(x) Typeface from a Robert Crumb poster (not hand lettering). I've looked everywhere. Help me Typophile. - Marvin {Rainer}

davebelling's picture

I've seen this type many times in my youth on TV station promos and now here's a hard copy I found on this Robert Crumb poster. I went through thousands of online fonts (which isn't a chore, exactly) and uploaded it to the various automated type ID sites but am still without clue. I've also seen it a lighter variant.

Thanks in advance. You guys are great.

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Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Dave,

looks like a pre-digital version of Busorama. Not sure whether such a bold weight has made it to the digital era.

Renko's picture

Well, looks like the predigital Marvin, which was unofficially digitized as Marbold

davebelling's picture

Yep, that's it. Why are all the typefaces I like not digitised?


Thanks very much.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Serif Gothic evokes a somewhat similar feeling.

davebelling's picture

frode, I love Serif Gothic too.

If I was living in the 70s and designing paperback horror novel covers I'd be set.

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