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I found this Grotesque and thought it must be Atlas from Commercial Type http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/atlas/grotesk/regular
But the numerals are not. – Any ideas?
Thanks a lot.
Can't fin anything closer than Atlas Grotesk you've already found. This /t can't lie to me. But you're right, numerals (/2 is even closer to Helvetica actually). Depending on time period of your sample, could be the original Mercator that Atlas Grotesk is based on: http://typophile.com/node/53257
This /a reminds me of Akkurat.
Quoted from Atlas Grotesk description text
The aesthetic of Atlas was inspired in large part by the sans serifs of the 1950s, specifically Dick Dooijes’s Mercator, released by the Amsterdam Type Foundry in 1957.
Considering the delicate trapping (see the four corners of the "4" for example) this is probably a font made in the late 20th century.
It sure looks like Mercator including the numerals. If that’s printed from digital data it must be Laurenz Brunner’s digital version mentioned in the above thread.
Mercator does make sense - the Amsterdam Foundry was big on trapping.
Thanks for all these interesting informations. – Isn't that lowercase »a« of Mercator just perfect!
Regarding the layout it reminds of Laurenz Brunner's handwriting too.