Airplane nose art font?

jroden144's picture

This font comes from nose art from a WWII fighter plane that I'm trying to redraw. Any ideas?

bowfinpw's picture

Clearly anything painted on an airplane in WWII wasn't done using a computer font. So that means you are looking for a font that might help approximate this lettering. Clarendon Condensed isn't quite as squared off, but it might work, and it is based on a design that is old enough to have been around as a model for this lettering. Another more popular style from the era is Cheltenham Extra Condensed.

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