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Searching for the font used on David Attenborough's Bookcovers.

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Greg Yerbury

I have looked at similar fonts URW Classico, Optima etc close but no cigar. 

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Riccardo Sartori

A glyphic design with some distinctive lowercase letters (|f|g|t|) and very round counters.

After extensive research, I haven’t found a match. Whatever it is, it doesn’t seem to have been transitioned to digital.

A possible, less quirky, alternative could be the fairly recent (2015) Clasica Sans.


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Ralf Herrmann
23 minutes ago, JacquesHard said:

Why don't you think that it has been digitalized?

Because we would have probably found it by now if it were. 😉 

It might be worth to ask the designer of Classica Sans where the inspiration came from. I think there is a very good chance it is based on the phototypesetting font used for the books. 

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Greg Yerbury

It is a typeface that, I think, should have a commercial revival, as it is quite distinctive. 

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Kevin Thompson

I sent an email to the folks at Letterbox, for whom Heather Walker did the digitization. They said they had concluded that a commercial release would require permission of Wayne’s estate (he died in 2011); they might consider publishing the design if that could be achieved.

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