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very condensed slab serif from Herbie Hancock Quartet album, 1982

Can't place it...designed in 1982.
asked by Cpkc (197 points) Aug 11, 2015

1 Answer

+2 votes

Similar to wood typefaces labeled “Antique Condensed”, from which there are several digital revivals — Antique XX Extra Condensed from Wooden Type Fonts and Bamberg from Solotype come closest to this sample.

I get the feeling it is probably a film version of one of these wood faces which was stretched and modified (see unusual placement of ‘A’ bar) using phototypesetting technology.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,412 points) Aug 11, 2015