Compressed romans used for Alcohol % and volume info on these French wine labels?

Robert Elliott's picture

Hello Typophile

If any of you knowledgable folk can identify the typefaces used for the alcohol percentage and volume on the wine labels uploaded in this post I would be awfully grateful. I particularly love the one used on the Krug label, as it has the lightest footprint. Any suggestions for compressed romans with a more charigraphic nature rather than transitional/modern which would be suitable for the alcohol percentage and volume would be greatly appreciated.


Times, Garamond 3, New Century Schoolbook, Diotima
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R.'s picture

Moët & Chandon is squooshed Times. Bertrand-Delespierre is some squooshed Century, maybe Century Schoolbook. Lanson is some heavily squooshed Garamond, maybe Garamond No. 3. Krug is even more heavily squooshed Diotima.

Robert Elliott's picture

R.: Thank you -- you nailed it. Very impressive. It seems I need practicing on identifying fonts once squooshed. See above screenshot.

R.'s picture

You’re welcome!

donshottype's picture

Kudos Robert for your effective comparison presentation. Worth emulating.

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