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"Communist Manifesto" FONT PLEASE.

Oct 01, 2012 at 00:28

"Communist Manifesto"  FONT PLEASE.

Edited 2 times. Last edit on Oct 01, 2012 at 00:35 by alannoise

Suggested fonts

Rama Gothic Condensed Heavy  Suggested by ToxicHippo 
Helvetica Ultra Compressed  Suggested by Heron2001 

Oct 01, 2012 at 00:29

The little "40 cents" in the corner makes me think this was printed in the days of actual press printing - so not digital fonts then...there might be a similar/identical one around nowadays though.

Oct 01, 2012 at 00:34


Oct 01, 2012 at 02:10

Try Impact or Haettenschweiler.
But they are both too thick.

Edited on Oct 01, 2012 at 02:15 by rocamaco

Oct 01, 2012 at 02:40

love it. hope it gets found!

Edited on Oct 01, 2012 at 02:40 by movoxo_

Oct 01, 2012 at 03:38
Many lower case letters are very similar in this one, but that's as far as it gets...I really think the font in the pic is not a digital font.

Oct 01, 2012 at 20:55

This is pretty close.

Oct 01, 2012 at 21:12

Oct 01, 2012 at 21:20

alannoise, your best bet is to use what Heron2001 suggested, as I said before, there is probably no font.
@Heron2001, I think the Helvetica is closer, no?

Oct 01, 2012 at 21:24

It is Helvetica - but it is Ultra Compressed and probably should be condensed a bit more manually. Helvetica came to the States in the late 1950s - as hot metal. It was also a font that when converted to digital, every manufacturer made their own version... I was Alphatype - so ours was called Claro - can we find the exact Helvetica that was used... probably not... unless you go to the hot metal shop that was left up as a museum in Manhattan (or Maine... there is one there too!)

FYI - it was probably from typositor... and that means many more Helvetica drawings... VGC, Chicago, etc.

Edited on Oct 01, 2012 at 21:27 by Heron2001

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