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Old Aug 3, 2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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Looking for fonts used in manuals of the 1970/80s.

Hello.

I'm currently working on some "diagrams" for standardising the procedure of capturing tapes for our 1000+ tapes project and thought of using fonts from those printed manuals used in the 70/80s, as a gimmick and as some photos have that vibe.



If anyone knows of such fonts or similar ones, preferable free, I would be very grateful for those.

If someone knows links to PDF or scans for manuals from that time period, that would be very helpful too.

Thanks in advance for reading and knowing something.

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Old Aug 3, 2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Scan some of the text at high-res, crop a few words, then upload as a jpg to www.whatthefont.com. It's a great site and can often match, or come close, to the font you're looking for.
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 11:45 AM   #3
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Some popular 70s/80s fonts:

Eras
Berthold City (I think)
Cooper
Modula
Franklin Gothic
Cheltenham
Peignot
Stuff by Neville Brody...
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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Some popular 70s/80s fonts:

Eras
Berthold City (I think)
Cooper
Modula
Franklin Gothic
Cheltenham
Peignot
Stuff by Neville Brody...
Add Helvetica to your list as it was the most common font used for almost anything in this time period!
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Old Aug 4, 2010, 09:29 PM   #5
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Helvetica has been one of, if not the most widely used typeface (roman characters anyway) for decades.

There's nothing specifically '80s about it.
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