Casual looking courier

Dominic Forde's picture

Could anyone please ID this font which is something between American typewriter and courier please?

Sorry it's a pretty poor resolution reference image - from a poster by metahaven.

Thanks

bowfinpw's picture

I think it looks like the italic for ITC American Typewriter, with some distortion, and crammed tracking. Oddly, not all version of this font have an italic.

- Mike Yanega

Dominic Forde's picture

Thanks for the suggestion Mike,

I don't have an italic in my version of itc American typewriter so I didn't really know there was one. I've had a look at it and if that's what this is made from it's been changed a lot... maybe it was skewed and the serif on the p was customized?

Cheers,

Dom

bowfinpw's picture

Your guess is as good as mine, but I would start there.

- Mike Yanega

Dominic Forde's picture

Mike,

I found a couple of interesting things that are similar through past postings on here:

http://typophile.com/node/50977

http://www.p22.com/Lanston/remington.html

It's pretty close to lacrima.

Cheers, Dom

bowfinpw's picture

Lacrima doesn't have a way to see all the letters, so it's hard to be sure. Part of my thinking is also that American Typewriter is way more well-known and has been around for a long time, while Lacrima is found only at a small Swiss web site. P22 Remington doesn't seem to match very well, judging from the 'c' and 'a' shapes in the italic. I'm putting my money on the ITC font (with distortion).

- Mike Yanega

xyz.ch's picture

I guess it's the original IBM "light italic" typewriter Golfball. Have to check the "p" tomorow.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Also similar to Glovis.

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