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just looking for a match to this "Q"

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Thank you guys very much for the help. I spent about two hours going through I don't know how many different fonts looking for that queue. I didn't realize how difficult it was to find one letter. LOL. I had a text for the numbers that was pretty much spot-on but this is so much better and easier. I believe I went with the heveltica medium? 

Thanks again guys!

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15 hours ago, George Thomas said:

the original is not Helvetica. Look at the contrast.

Yes, the contrast is off, the weight looks too light for Bold and too dark for Medium. Also the zero is unusually wide.

Part of these differences could be accounted to the angle of the photo (and the possibly non flat surface), and, of course, to the reproduction via vinyl letters. But the construction of |1|7|2| is so specific that I think the original is indeed Helvetica. Which version or knock-off of Helvetica, that’s another problem.

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1 hour ago, Gizzmo said:

the Q and 0 are a bit less round than the image. Neue Haas is closer

You are right, and that proves my point. From the presentation of Neue Haas Grotesk:


The digital version of Helvetica that everyone knows and uses today is quite different from the typeface’s pre-digital design from 1957. Originally released as Neue Haas Grotesk, many of the features that made it a Modernist favorite have been lost in translation over the years from one typesetting technology to the next.


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