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Struggling with these fonts

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:04 pm
by cc4rhu
I've spent hours using the online detectors and one of them came back with Limerick Heavy which was promising until I realised it's a newer font family.
The one on the left was printed circa 1985 in the UK. The one on the right I'm not certain, it may be a variation or a newer reproduction. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Struggling with these fonts

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:21 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
To me, it looks like the same font, but the one on the left has been made to look bold with an outline (it does not look like a true bold version)

Re: Struggling with these fonts

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:08 pm
by Alfred
The fonts in those images differ in several respects from both Limerick Heavy (B & P Graphics) and Limerick Serial Heavy (SoftMaker). The oval counters of the /p and the /a could be due to the fonts being condensed, but the /c and the /S are markedly different.

Re: Struggling with these fonts

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 2:01 pm
by cc4rhu
A guy who's worked in graphics for 40 years suggested futura extra bold condensed. However, the numbers and the 'p' don't match. I guess the numbers could be a different printing plate?

Re: Struggling with these fonts

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:53 pm
by Alfred
cc4rhu wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:01 pm
A guy who's worked in graphics for 40 years suggested futura extra bold condensed.
Good call!
However, the numbers and the 'p' don't match. I guess the numbers could be a different printing plate?
The /p is clearly from a different font, and the ‘99’ probably comes from that font, but there’s no reason why the two fonts couldn’t share the same printing plate unless they sometimes needed to be printed in different colours.