(x) Fat 70s display typeface 'Armchair Liberation' - Turtle {Mark S}

pookeyblow's picture

What's this? Does anyone know?

pz

Mark Simonson's picture

I don't know if there is a digital version, but it was called Turtle.

Thingy's picture

I've got a 1974 Letraset catalogue that calls it "Turtle".

nina's picture

This is really cool. Wish there was a digital version. Look at that "T"!

Lex Kominek's picture

I'm smelling a fontstruct opportunity :-)

- Lex

Lex Kominek's picture

Does anyone have a good scan of the entire alphabet? I'm working on a fontstruct version :-)

- Lex

pookeyblow's picture

What's the name of the catalogue? Are those catalogues hard to find?

Would be great if someone could scan the font. I was thinking about creating a digital version too!

-Hans

Lex Kominek's picture

It would most likely be the Letraset catalogue, showing which fonts were available as rub-down lettering. I have a 1985 version, but unfortunately Turtle isn't in it :-(

- Lex

Mark Simonson's picture

It must have come and gone fairly quickly. None of the Letraset catalogs or brochures I have (and I have lots, going back to the Seventies) shows it.

I only was able to ID it because it's listed in Dan X. Solo's catalog. Letraset was never in the film font business (as far as I know), yet all their fonts wound up in film font libraries.

Bendy's picture

The M's pretty special too.

pookeyblow's picture

Getting back to this thread as I have a question:

Has anyone found a catalogue or know someone who maybe got one?

Mark Simonson's picture

Thingy said it was in a Letraset catalog from 1974. I've got a lot of old Letraset catalogs and brochures from back then, but not one that shows Turtle. Apparently, Thingy has (or had) one.

Special-K's picture

Found the index page with "Turtle". Unfortunately not the complete alphabet. Looks like it was uppercase/lowercase too:

Taken from this site:
http://www.creativepro.com/blog/scanning-around-gene-when-letraset-was-king

Atwe's picture

Here it is, Turtle, for your pleasure, from the Quick Brown Fox catalogue. Sorry about the large image, hope it helps.

Tamas

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pookeyblow's picture

THANKS alot everyone! Especially Atwe! Beautiful typeface!

Special-K's picture

"bd bonbon" looks to be based on Turtle:
http://www.typedifferent.com/2002/index.html

Justin_Ch's picture

MyFonts debut. Feb 07 2011. Turtellini NF.

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