1960s

As Types Grow Older – Re-Release of Grimoire and Sadness

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My very first typefaces Sadness and Grimoire have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry I had to ask myself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of my 20 year old fonts?

by Felix Braden

Zwartika (ultra black display face)

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I just saw the following post: http://typophile.com/node/119543
I was going to comment there with some shameless self-promotion, as the postwar theme relates strongly to what I've been doing in the past weeks. However, I wanted to give so much background information that it would just be embarrassing to present that in the aforementioned thread.

First off, I'm going to tell something about the project so if you're only interested in the typeface, scroll down.

1960s/70s curly newspaper column font

Hi guys - can anybody help me with this one? It's the banner for 'The Riki Lash Lazaar Show', long-running column in the tabloid the Majorca Daily Bulletin. So long-running in fact that this font may date from the late 60s. Sorry about the small image (it's from the net), but I thin you can make out enough detail. if not I can maybe make a bigger scan.
Thanks in advance

Campo Grafico, Stille Industria, Artrosil and others

Dear all!

I’m doing a project for my MA in Communication at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) in Porto, Portugal. The theme of the project is Italian Graphics during the period between 1930 and 1960. I need your help to try to identify some of the typefaces used in some of the publications (see attachments) that were printed at the time. Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Ricardo Calabaça

New Release - Leibix

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Leibix, inspired by a jolly trademark of the past, is a fun family of five typefaces which transcends different eras of the past. It has elements of the 1920s in its design, but is equally at home with projects having a 1970s theme of an up to the minute modern one. Leibix is intended for eye catching cartoon captions, in posters of anywhere else a casual impact is required.

Greater Albion is offering Leibix at an introductory 40% discount on Myfonts.

Two New Releases From Greater Albion

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Here are samples of Greater Albion Typefounders' latest two releases, which have just launched on myfonts.com and fontspring.com.

Paragon is a display Roman family of nine faces, combining elements of formality and fun. It embodies a high degree of contrast between near hairline horizontal strokes and bold vertical strokes. The family is offered in three widths and in regular, small capitals and title faces. Use Paragon to lend impact to your next design project.

Now for Something Completely Different

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Remember those 1970s science fiction dramas which had such charming 'futuristic' sets and backdrops? Remember the intriguing 'future' lettering and signage the set designers would devise-often coupled with interesting 'futuristic' spellings? Movella, Greater Albion's latest release, is something of a new departure for us and is a family of three typefaces inspired by that design ethos. The three faces- regular, italic and the 3d solid form - are all capitals faces which combine a feeling of 'retro-futuristic' design with easy legibility.

Movella can now be found on Myfonts and Fontspring. Here'a sample of it in action:

(x) THE FRIGHTENED CITY 1961 A dead font?/ Bold condensed stencil sans - similar to Futura, Avant Garde {Nick Curtis, Mike Y}

I am quite hoping to identify the font from the 1961 poster for "The Frightened City." I am guessing the stencil variety was custom and is not available, however, I would be perfectly content knowing the basic font character set used here or any other information about these characters. I've been searching for a few years for this font, but with no luck. Proxima Nova condensed Black is somewhat close, but not exactly it. The Gs, Cs, and Rs are not right. Thanks much in advance!!