ID for Glyphic Font

pjay's picture

I have been trying to identify this glyphic display typeface for years. I believe it is a venerable and well-used type - I might have seen it used in a decades-old National Geographic. Nonetheless I haven't been able to pin it down. It may be a condensed type. Note the 'bowtie' crossbar on the capital 'T'. It's not Albertus, not Baker Signet, not Fritz Quadrata. The example here is taken from current sponsor credits for a PBS program. Help, Help.

pjay's picture

Yes, you're absolutely right. Thank you. I see that this is, indeed, Strayhorn. It turns out that I have mis-conflated Strayhorn with the vintage typeface I was originally searching for (and at that time ruled out Strayhorn). The one I saw in National Geographic resembled Carol Twombly's Lithos a little, the caps in Pompeia a little, except more regular (not Pericles and had nothing like the irregularities of Heraculeum), and the bow-tie crossbar on the capital 'T' had vertical rather than canted ends. Looks like it's back to the drawing board.

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