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At the end of this forum discussion


someone posted this letter, which appears very close to Electra Bold:

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but it is not the same as examples I have seen on the web. Does anyone know what font this is?

Greetings typophiles!

I am an infrequent lurker coming out of the woodwork for the admittedly self-serving purpose of asking for advice :)

I am not a designer. I'm an artist (mostly photography) & Tarot reader. I used to do letterpress artists books in the mid90s & so acquired just enough typographical knowledge to be dangerous.

Long story short, I have been lusting after Electra for a long time & now have the funds to indulge such a purchase. But lo & behold, when I went searching for it, up popped Parkinson Electra too! I know what Electra looks like in the wild—that's why I want it. But I'm not aware of having seen Parkinson Electra in action, & I don't have the typographic eye to tell from samples if I will like it better, the same, or worse.

Monotype Imaging Introduces the Parkinson Electra Typeface Family

Inspired by the 1930s Electra Typeface, Parkinson Electra Offers New Vitality in a New Design

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 6-font Parkinson Electra® typeface family, available from Fonts.com. Designer Jim Parkinson based his design on the 1930s work of William Addison Dwiggins, whose Electra typeface created for the Linotype® collection has been widely considered a classic book face of the 20th century.

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