KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON - WWII Posters

laurent's picture

Hello,

I can't believe no one asked that before.

Is it so obvious ? Anyway... I just can't identify that typeface.

Lex Kominek's picture

Someone did ask this before. The concensus was that these were hand-drawn by a talented lettering artist. Similar British Humanist faces are Gill Sans or Johnston.

- Lex

laurent's picture

thanks lex.

I just found a link to this post via google, I was coming back to update my post but you were way too fast !

did you use the search field to find that post ? It gives me no answers.

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laurent's picture

Gill and Johnston are similar, but are not the good one.
That's why I was posting here, hoping for a perfect match.

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Stephen Coles's picture

You will find no matching font, but P22 Underground comes closest.

Lex Kominek's picture

The search field is sort of broken, and always has been. If you want to do a search on a specific site, just type "site:somesite.com your search terms" in Google. I searched for "site:typophile.com carry on" to find the older post.

- Lex

Stefan H's picture

Damn nice message (and the typeface looks much better than Gill). I'll make a desktop picture of this ;-)

Cheers

laurent's picture

P22 Underground is near, but the R (used 2 times here !) is really too straight...
so sad...

let's digitalize folks !

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marcox's picture

You could cobble together a reasonable facsimile using Gotham for most of the characters and Myriad/Frutiger for the Rs.

David Rault's picture

This is the closet i got... Avenir next, Gotham M, Bliss R.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/157/keepcalmzi1.jpg

This typeface reminds me a lot of Caslon's egyptian, by the way.

dr

furryvision's picture

You can buy reproductions for just a couple quid or so at http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/ if you dare use their website! I did anyway, much cheaper than the other places that sell it, not silkscreened but who cares you just put it in a cheapy frame! Or just recreate yourselves ofcourse, I'm lazy.

laurent's picture

> not silkscreened but who cares

I do care a lot !

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eliason's picture

Funny takeoffs here and here.

da bling78's picture

use this website, very usefull...

www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/

5star's picture

I would like to use the official Typophile logo but until then...

And up on the Keep Calm website...

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/p/keep-calm-and-letter-on/

:)

n.

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