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Trans Antarctic Expedition font 1956-58


Looking to identify and reproduce this font. More examples may be found by web-searching Trans Antarctic Expedition, or tucker Sno-cat (name of the vehicle).

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asked by Lizzie May 14, 2017

2 Answers

+1 vote

Gill Sans Bold Condensed is very close (though the crossbar on the E is longer than on your sample).

answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,536 points) May 15, 2017
+1 vote

Hi, Lizzie! Like your other samples from this project I believe this is hand lettering, not a typeface. That said, the repeating letters are nearly identical, which could mean a template or stencil was used. So the best way to replicate this style is to hire a lettering artist — a font will only get close. kthomps5’s recommendation of Gill Sans is good. Also try Prenton Condensed.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,404 points) May 15, 2017