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I know the name of this but can't find a downloadable or high res version.

Can anyone help?

Its from the bruce foundry. no. 508 Black Open.

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Riccardo Sartori

The references I could gather about a Black Open from Bruce point to a typeface that looks different from your sample.

Also, the file name of your sample contains the name Ray Shaded, another typeface from Bruce.

Edit: Ah, I found a specimen. Unfortunately of absymal quality.

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Riccardo Sartori

I was editing my post. See above. Not useable, I'm afraid.

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Guest

Yeah i'd seen that one too. Thanks for trying!

 

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Guest

Thanks Kevin. The lower case isn't quite right though. Here's what i'm trying to recreate..

any ideas?739386658_darwennews.thumb.jpg.73f52a5f87400fce67793598b4dd4e8e.jpg

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Gecko

http://fontpro.com/black-family-font-8461

"Shadowed Black Family" looks pretty close to me. Comes in 8 different styles, with the "incised black normal" appearing to be the closest match.

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Greg Yerbury

Is this the font that Kevin meant?

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Riccardo Sartori
5 hours ago, Gecko said:

"Shadowed Black Family" looks pretty close to me.

It’s the same suggested by Kevin, and is indeed a revival of the typeface shown in the original post.

Problem is, I don’t think that Black Open is the the right one in this case.

On 3/12/2019 at 4:42 PM, nutmeg said:

The lower case isn't quite right though. Here's what i'm trying to recreate..

any ideas?739386658_darwennews.thumb.jpg.73f52a5f87400fce67793598b4dd4e8e.jpg

As most mastheads, it’s probably handlettered, not set in any particular typeface.

The |w| with ascender and other elements remind me of some cuts of Old English/Cloister Black (with the |a| from Wedding Text).

For something in the same vein, already incised, there is Journalistic:

 

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Gecko

The lower case "w" is different in the original post, it has no ascender.

         Its from the bruce foundry. no. 508 Black Open

The closest I see is as both Kevin Tompson and I agree (we found the same font family from different sources) "Incised Black", and I agree with Kevin - Paul Lloyd did a rather heavy-handed (very heavy) digital revival.

Notice the lower case "o" and the "p" he auto traced the glyphs and missed the tops of those two letters, making them rather ugly and ungainly - an easy fix in Fontographer though.

Though a cleaner version would be nice - but a timely production.

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Guest

Thanks for your reply. I agree it is a bit heavy handed.

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Riccardo Sartori
6 hours ago, Gecko said:

The lower case "w" is different in the original post

It's not just the |w|, there are a number of differencies, in both lowercase and uppercase, between Black Open n. 508 and the Darwen News masthead.

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Gecko

So what exactly are we looking for the first post a) Black Open 508 or b) Darwen News masthead.

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Guest

I would like to recreate the masthead. The original newspapers only exist on microfilm and are poor quality.

 

 

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Gecko

Nutmeg here is an editable vector file of the masthead log you require. Simply download and you can edit it if you like in Adobe Illustrator, or any other vector based drawing program.

The Darwen News Masthead.eps

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Gecko
Posted (edited)

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Not 100% happy with the Capital D & N will tweak it a little. I will enlarge those incised areas a bit more.
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Greg Yerbury

what programme did you do that in?

 

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Gecko

Adobe Illustrator.

 

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Guest

Wow! Thanks so much Gecko!

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Gecko
Posted (edited)

Nutmeg use this version I opened up the incised areas I I think it is sweeter.The Darwen News Masthead.eps

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Looking at the computer screen too long I developed a stammer.

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Posted (edited)

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That's the trouble with doing this kind of work, when your a perfectionist, you never find out when to quit and call it finished.
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Gecko

Riccardo maybe WE nailed it. Lets call it success.

 

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Guest

Definitely a success. Thanks again.

 

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