Decorative sans, used in Sola Sound logo (London, 1969)

Font-A-Saurus's picture

Anybody know this one? I'm aware it might be hand-lettering...

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Stephen Coles's picture

Yes, probably hand drawn given the different 'O's. The shapes made me think of Absinthe tho that is more art nouveau than tiki.

Font-A-Saurus's picture

Couldn't the differences be caused by the poor print quality?

riccard0's picture

It could be a typeface (and the differences due to overprint), but probably it wasn't digitised.

Font-A-Saurus's picture

Yeah, I that's what I thought. I'm still interested in the font's name, though.

bowfinpw's picture

I looked in some old Photo-Lettering catalogs and nothing looked particularly close. It's hard to define this style, because it has Art Nouveau-like curves, yet the S is not very typical of Nouveau lettering I have seen. Stephen mentioned 'tiki' and I guess I see that, but I couldn't find many examples that were not the current crop of digital ones.

- Mike Yanega

Font-A-Saurus's picture

Right, it's not quite Art Noveau. I can imagine it in a horror-context with its pointy corners.

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