DEMAG industrial looking face - various {gang}

Hi everybody… do you maybe know a font that looks like this?

http://skriptlab.13thparallel.org/x/demag.jpg

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Looks like one of those license plate designs.

hhp

Thanks.

It’s part of a 1909 heavy industrial machine :) Do you have a link to the font you were thinking of, or a hint where I can get it?

I’m not good at cataloging this stuff, but if you wait a few hours the people who really know this stuff will come out of the woodwork, with more than you ever wanted to know…  :-)

hhp

Here are some squared license platers:

Core’s Sauerkrauto
http://www.core.nu/v6/fonts_full.html

Mueller’s FE Engschrift
http://www.lineto.com/cont_cat.html?ID=159&dir_id=60

But the type in your sample is a fairly simple.
You might do well using a DIN, chopping off the
‘G’ and then rounding the corners:

FF DIN
http://www.fontfont.de/packages/din9467/dinbol8320/dinbol8320_xx.html

Adobe DIN Mittelschrift
http://www.adobe.com:80/type/browser/F/DINS/F_DINS-10005000.html

URW Fette Mittelschrift
http://www.urwpp.de/cgi-bin1/dalcgi/english/Fliste0.htd?auswahl=4&firstchar=*din*&fontnummer=f005000d

Stephen

Stephen, I hope you didn’t take offense at “hours”…

hhp

Not at all. You were right. I’m over 6
hours late. See what happens when I sleep?

The DIN fonts are perfect! Not exactly the same thingy, but it has the right atmosphere, my example must be some DIN letters then.

Wow, thanks!

Here’s one better:

Typophile Forums: Critique: Sans Serif: Unicratica (by Ole Sorensen)

PS- DIN is great. But buy the FontShop (FontFont) cut. The
weights are much more intelligently put together
than the other leading brand.