36th Art directors annual font

This is from the cover of the 36th art directors annual from 1957. Does anyone know the font?


The letterforms of these numerals are similar to those in Clarendon, but this is a very light display version which I could not find in my books. It also resembles the numerals from Torino, which is a sort of condensed Didone style, so these are two very different directions in which to look.

From 1957 means this is pre-digital, and whether something like this was ever digitized is a hard guess to make. I have some Photo-Lettering catalogs, but they rarely show numerals, so it will be hard to pin this down for me.

Good luck with your search, but this era was also one with a lot of hand-drawn lettering, which might turn out to be the answer.

- Mike Yanega

Thanks a lot Mike, I was taking a chance that it might be a combination of types since I found similarities in Modern no 20, Torino and some others to.