No. 2 Plain Egyptian Blunt Type

phrostbyte64's picture

A revival of an old sign painters’ lettering demonstrated by Alf Becker in Signs of the Times March 1950.


from the Fontry...

bemerx25's picture

That's an interesting question mark. It seems awkward but maybe that's because I'm not used to seeing question marks look quite like that.

riccard0's picture

That's an aggressive &! ;-)

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bemerx25: I would love to see some examples of question marks from signs and posters of that era. The examples I found were not suitable for this letter style. I guess the biggest problem is that signs and posters don't generally have question marks.

riccard0 : Aggressive? I wasn't aware that an ampersand could be aggressive.

riccard0's picture

I wasn't aware that an ampersand could be aggressive.

Neither was I. Until I saw this. Look how it's ready to jump over the unsuspecting letter on its right side... ;-)

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A couple of other options I was tinkering with...

riccard0's picture

I personally like the "aggressive" & better (but the new center one is cute too).
For the ?, what about something like the upper part of 3 (including the flat vertical terminal)?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Reminds me of Maple’s question mark!

nina's picture

I'd say totally keep the ampersand structure you had (if you must, add an alternate). It works, and this form is nice and rare enough. I'd only maybe make it a little less wide.

BTW, is that a dollar sign next to the @? It looks like it's trying to be a punctuation mark of some sort. :-)

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altaira : The examples of dollar and cents sign I found from Becker and Atkinson had a dot or a triangle under the rest of the glyph.

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We've created a free for person use version. Please feel free to download it and let me know what you think.


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