[script] Bufe Tarifesi 1937

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Could you please help me ID this script sans face, is there a close digital version ?
Thank you.

paul d hunt's picture

nice! Not a match, but this is surprisingly close to Coquette.

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Thanks, Paul, as I read Coquette, I remembered that nice design, indeed, surprisingly close, I wonder if Mark knows about this metal cut.
P.s. Tea and coffe at 3¢ of today's USD.

Mark Simonson's picture

Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen this face before. Definitely the same general idea at work as Coquette.

bowfinpw's picture

I did a scan through the Jaspert book, and couldn't find this shown among the typefaces. Something else that resembles it (less so than Coquette) is Canterbury Sans Swash.

- Mike Yanega

Justin_Ch's picture

It looks as if Red Rooster's Canterbury Sans Swash is from the same source material as Nick's Fonts' Londonderry Air.

bowfinpw's picture

Yes indeed.

- Mike Yanega

piccic's picture

But I bet this is European…

bowfinpw's picture

I think you are right that it's European, but the Jaspert book was my best chance to identify a European typeface, and it was no help this time. Anyone out there have some good European type specimen books from the 1930's?

- Mike Yanega

piccic's picture

I have a few single specimens and magazines, but limited to Italy. This could be German or French.
Probably there was an Augusta/Nebiolo "clone" of it, but I still lack an Augusta catalog covering Italian lead type from 1880 to 1930.

bowfinpw's picture

Too bad. We have this problem many times when the sample is a European metal type.

That made me think to try Georg's Bleisetzer site (Schriftensammlung part) and there it was, called Billet.

Thanks to Georg, once again, for providing a wonderful metal type resource.

- Mike Yanega

piccic's picture

Wonderful, Mike!
Yes, the Bleisetzer site is great, indeed, it helped me identify some Nebiolo clones.
And the [T] in the sample looks like an alternate.

Antonio Cavedoni's picture

The w is super weird here as are the proportions of c, t, k, m, n, u. g is awkward too. What I find pretty modern are the e and the first half of the æ, with the two-story a: starting from there you would get to a contemporary sans like Bryant with the swashy caps to boot.

Mark Simonson's picture

The v and w follow the German model for scripts. The ae and G are upside down.

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