Retro Sans on Sheet Music (Casablanca film music), possibly hand-drawn

Alessio's picture

On some sheet music that my orchestra is doing (we're including some film classics in this concert, we normally do completely classical... which I prefer, to be honest), I saw this nice type. I'm unsure of its origin, seeing the irregularities in the third and fourth "As" (left leg/crossbar junction, left crossbar tip) and the "T" and "U" (irregularities), so I'm wondering if this header was actually hand-drawn. Does anyone recognize it (it's quite possibly obvious to most of you awesome type pros!)

Thanks! -Joe

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riccard0's picture

Please use the Edit link to move the thread up to the main Type ID Board.

Alessio's picture

Woops, my bad!

oldnick's picture

The title appears to have been made with a lettering template; in this particular instance, it appears that the pen nib or reservoir may have run out of ink during the tracing of a few characters.

Alessio's picture

@Oldnick Thanks, sort of a stencil? Part of it may be the age of the sheet music so the ink is distressed somewhat. If it's not an actual typeface that you know of I may try to fill in the missing characters and make it one for the general good, it's a pretty good-looking face in my opinion.

oldnick's picture

Yeah, sort of a stencil, kinda like this…

HVB's picture

I was thinking that it might have been done with something like a Leroy Lettering set.

Alessio's picture

Thanks for the help guys. I may try to come up with the undisplayed characters and turn it into a display font, for kicks, who knows.

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