Fonts in use in La Loupe

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Fonts in use in La Loupe

Postby William » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:23 pm

I have read that the Paris Tours cycling race was held this year starting from the town of La Loupe.

I found the following use of an unusual font in La Loupe.

The words L’INSTITUT are displayed in an ornate font that seems to be a blend of Roman and Script. Please note the serifs.

There are some more letters from what appears to be the same font to the left.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=48.4 ... 1,,0,-2.77

Moving within Google Streetview to next position to the right and then rotating within that view leftwards displays the sign again with both the first T and the second T unclipped, though this time the third T is clipped.

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16 October 2010

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Re: Fonts in use in La Loupe

Postby Dick Pape » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:43 pm

Well I have a match, but I'm not sure it's original. Called "Alpha-a-day 050" by Mada.
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Re: Fonts in use in La Loupe

Postby William » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:44 am

Thanks Dick.

Looking at the words L’INSTITUT using the link in the first post in this thread and then turning to the right within the panorama and then moving 12 Google Streetview places forward, taking the left fork wherever one is offered a choice of routes, one arrives outside a Boulanger (Baker) Pâtissier (Confectioner) in Rue de la Gare.

The following is one view at that particular streetview place.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&layer=c ... 01124&z=19

There is a rather stylish fairly bold script font used in red against a cream background and white against a red background, with yellow used to style elegantly the main colour of the shop.

Zooming-in there is a sign attached to the building with the message "Festival des Pains", which Translation Plus 10.0 translates as Festival of Breads.

Searching for Festival des Pains at http://www.google.com produced the following link.

http://www.festivaldespains.com/

The Google search also provided a link to several images of logos around the Festival des Pains theme.

It is not clear to me at present whether it is a brand logo or a certification of quality logo or maybe something else. Does anyone know please?

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19 October 2010


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