Geometric Sans Serif from 1953 magazine

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Vogue
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rob nolan

Anyone know the typeface in black? Thanks!

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Is that magazine Vogue, by any chance? Your sample reminds me of a typeface called Vogue which Intertype designed for Vogue Magazine in the 1930's.

The New Yorker used a custom typeface called NY Vogue Goat (an extrabold Vogue) until a recent design overhaul. Even still, there isn't currently a readily available copy of Vogue for license.

VF Sans, a typeface for Vanity Fair by James Montalbano, is really similar and has only recently been available for individuals to license. Montalbano says that he wasn't aiming to make a Vogue revival but I consider the multiple resulting weights of type to be a happy accident.

Two weights of Am Sans by Volker Busse, another similar to Vogue, used to be available through a lot of freeware sites. I'm not sure about the licensing details so I can't confidently recommend it.

Thanks for the reply! The magazine is actually 'Science Fiction Plus.' The typeface looks very similar to the ones you posted. However, the W, M, and Q are quite different. Just added a photo of the Q. Many thanks for all the info!

Here is another look at Vogue. My original sample didn't include these alternates.

Awesome, thanks! Looks like a match.

Rob, you have an interstellar bulls-eye.
AFAIK nobody has done a digital version.
The magazine was a unique publishing effort from 1953. An attempt to produce a Science Fiction magazine that was a slick, not a pulp. Hence the stylish typeface. Info on the magazine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science-Fiction_Plus BTW the wiki misses the fact that in addition to fiction, the magazine published extensive science speculation articles ranging from how to build an interstellar multi-generation spaceship -- with detailed plans -- to life on mars. I still have my copies of all seven issues.
Don