NASA’s “meatball” logo typeface

Forner's picture

Can anyone tell me what serif typeface was used in NASA’s original “meatball” logo?

pattyfab's picture

What's up with the punctuation in the header?

Can you post a sample?

pattyfab's picture

This has been here before:

http://typophile.com/node/8624

Probably custom.

bowfinpw's picture

I noticed that Largo Medium resembles this except for weight. I wonder if there was a Largo Black at one time?

- Mike Yanega

ivandurakov's picture

I've been doing some digging with PAO at NASA HQ. They confirm that the meatball is a hand-lettered graphic created by one James Modarelli, agency employee, in 1958, in his spare time.

It would indeed make a very cool font.

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