Wonky geometric from 1951 children's book

Birdseeding's picture

The inconsistent diacritics may have been lettered in afterwards, but the rest looks inkspread-typey enough, though not very 1950s in style. Any suggestions? This is from the 1950s Swedish children's book Petter och hans fyra getter.

fvilanakis's picture

Close similar: Lionel Text Genuine/Steam by Font Diner
It features a single story |a| though + some more differences

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I found it using Find my Font - http://www.findmyfont.com

Stephen Coles's picture

It's likely a metal typeface that has not been digitized. Erbar and Tempo are also similar. Unfortunately, neither of those interpretations are very good.

Stephen Coles's picture

Well, lookee here:

a guide 26

From a 1946 guide to lettering. Remarkable match. The rest of the book has pretty close lettered renditions of other typefaces so it must be something that was around at the time.

hrant's picture

Don't try that with Find my Font! :-)

hhp

Mark Simonson's picture

That would be Vogue, an Intertype face originally made in 1930 for Vogue magazine. VF Sans has a lot things in common with it, but I don't think there is a digital version of Vogue per se.

Stephen Coles's picture

Ahh, I knew it was something I knew once but forgot I knew it. Thanks, Mark.

Birdseeding's picture

Thanks Mark, you really do know your vintage type.

Mark Simonson's picture

I'm surprised it hasn't been digitized yet. I thought about doing it myself at one time.

Birdseeding's picture

Sounds like a fair idea what with the current market towards weird-looking geometrics. Would it make sense to iron out some of the "errors", or would it better serve the reigning fashion to leave them as is? :)

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