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Can anyone name this heavy sans-serif used in Soviet Gosizdat publications? Is there a digital equivalent available?

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This particular sample is from the cover of Novyi Lef 1/1928 by A Rodchenko, but it was used in various other publications as well. Full issues of the magazine LEF can be found at https://monoskop.org/LEF
asked by Ilari Jun 23, 2016

1 Answer

+1 vote

Probably some form of Railroad Gothic (ATF, 1906).

Titling Gothic was influenced by it, but unfortunately doesn't appear to support cyrillic:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/titling-gothic-fb/

 

answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,300 points) Jun 23, 2016
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