Anyone know the origin of these letters?
I've been wondering a lot about these letters after reading Ray Larabie's description of his Metal Lord typeface:
I did some research and found the following:
Vic Fair (designer of the David Bowie poster) says he did not do the type, but can't remeber who did it (see comments):
A user here claims former Iron Maiden vocalist Dennis Willcock designed the logo by using an already existing typeface:
Below are some artwork with the same type. Some are slightly adjusted, others have the exact same letters, which makes me think it's a typeface.
Not quite. Metal Lord is a digital interpretation, but these examples all came sooner. The original was phototype of unknown origin, though Fontastique claims to know.