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1950s cursive typeface for Continental Hilton

Hello. This is the first time I'm posting here and I hope you can help me. I've grown obsessed with this typeface and want to use it for a personal project, but I don't know its name. It was used in the 1950's for the Continental Hilton hotel in Mexico City. Sadly, the hotel doesn't exist anymore since it was destroyed in 1985 and few pictures remain today. The attached file is the best quality I could find. Hopefully somebody recognizes it and finally solves this mystery for me. Thanks in advance!
asked by President Killer Nov 5, 2018
edited by Stewf Nov 6, 2018

2 Answers

+1 vote

Sorry, but what you’ve fallen in love with is custom lettering, not a typeface.

Vaguely similar:



Doris Day

Movie Makers

Also check out the Bluemlein Scripts, digital revivals of mid-century lettering by Sudtipos Foundry.


answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,442 points) Nov 6, 2018
edited by kthomps5 Nov 6, 2018
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See also:

answered by Stewf Expert (3,357 points) Nov 6, 2018