Finnish Donald Duck comics (Aku Ankka) balloon fonts

Ville Salervo's picture

I'm trying to identify different typefaces used in the Finnish Aku Ankka magazine throughout the years and since the scans I found are rather dodgy I'm in need of a helping hand.

From 1951 to beginning of 1961. An italic typeface with characteristics from Gill Sans and Futura. All-caps.
http://www.iskelma.fi/files/content_800/2011_12_05_4edc748ad9ded.jpg

Early 1960´s:
Upparcase/lowercase style introduced, some resemblence to Futura again.
http://www.antikvariaattimakedonia.fi/moog//Images/manual/Aku%20Ankka%20...

Thank you in advance!

Ville

quadibloc's picture

Both samples appear to illustrate different weights of W. A. Dwiggins' Metro, designed for Linotype.

EDIT: Now, I'm not so sure, since the J going below the line in the all-caps italic sample does not seem to be characteristic of Metro, even though that face still does look similar.

oldnick's picture

John is probably right; cheap, new and improved version here...

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/examiner-nf/

Ville Salervo's picture

Hey! Thank you both!

Metro really seems to be really close to what I'm after here. Will examine further and get back with the findings!

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