Type specimen style

begsini's picture

hi all,

How would you classify the type “Lake Vista Cafe” in the image
posted? And by that I mean more or less, with what art movement
do you associate it?

thanks.

natalie_F's picture

It kind of straddles art deco and art nouveau.

Natalie

eliason's picture

The intent is, I imagine, to be more like American Prairie School style (associated with architect Frank Lloyd Wright who designed Monona Terrace).

begsini's picture

Does the American Prairie School typically have (any) typography associated with it?

anhng's picture

It looks like art deco, remind me of A M Cassandre stuffs. :D

beejay's picture

makes me think of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Arts and Crafts movement.

kentlew's picture

And thus, the designer of the above used ITC Rennie Mackintosh for the title.

eliason's picture

Does the American Prairie School typically have (any) typography associated with it?

As the others have suggested, you'd have more luck looking into Arts & Crafts movement, the American wing of which was closely intertwined with the Prairie School. Prairie School is, as you probably know, most closely associated with domestic architecture and furnishings.

P22 foundry has some nice fonts related to both A&C and Wright, BTW.

begsini's picture

Whew.

Actually, the reason I asked was because Arts & Crafts was the first thing that came to my mind. I found a nice font from P22 that had a nice glyph in it.

Anyway, I showed a friend my line of thinking and when I said "Arts & Crafts," he said, "Art Deco?" So I'm glad at least other people see an Arts & Crafts connotation.

thanks all.

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