St. Louis 1924 engraving

ChuckGroth's picture

Hello, friends!

I was hoping someone could point me to a face that this engraving might have been based on.
Something close, preferring predating 1924.

Thanks!

Lima's picture

You mean, like Trajan?

ChuckGroth's picture

Lima-
Yeah, like Trajan, but I was hoping we might find a face from the 20s. Twombly made Trajan in the late 80s.

Aren't the "O," "R," and "2" terrific?

Lima's picture

I see, sorry I couldn't be of any help.

You're right, too, the lettering is beautiful.

marcox's picture

Grand Central from Font Bureau has some of the same flavor and is based on a typeface that predates your sample. You'll like the R.

http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/serif/GrandCentral/

Atwe's picture

Centaur was designed in 1914 and bears some resemblance (and is a nice, elegant titling face).

flooce's picture

Does it matter that Trajan was designed in the 80s, when it was modeled after 113 AD?

ChuckGroth's picture

Thanks. As always, this gang was very helpful.
Grand Central is very nice and Centaur has some characteristics that are close, too.
I just wish I could find something with that crazy "O"!

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