone!

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