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Western Electric Theater Plaque Font

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cwboykin

I'm representing Western Electric (W.E.), now a privately owned company, and am requesting some help with a font used on plaques that were hung outside theaters that utilized W.E. sound equipment during the 1920s and 30s. The font has a heavy, extended, era-distinctive art-deco look. I've done a bit of surface research and haven't had any luck! The closest I can find is font family called Gaspardo (click).

I've included an image of the full plaque and a cropped image of the specific font I'm looking for. I'm hoping this is a font that exists, as it will come in handy with some brand development projects we're in the middle of. We're hoping to recapture a bit of company history. Hopefully it's not lost forever!

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Ralf Herrmann

I’m very sure that is lettering, not a font. Look at the different Ds for example in the separate lines. 

But you could ask a graphic designer to vectorize that design or a type designer to create a font based on the available letters. 

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BrandGCreative

I realize this was posted some time ago, but if you are interested in that font, I can definitely recreate it for you.  Just reply here or send an email to graham @ brandgcreative.com.  Thanks!  

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