What typeface would represent the GG Bridge?

omar sandoval's picture

The Golden Gate Bridge just celebrated its 75th anniversary. I was wondering what typeface would best represent it.
Some attributes to think about…
-Built in 1937
-American Design
-Bridge Style: Art Deco / Modern

I am leaning towards:
-Broadway
-Gill Sans
-Franklin Gothic
-Din
-Bank Gothic

I would appreciate any thoughts.

HVB's picture

Grumpy http://www.typophile.com/node/77753
Disney's Grumpy was "born" in 1937
- Herb

omar sandoval's picture

Thank you kindly for your reply. I went with this one... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/omarsandoval/topographic-typography...

jlt's picture

I would have thought the types most closely identified with it would be advertising types from the ’30s with a California flair, as best exemplified by Jim Parkinson’s work:

http://www.myfonts.com/search/parkinson/fonts/

…especially the one named for it:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-goldengate-gothic/

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