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Stadtheater Juni-Festwochen, Zürich 1959. Looks like Standard CT Medium.

Looks like Standard CT Medium or Gothic 725, but the "Stadtheater" title is a little different, especially the letter "a"
asked by Quiet (103 points) Oct 14, 2015
edited by Stewf Nov 18, 2015

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I think Standard CT and (one of the cuts of) Gothic 725 are the closest digital matches to 'Stadtheater'. Maybe the a's foot was cut off in the Stadtheater poster?

Royal Grotesk  and AG Old Face could be on that list too, but the bowl of the a and its stem join in a sharp corner. Josef Müller Brockmann used Akzidenz Grotesk in many (most?) of his works. This post on Fonts In Use has a Brockmann poster with an 'a' like the example above. The font is ID'ed as Akzidenz Grotesk.

answered by Het Mes Expert (809 points) Nov 18, 2015
selected by Stewf Nov 26, 2015
Good suggestions. This is most likely Akzidenz-Grotesk. The large type was probably wood (which would have slight variations between each size) or phototype. Neither will not be matched by any digital font.