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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   (view post)
Helvetica Ultra Compressed   Suggested by Heron2001   (view post)


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

I do not know... "COMMUNIST MANIFESTO FONT"... PLEASE.


Oct 01, 2012 at 02:10

Try Impact or Haettenschweiler.
But they are both too thick.
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ascender/impact/

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

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/tilde/aurora/condensed/
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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