mecanorma astral font: dream or reality?

delgre's picture

does anyone know if there is a good digital version of this mecanorma typeface "astral"?
i've been searching without any positive results

thanks in advance


fvilanakis's picture

The only one I can find is a low quality free font named Easter Sunrise by Renn Crump

I found it using Find my Font -

delgre's picture

yes, i know that one, but it's really awful..
and the same happens for other nice fonts such as MN Pluto



oldnick's picture

Well it would be pretty simple to produce, if FontLab’s Merge Contours feature worked a little more reliably…

delgre's picture

dear nick, i know you're doing a lovely/precious work on that kind of typefaces, and i'm kind of collecting it; if you would consider working also on astral, it would really be nice


Theunis de Jong's picture

The only relevant image that Google finds for "mecanorma astral" is ... the one above! Sadly, I lost my Mecanorma sample book ages ago. I cannot recall the last time I used a real rub-off font.

Did you scan this yourself? If so, can you post a hi-res scan of a couple of characters? I'm trying to see if all characters have the same background image (or with just tiny variations).

On a related note: would the background in the punctuation be missing because it was too difficult to do, or for purely artistic reasons?

bowfinpw's picture

I guess there would rarely be uses for this lettering where you would use punctuation. This isn't a font for sentences, I would say.

- Mike Yanega

delgre's picture

yes, this is a low-res version of a pic i scanned several months ago from a paper catalog: the original image is pretty little, so the high res scan shows print imperfections and the paper texture; however, as soon as i'll be' back in my studio i'll check and post it; punctuation background image is missing and i guess this is because there is not enough room inside them, and because you're not supposed to go too long with that kind of weird/funny display font


Ankh's picture

CanadaType seems to be selling some of the old Mecanorma fonts, so you could contact them and ask.

hrant's picture

I know that Neufville in Barcelona has some relationship to Mecanorma.


SvH's picture

Nice to see there is still an interest in Mecanorma Fonts. I am one of the owners of the new company that owns all Mecanorma fonts. I can tell you that the requested font is currently not available as a digital font.

Of the many fonts we have, only a small amount are available in digital format.

hrant's picture

Great of you to show up! Of course it will take time to revive everything in digital - but is there a simple list of the fonts somewhere? That might help some people quite a bit.

BTW, I think there are a lot of unauthorized digital versions of your fonts all around the Internet... Do you plan on taking any action against those?


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