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Old 09-20-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Anybody recognize this font?

These are all the characters I have, scanned from two names on a business card. We have the engraving die, inherited from a defunct company, but the customers want me to do some modifications, and to give them letterhead to match.

None of my printed references has helped, nor have the standard online "identify this font" sites.

It's so . . . unusual . . . it seems it should be instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with it.

Looks a little like "Benguiat Gothic meets Hobo." Maybe something Art Nouveau-ish?

Many thanks for any suggestions!
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It is so poorly drawn, proportioned, and spaced that I wonder if it is a font at all. Could it be hand-lettering?

   
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Sure looks it to me...it's basically damned ugly going everywhichway...'-}}

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Oh, well the spacing is at least partly my fault. I took just the unique letters and jumbled them together. I guess there's no real harm in showing the whoe thing as originally engraved: it's a business card, after all, not a love letter!

The angled lines to the left of the names are all that the scan picked up of an embossed image of a building. There should be three arches under the rooftop.
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That would have to be one of the least readable fonts I've ever attempted to read. It took me three goes to get the second dentist's surname!

And it is familiar, but I can't put a name to it.

   
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Are their names supposed to be toothsome with that (ugly) font??? '-}}

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Old 09-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #7
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Unusual is perhaps not the word I would have used. I have tried to find out what font is but I just can't bear looking at it long enough!

Something Art Nouveau-ish is probably right, but it looks like someone has used the same letter for both n and u so it could be "custom made".

   
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