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Masthead of an old Italian cooking Magazine dated 1950

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Is this hand lettering or an existing typeface?
asked by Matteo Bologna Aug 7, 2017

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Hi Matteo! I believe this is lettering. Note that every letter is unique, especially apparent in the first ‘A’ and the ‘C’s. Check out this post for some similar typefaces. Further afield, you might also like Fritz Ehmcke’s other work. Dan Reynolds did a nice reinterpretation of Ehmcke-Rustika, for Fontstore called Rustic.

answered by Stewf Expert (3,404 points) Aug 8, 2017
On second thought, perhaps some of those letters are just alternates as the rest of the repeating letters appear to match.

Found another image. I think every letter is indeed unique. The counters give it away when the shapes don't.

Stephen, I think Ehmke's work is not the answer, the serifs here are not designed with a flat nib.

I guess I'll make my own font ;)

Thanks a lot
As I said, Ehmcke was not the answer, just another question. But please do make something!