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Münchner Merkur Galliard -esque newspaper nameplate

I spotted this amazing logo in München recently,

Doing some research I saw that their current name plate is not this one, and quite uninspiring

Digging further back I found examples that are close and look like a condense Galliard, but are definitely not the same as the photo I took:

Notice especially the way the r hooks around in a brush-like or talon like manner in the photo.

Any help is appreciated!



Hey everyone. Sorry about the subject title...needed something to lure you in :D

Anyways, I posted a similar thread in this forum called Kill this layout! (Are we seeing a pattern here?), wherein I have a selection of layout ideas that I have presented for lambasting by Typophile frequenters, e.g. hrant, Birdseeding, sanderpe.

15 weeks on, I have boiled down the best of those ideas, argued constructively with the powers-that-be for a decent budget for fonts, and tried to learn how to do Illustrator, to come up with this.

Newspaper Redesign

My college newspaper has asked me to update the fonts for them. They currently use Kepler for the the masthead and body copy, and Trade Gothic for the headlines and bylines. The editor-in-chief wants the paper to look urban and modern, similar to the Chicago Reader. I am recommending Intro Inline for the Masthead, Lubalin Graph for the headlines and bylines, and Utopia for the body copy. Are these fonts appropriate?

Helvetica-like condensed, $200 reward

Yes, really, I am offering a reward of up to $200 for information leading to the apprehension of the font used in a document. I am mildly stumped, and running out of time.

Details on my blog here: http://www.thomasphinney.com/2013/02/font-id-reward/

Plus, assuming my client lets me talk about it afterwards, you could be immortalized in one of my “font detective” talks. :)

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

Earthquake Sans - WIP - Critique


I've been working on my first font; it tries to channel early woodblock display fonts, with a very low-fidelity, imprecise and analogue quality. There are no straight lines, and a plenty of intentional 'defects'.

There's a couple of sharp corners that I still need to go over, but I'm wondering a lot about the broader direction that I want to move in.

A short sample: http://cl.ly/I5W0

Full PDF sample: http://cl.ly/I5D3

It's really designed for low quality newsprint (I made the first few letters for my school's newspaper) so I encourage you to print it out and look at it on the page if you have the time and patience.

I haven't done anything more than side bearing-based spacing yet (the & entering the P is a mistake, not a ligature.)

L'AURORE : 1898 French Sans Serif Newspaper Flag

I saw a scan of the front-page of this 1898 French newspaper, and it's captivated me. I know it's highly unlikely there's an exact match, being so old, but something close would be awesome too. It's somewhat like Landry Gothic, but it's different in the shape of the R and the E's subtle slope down on the top leg, and therefore has too contemporary a feel.

Proofing text on newsprint


I’m in the process of redesigning a newspaper, and I’m wondering if there is a way I can more accurately print proofs. Crisp laser printouts are nice, but I want get a feel for how the design will work in its ‘native’ media.

Does anyone have experience putting newsprint through an inkjet printer? Can it be done effectively? I’m pretty sure I can get some of the same paper the news is printed on.

My other alternative is to experiment with type in a house/fill ad that runs in the actual newspaper. This is probably most accurate, but totally up to chance, and only available once a week.

Any advice or information is most appreciated. Thanks.

Term for newspaper heading / logo

Hi, typophiles! I usually use the term masthead to refer to the large logo at the top of a front page of a newspaper; I've recently found that masthead actually means something different (list of staff), and that I should be using the term "heading." This seems like a rather broad term, though. Is there a specific term for this section at the top of the front page with the logo, tagline, date, etc?



Ready Media - Newspaper and Magazine Templates


Ready Media changes the way magazines and newspapers are designed. By providing a complete set of templates for every kind of page, publication production is vastly streamlined

With partners Roger Black, Eduardo Danilo, Sam Berlow, Robb Rice and David Berlow, they're not kidding around...

Someone convince me this does not bode ill for the rest of the design profession...?

Newspaper Redesign Critique!

Professional typographers and designers,

I've been redesigning our school newspaper for weeks/months when I can fit it in between my schoolwork.
I'm throwing it up for critique here.
I'll also post what I started with.
Please let me know your honest opinions.
Is the new design more succesful? If so, why?
Is the nameplate too edgy?
I'm eager to hear anything you can offer me.

Many thanks,