Classic fonts used in Hitchcock etc

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Dunepilot, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Dunepilot macrumors 6502a

    Dunepilot

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    I'm planning a 7" vinyl single with my band, and while we were brainstorming for ideas for the look of the sleeve, I grabbed an old Hitchcock book I had hanging around, called Stories My Mother Never Told Me. It used a couple of these 50s-ish fonts which are quite simple, but look equally good in capitals or lower case. You know, the kind that Penguin Books sometimes uses, and those a bit similar to the London Underground Sans Serif font.

    I'm looking for a font/fonts a bit along the lines of those used on this book's cover for the words 'Alfred Hitchock':

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/explorer/0440182905/1/104-9865610-4063141

    I've found the London Underground font to be available at p22 font sitehttp://www.p22.com/products/london.html, but I'm really looking for more options, if anyone can point me in the right direction. They need to be free or no more expensive than the $30 p22 set.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The typeface at the bottom of the image is Futura Light or Thin, loosely kerned (letterspaced).

    The old Penguin books used to have Gill Sans on their covers, which has a similar feel to Edward Johnston's London Underground.

    Gill Sans Light may come as standard on Macs but I'm not sure, having removed all standard truetype fonts from my work machine. If so, try caps loosely spaced.
     
  3. Dunepilot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dunepilot

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    That's helpful, thank you.
     

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