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looking for 1930-1950 industrial style lettering, esp. logos


I've been looking and not really finding lettering from the 1930-1950 - real lettering, not remakes of.
The "Vespa" style is what I'd really like to find more of. Car logos have been my best resource so far,
but industrial style product or company logos would really be good. Attached is some of what I've found.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Dan Cotton

Custom Face For Logotype


Hello, I've been working on some custom lettering that could potentially be used for our agency's corporate identity (if it turns out good enough). I'm at the point where I've been tweaking it and staring at it way too long, and can't tell what's working and what's not. Any feedback on overall balance, consistency, weight, color, etc. would be much appreciated. I'm not a type designer, so please don't omit any obvious issues!

(Don't pay any mind to the words themselves. They are just randomly chosen so I'm not showing everyone who I work for.)


Brut Sans-Serif

Hello Typophilers
Just wondering if anyone can point us in the right direction in finding a font similar to the image attached, I'm currently working with Berber (Steven Banham) but options would be good.

CAD / engineering software label type

hi there. i found this gorgeous (to me) type and was wondering if there's a font for it. it's from an industrial brochure and seems to be straight from the CAD software.

it also reminds me a lot of a face used often in japanese video games (though this one is much more crude in its vector paths), if anyone knows of that either.

peep the attached gif or take a look at the source pdf below...

mucho thankerz,

Public Gothic speaks more languages


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What's included?

"Normandie" and "Normandie Text" - Fonts up for Critique


"Normandie" is a new Art Deco / industrial sans font I've designed, named after the 1930's French ocean liner SS Normandie. I currently have nine weights done, though next I'm planning on adding a set of italics as well as perhaps a condensed variant.

Since Normandie is really only designed to work at display sizes, I've also designed a "companion", called "Normandie Text". I've toned down some of the more eccentric pieces of the original Normandie design, enlarged the x-height, slightly condensed the uppercase and altered the forms slightly to make it less "geometric". The hope is that this will read well at text sizes while still acting as a "little brother" to Normandie.

Let me know what you think!

Looking for a font similar to this... 60's / 70's Utilitarian / Cold War

Hi there,

I'm looking for a font that is similar to this one: http://twitpic.com/19kohb

This would have been fine but the 'S' has been really lazily executed, so I refuse to use it as it would bug the hell out of me. Any suggestions would be welcome.


(x) Industrial Caps from a Nikon Manual - Futura, Stymie, handdrawn/similar to Refrigerator, Filmotype Glenlake {Lex}

Hello fine typophiles!

I've got an old manual here for a Nikon Motor Drive. I'm entirely enamored of the large, structural capitals reading 'MD-4' - does anyone happen to recognize this face?