Deco Face

wmuench's picture

This must be out there somewhere but so far I haven't been able to peg it!
Any ideas?
:)

bowfinpw's picture

I think this may be a composite of more than one font, but I think I can find most of these letters in the Red Rooster Xctasy Sans family. The lower case letters may have been enlarged to make the M and N. A font like Plaza might also have been used for certain letters. Just be open to the mixing of fonts -- I think it happens.

- Mike Yanega

Justin_Ch's picture

From what I can tell after a search on Abe, this book came out in the mid-1970s so this could be either custom lettering or a typeface that has not been digitised.

bowfinpw's picture

... Or it could be an old film type that has been digitized. Red rooster's font that I selected above is based on a typeface called Design Fineline from the 60's, according to their description.

- Mike Yanega

wmuench's picture

Thanks, both of you!

I found this sample as a print somewhere (in the letraset age) when looking for a typeface for wedding invitations and recently came across it again in storage.

Xctasy Sans certainly has many of the same character shapes and it's interesting to see what they decided for upper & lower case. It would be interesting to find Design Fineline somewhere too.

I've already started digitizing this, making up the characters not shown. Xctasy gives me a character map as reference. I didn't want to start working on a typeface that already existed somewhere. I'll be posting for critique!

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