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I was at the Oregon Coast this summer and took a picture that I thought might interest, or at least temporarily entertain, some of you.
According to the Tillamook Air Museum, these letters are 100 feet tall (30.48 meters). Is this the largest Helvetica in the world? What would the point size be?


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Ha… measuring my Linotype Helvetica PDF, the 96 point characters have a cap height of .953” (approx.); therefor, my quick calculations indicate that type whose cap height is 100 feet (1,200 inches) would be equivalent to type whose nominal measure is 120,881 points… yeah, pretty large type. (If I

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That looks like a ground museum to me!