1970s

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I'm looking for people's suggestions on typefaces that are evocative of 1970s glamour, please.. any contributions gratefully received.

I am putting together a new 7x10 book in a classic pulp layout with the 2 columns, illustrations and ads. I was wondering what font choices the typophile community would recommend.

I am a big face of deco display faces, but I am having a hard time deciding what would be an optimal body font.

The wrinkle that complicates things is that the visual style of the book is a combination between the 1970s and the 1930 after the books 2 protagonists.

I am mainly concerned for the print edition at this point, but something that would be able to be embedded in an ebook would be a plus.

Many thanks

I found these in an archive at an old school. I believe they are from the 70s though I could be mistaken. One of the faces looks similar to Futura and Century Gothic and the other I'm not sure may be closer to an Optima style.

Can anyone figure these out?

Anyone recognize this font? I've also seen it used on a few album covers.

Thanks!

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Mad Men's SC&P

Curious what you guys think of Mad Men's "Sterling Cooper & Partners" logo.

The monospaced one is used in James May's book 'How to land an A330 Airbus', and the grotesque one is from a 70's NASA technical report. Any pointers will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Hi, hoping you might help identify this typeface...? Thanks in advance for any leads...

This is the full image here:
http://courses.washington.edu/englhtml/supp131/vbpossess.jpg

Hi everyone. Any help identifying this vaguely 1970s bold serif (or recommend similar) would be greatly appreciated. It's currently being used in American Apparel web ads.

I'm trying to identify this font which I appears on a number of albums from the seventies I have. These are mostly cheapo easy-listening or kids' LPs, but I've also seen the font on late 70s soul and funk albums.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

Hallo people, long time no see.

I found here

http://www.placehacking.co.uk/2011/04/24/security-breach-london-mail-rail/

a photo of this Sign? Logo? of the London mail rail. I wonder if it is completely custom or an existing/tweaked typeface. Thanks!

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.

Albia Nova is a bit of a new departure for Greater Albion-an unashamedly futuristic typeface. It was originally developed for a friend of ours-a set designed who needed some lettering on props for a science fiction play-the brief was to evolve conventional letter forms and speculate as to what they may look like in the future. As released Albia Nova is a more refined version of this idea, placing a bit more emphasis on readability (today) over evolution of the letterforms. The result is good for giving design projects a futuristic feel, but also has something of the 1970s and 1980s about it.

AlbiaNova has released on Myfonts at a 40% introductory discount.

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.

Mynaruse Royale is an expansion of Mynaruse Titling. It features script capitals and widely tracked and smaller titling capitals. Mynaruse Royale has plenty of character and, with its powerful and sharp serifs that draw the eye. Mynaruse Royale is useful in settings that call for titling with an extra touch of elegance, such as a storefront, wedding program or formal invitation.
Mynaruse Royale contains a number of OpenType alternates, including alternate forms for the capitals that are large, drop cap like capitals instead of the calligraphic script capitals found in the default forms. Additionally there are non widely tracked lowercase forms that work well with the included alternate characters and ligatures.

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:

A new, hopefully refreshingly mad, typeface just released at Myfonts.

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