Serif outline font from 1959 issue of Communication Arts

Plaidjaney's picture

I found this wonderful font in my current Communications Arts magazine (the 50th anniversary one) and am dying to use it for a book I'm designing. I can't find it anywhere, so I implore the wise minds of Typophile. Thank you for you help!

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akira1975's picture

It could be a typeface called ‘Sacramento’.

Plaidjaney's picture

It is right?-darn it. Someone on whatthefont told me it was from a Solotype catalogue. This is not available for computer's right? It hasn't been digitized? Do you or anyone know of something really close to it with the hollow middle and drop shadow? I would really appreciate it.

akira1975's picture

Someone on whatthefont

It’s me. :)

Maybe other experts might know of the typeface.

Plaidjaney's picture

How funny! You're everywhere. Thanks for answering both of my pleas. I did some research and some Solotype fonts are sold on My Fonts, but not Sacramento.

Yes, please, if anyone has any suggestions on how I can locate or at the least, best imitate Sacramento, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.

bojev's picture

Looks like it is actually another Solotype example called Grand B from Dover Book Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts

Plaidjaney's picture

Hi Bojev. Did you scan this in or is it available online somewhere? I've been searching for a while now and even contacted Dover, but no answer.

bojev's picture

Scan from the Dover Book - would you like high res copy - e-mail address - to evansb - at PMC.edu - Leave out hypen after name

Plaidjaney's picture

Thanks bojev.

Any other suggestions of look-alike font would be greatly appreciated.

malbright's picture

That scan from the Dover book is available digitally, I believe. It's called Grand Canyon and you can find it at MyFonts. Though to me, it only bears a passing similarity to the early CA example.

marcox's picture

If the drop shadow effect isn't a priority, Antique Condensed from Font Bureau is a decent match:

http://fontbureau.com/fonts/AntiqueCondensed

Plaidjaney's picture

Thanks so much-Grand Canyon is very close and I'm going to mark this solved. Marcox, thanks, but the drop shadow was important.

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