Research: bookcovers of Fondo de Cultura Economica

ale_guerrero's picture

We are doing a research about the bookcovers of Fondo de Cultura Económica, an important Publishig House in México and need to identify several types used since 1934. If somebody can help us, we'll be very grateful!

Thank's a lot!
Alejandra Guerrero y Marina Garone

Florian Hardwig's picture

P1010576 - ITC Fat Face
P1010676 - University Roman
P1010679 - Charlemagne
P1010769 - ITC Fat Face
P1011191 - Buxom
P1011879 - Aachen Bold
P1012791 - Tribute Italic w/ swash caps
P1014138 - Bookman Bold Italic
P1014690 - Gill Sans Extra Bold
P1014712 - Kleukens Antiqua aka Trieste
P1014940-2 - Murray Hill
P1014998 - Electra
P1015118 - Optima

See also this related thread.

akos.polgardi's picture

P1011482(Cervantes) is beautiful.

bowfinpw's picture

P1015510 - Harrington, a.k.a.Hermosa
P1011482 - Solstice from T-26

This is too overwhelming. Isn't there a better way to organize these? Can we make this into about 10 posts?

I think I know a lot of these, as do many others, but there are too many to keep straight scrolling up and down the page.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

There are 36 samples here, and so far we have named about 15 of them, but the book-keeping aspect of this is too much. I can't keep track of what we have ID'd and what we haven't.

- Mike Y.

bowfinpw's picture

P1014637 - Blackline (see Lined Fonts ID Guide)
P1010961 - Quaint Gothic (Spiece Graphics)
P1011201 - ITC Machine (widened)

now we have done half of them.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

P1011165 - Bank Gothic
P1010669 - Bodoni 26 (widened)

- Mike Y.

bowfinpw's picture

P1010747 - Looks like custom lettering (not font) by either Philip Bouwsma or Arthur Baker.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

P1010705 - Phyllis Initials

That's it for tonight.

- Mike Yanega

Florian Hardwig's picture

This is too overwhelming. Isn't there a better way to organize these? Can we make this into about 10 posts?

I agree with Mike. Alejandra, next time, it is recommended to limit the number of samples to 10 per post at the very most, and to provide a numbering or label system that is less cumbersome for the IDers. Also keep in mind: the larger the samples, the better the results. It’s for your own benefit.

the book-keeping aspect of this is too much. I can't keep track of what we have ID'd and what we haven't.

I’ve compiled a list and will update it with future additions:

P1010576 - ITC Fat Face {Florian}
P1010669 - Bodoni 26 (widened) {Mike Y}
P1010673 - Annlie {Florian}
P1010676 - University Roman {Florian}
P1010679 - Charlemagne {Florian}
P1010696 -
P1010705 - Phyllis Initials {Mike Y}
P1010747 - looks like custom lettering (not font) by either Philip Bouwsma or Arthur Baker {Mike Y}
P1010769 - ITC Fat Face {Florian}
P1010961 - Quaint Gothic (Spiece Graphics) aka Desdemona Solid {Mike Y}
P1011165 - Bank Gothic {Mike Y}
P1011191 - Buxom aka Fat Shadow {Florian}
P1011201 - ITC Machine (widened) {Mike Y}
P1011482 - Solstice from T-26 {Mike Y}
P1011879 - Aachen Bold {Florian}
P1012791 - Tribute Italic w/ swash caps {Florian}
P1013302 - similar to Bodoni Black Condensed, or Onyx {Mike Y}
P1013345 -
P1013366 - similar to Futura Display, MVB Solano Gothic Retro, Venus Envy Black, FF Golden Gate Gothic and others {Florian}
P1013529 -
P1013706 - Spire, or similar {Mike Y}
P1013759 -
P1013781
P1013925 - Hand-lettered. Somewhat similar to Hadfield {Mike Y}
P1014138 - Bookman Bold Italic {Florian}
P1014226 -
P1014940 -
P1014637 - Blackline (see Lined Fonts ID Guide) {Mike Y}
P1014690 - Gill Sans Extra Bold {Florian}
P1014712 - Kleukens Antiqua aka Trieste {Florian}
P1014722 - similar to URW Compress {Mike Y}
P1014940-2 - Murray Hill {Florian}
P1014526 -
P1014998 - Electra {Florian}
P1015110 - Harrington a.k.a. Hermosa {Mike Y}
P1015118 - Optima {Florian}

bowfinpw's picture

Thank you Florian. You are a gentleman and a scholar (at least of fonts).

- Mike

bowfinpw's picture

P1013706 - Spire, or similar.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

P1013302 - Similar to Bodoni Black Condensed, or Onyx. Neither has the same '?'

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

P1013925 - Hand-lettered. Somewhat similar to Hadfield.

- Mike Yanega

bowfinpw's picture

P1014722 - Similar to URW Compress. The R is wrong, but it had the closest feel of any 'narrow sans-serif' in the MyFonts site (663 fonts).

- Mike Yanega

El chico león's picture

Dont forget that, during the 70s & 80s fondo de cultura economica used ITC avant grade in all of his bookcovers like siglo XXI editores

El chico león's picture

P1013366- Es comun de la estetica bauhaus, sin embargo no le pertenece a Herbert Bayer. aunque en tipografia de fantasia si la encuentras como bauhaus font

ale_guerrero's picture

Hello guys!

i'd like to thank you for your help and time!
it's been very usefull!

i'll try to find a better way to share this images.

Thank's again
Alejandra

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