Sun Times front page 1970

TypographyShop's picture

A reporter wrote me on Flickr as I have a Sun Times specimen book from 1961. http://is.gd/ZVtD3X

The image is here http://twitpic.com/9bayzs

I'm pretty sure the sans face is Futura bold condensed, though the lower case "a" troubles me a bit. Although the Sun Times masthead resembles a number of faces I can't find an exact match.

Thanks for your help.

HVB's picture

You're looking at the Nameplate, not the masthead. Here's a history of the nameplate:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/2021472/CST-Nameplate-Story

TypographyShop's picture

Great article, thanks. However, the example in the image is from 1970 according to the writer, pre-dating the redesign. Still trying to identify the typeface.

fvilanakis's picture

for the title (similar but not an exact match):
Gazette LT Std Bold - close with a different /A
ITC Cheltenham Bold - not so close

...and for the sans: Futura ND Cn Bold looks like a perfect match

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I found them using Find my Font - http://www.findmyfont.com

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