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PLEASE HELP me find this font, circa early 1960s to mid-60s. I have to re-create this sign for a museum piece.

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I have uploaded to many font identifiers with no luck. As you notice, the M, G, R & S are very stylized. This is making me think this is a grotesque/grotesk, din or gothic font. I have looked at Compacta, Jay Gothic URW, FF Din, Neue Aurora, Eurostile Condensed plus many others, to no avail.

Thank you in advance for your help!
asked by Erica Jun 17

1 Answer

+1 vote

If it was a typeface, and not lettering created by General Motors advertising department, it doesn’t appear to have survived into the digital age.

You may have to mix and match a few typefaces, and do a bit of surgery on them, to approximate it.

Agency FB and Warp Three NF are good for the overall look, but not great for the R and K, and you’d have to shorten the terminal strokes on the G, C and S to match the shorter ones on your sample.

You could use something like Public Gothic for the R and K.

 

answered by kthomps5 Expert (1,944 points) Jun 17
Thank you very much! This helps immensely. :)
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