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History of compacta (urgent)


Hi there! Does anyone have any information about the sans serif font, Compacta? My classmate and I were assigned to this font and are required to do a research on it. So far i have got the year it was created and the creator, Fred Lambert. I need the history of the font; eg. why is it named compacta, how the designer came about this design. We failed this assignment as we did not have enough information and now are given a second chance. Pls pls help us if you know anything or if you have any related links! Thank you so much!!

Help for fred lambert's compacta

Hello to all type fans!

I'm in desperate help of a school assignment i'm currently working on. :(
The brief was to find out about the history of a certain font.

I was assigned to fred lambert's compacta.

Searched high and low on google and the library for him on the related font, but efforts were in vain.

I came across this book by the name of "American type design and designers" as reference according to some helpful source.
Only after reading more, i came to realize there's very little info about him.

It's only about letraset corporation set-up and compacta being the company's 1st letraset font to be created.

I can't figure these questions as the answers have to be long, not some one or two lines.

(1)Reason behind the font
(2)Reason behind the font’s name

Examples of using Compacta

Hi guys,
I am new to this forum, but I have been reading and learning as an anonymous visitor for quite a while. Thank you, guys, for letting your awesome expertise be available to dilettantes like me!

Here's my first question:

Do any of you know any good examples of the use of Compacta. I recently used it for a project, after having researched which font to use for a few months, and can't entirely stop. Here's what triggered my use of the font, a cover I spotted while the camera trucked over a magazine rack in Jean-Luc Godard's "Sympathy for the Devil" (1968).

(x) Limfjords Porter stout beer label - Compacta (modified) {Lex}

Dear Typophiles,

Can you help me identify the font used for the word LIMFJORDS·PORTER on the attached picture? The beer is my absolute favorite. The kerning on the label looks a bit odd, but the taste (of the beer, not the label) is top-notch.

Best regards,
Emil Hedevang