Billboard Chart fonts probably c. 1969

jklux's picture

I'm trying to identify the font(s) used in this Billboard Magazine chart. I believe, based on the songs listed, that this is from 1969 or thereabouts. That's all the information I have. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Jean Paul Beumer's picture

News Gothic?

jklux's picture

News Gothic seems very close. Some of the letters in NG seem to be a bit more rounded (like that capital C)...

oldnick's picture

Given the time period, it's more likely to be Trade Gothic, the Mergenthaler Linotype version of News Gothic...

type addict's picture

Yes, it's a member of the News Gothic family. It's an old metal type font called News Gothic Condensed, Regular and Bold.

quadibloc's picture

But the face used in the smaller-sized line at the bottom is Intertype's Vogue, their answer to Futura.

jklux's picture

Thanks! This was incredibly helpful. You guys are quite a resource.

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