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Font identification

2006-10-14 01:40:21.586786+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Can any of you graphics design type people help me out? I'm trying to identify the font used for the "ROAD CLUB" and "SINCE 1963" text in the Marin Cyclists logo. Yes, I realize that what's on that page isn't much to go on, but as sometimes happens in such organization I'm not sure I can find the original.

I've found a good match for the other text with a "Kaufmann" font from an old Corel Draw collection I bought ages ago, it looks like it's close to the Linotype Kaufmann font, but I can't come up with a sans serif font that has that shape "O" and the (from what I can tell from that monstrously aliased tiny little sample) more playfull curves of the leg of the "R" and the "3".

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-14 04:41:46.006057+00 by: ebradway

Not a graphic designer, but it looks like LTC Swing Bold or something very similar. I used IdentiFont to find a close match.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-14 16:49:24.84682+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool, that's another match for the main text, but it's actually the smaller text that I'm trying to find a match for. I've been through the Linotype version of IdentiFont, but a hundred some-odd questions later (because of the limited characters available) what I had didn't work. If I don't get an answer back from anyone who knows definitively, I'll just pick something san serif with a relatively narrow "O" and call it a match.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-10-15 16:40:12.018228+00 by: ebradway

The smaller fonts looks like a slightly less condensed version of Generica Condensed.

The key indicators to me are the parallel ends to the 'C' and the narrow 'O' (as you said). The spacing seems to be false (i.e. "ROAD CLUB" is fixed and "SINCE 1963" is monospaced).