looking for old school grocery typeface for prices and numbers

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Mike Moss's picture
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looking for old school grocery typeface for prices and numbers
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I'm working on a project where we need some old school style numbers for prices. Can anyone name the typeface in the image, or suggest an interesting equivalent.

Many thanks in advance as always...

Mike

Donald H. Tucker's picture
Joined: 13 Dec 2012 - 3:47pm
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The font ID experts are at http://typophile.com/typeid They will also suggest equivalents.
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It’s not a typeface, but lettering.
Check out Font Bros., they have a lot of fonts based on mid-century American commercial lettering.

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Mike: You might like to try Barrowboy, a typeface I designed based on market stall holders hand lettering: check it out at: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/studio-k/barrowboy/

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Hey Keith,
It has interesting counters to it. What time period inspired you?

Thomas W Phinney's picture
Joined: 3 Sep 2002 - 11:00am
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If you are interested in a bit earlier periods (say, early 1900s), Laura Worthington’s Charcuterie has some good options.

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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[[http://www.dafont.com/paul-lloyd.d88]] — Quite a few possible choices.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I haven't checked Lloyd's collection, but please do be wary of the quality and provenance of anything from Dafont.

hhp

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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While Dafont is one of the few free-font sites that take provenance seriously, they are still no more perfect than commercial sites. That a new font should go through acceptance testing ought to be standard procedure, anyway.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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The Internet is so wonderful: it allows even people on different planets to communicate.

hhp

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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Suddenly, that explains a lot.

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BTW, I like that typography.