Lettering on Chicago Park District metal signage?

lapetino's picture

I love the lettering used in the old Chicago Park District signage, and was thinking of designing my first typeface, based upon this. But I wanted to see if it already existed before I began work. So, could you all please help--what is this typeface, if it already exists? Thanks for any help!

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robbiefa's picture

There are some experts around on this kind of metal typeface, Its similar to neutraface but its not it! I'll see can I find the thread for you! It was on postoffice signage if I remember correctly!

robbiefa's picture

Stuart Sandler is also working on something similar, I have found a few links about this metal signage which can be found on alot of American office buildings from the 50's and 60's I think. Ask some of the experts or just read the blogs!

http://typophile.com/node/40502
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/sets/72157603592705592/ courtesy of Stephen Coles
http://www.typophile.com/node/40206

Good luck with the typeface design!

lapetino's picture

Thanks so much for the start and help. This should be some fun research, before I even get to the typeface design. :)

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