Heavyweight from Avant Garde mag.

chrisnoble's picture

I've looked around the usual sites, but my eyes started bleeding after looking at so many pages of the-wrong-typefaces. The black-weight font, "BREAKING OUT:"; name that font in...? Thanks in advance.

bowfinpw's picture

I think it's one of the H&FJ fonts, like the heavier weights of Knockout, or Champion Gothic. It will take some test drives to figure which one.

- Mike Yanega

Miss Tiffany's picture

In a few ways it reminds me of Champion Heavyweight with a stroke added. A little squooshed too, vertically I mean.

bowfinpw's picture

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

The closest was Knockout 94, but it wasn't a match(see below). I don't know if the added stroke trick would fill this out to match it. I think Stephen has a list of ultrabold fonts. Maybe that would help.
- Mike Yanega

marcox's picture

Avant Garde was published in the late '60s/early '70s, so this is pre-digital. Good suggestions from Tiffany and Mike, though.

chrisnoble's picture

Thanks all. I think Champion is closest; I could mess with it in Fontographer to get it closer to the AG type. Now how do I buy it without having to buy a bunch of other weights I'll never use??

marcox's picture

Consider other fonts, available as single weights, that are similarly based on old wood type, like Smokler:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ortizlopez/ol-smokler/

or Maple:
http://processtypefoundry.com/typefaces/maple/index.html

chrisnoble's picture

Thanks again. I bought OL Smoker and tweaked it in Fontographer (no L/C):

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