This font has me stumped

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
Anybody recognize it?
 

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Fred Weiss

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Here's the Broadway font character set with the example text also shown. As you can see there are numerous differences. So many that it seems doubtful that it is a modified version of Broadway.

The example font certainly has some similarities and may have been inspired by Broadway but there it is decorating a national park ..... so one might conclude that it was done from a font that should be commercially available.
 

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Roy Frisby

New Member
Maybe it's an older letter that was made by Spanjer Bros.
I ran across that same letter style on a school name change
job a while back. We just ordered all new letters from
another mfg. since Spanjer Bros. in no longer in business and
that particular letter style couldn't be found.
 

Shovelhead

New Member
The "P" and the "R" don't look right at all......

...betcha it is BROADWAY with fattened strokes and modifired
"P" and "R"
 

Baz

New Member
I cant find it in what i got ... but damn ... im sure i saw that font before .. a long time ago ... when i was working with Graphix Advantage ... Look up old Gerber fonts if you can.
 

Fred Weiss

Merchant Member
I've been through all the Gerber fonts as well so save your time on that. Even had a buddy dig out an old Spanger Bros. catalog and it wasn't in their offerings.

The sign is more than 20 years old so it may have its origins in photo type rather than digital anyway.
 

Baz

New Member
Oh my god!

Get out the 'ol projector ... dust it off ... do allot of photocopies, cut out each individual letter, set your type ... then blow up your patern ... Trace it out with a pencil ... transfer the patern onto the substrate with carbon paper ... then hand cut it or letter it !!!

LOL!! damn im happy we dont have to go through that anymore!!

So you better find that font!!! :biggrin:
 
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