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Typeface Identification Around Portland: Covers Of Books About Music

All photographed at Hawthorne Powell’s Books.

Black Postcards by Dean Wareham

Black Postcards by Dean Wareham

H&FJ Gotham by Jonathan Hoefler & Tobias Frere-Jones

1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs

1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs

FF Meta Officina Sans by Erik Spiekermann (thanks to Marc Roman.)

Born In The Bronx by Johan Kugelberg

Born In The Bronx by Johan Kugelberg

Akzidenz Grotesk by Günter Gerhard Lange

The iPod Playlist Book by Cliff Colby

The iPod Playlist Book by Cliff Colby

TheMix (a shorthand for ‘Thesis Mix’) by Lucas de Groot

The Rough Guide by Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestley

Jazz: The Rough Guide by Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather and Brian Priestley

Rotis Semi Sans by Otl Aicher

The Sinatra Treasures by Charles Pignone

The Sinatra Treasures by Charles Pignone

Neutraface Display by Christian Schwartz

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6 thoughts on “Typeface Identification Around Portland: Covers Of Books About Music

  1. dougcoleman says:

    I like learning about fonts, so this is fun. Thanks for including the links to find these fonts. Keep up the good work🙂

  2. The second one you identified as FF Meta is actually ITC Officina Sans. Also by Spiekermann however. Typical for Officina Sans is the R’s leg not being straight unto the baseline, as well as the base of the lowercase r, having a little flare to the left (at least more than Meta). Keep ’em coming, as it’s always great to see type in use.🙂

  3. Marc,

    Keen observation! I initially thought that the ‘C’ is too condensed to be Meta, but then dismissed it when I see the flares on ‘r’ and ‘d’ (because rarely does a sans has a left/right flare.)

    Thanks for identifying!

  4. Steven,

    TheMix is also TriMet’s (http://trimet.org/) corporate typeface—adopted when they redesigned in 2004/5.

    Bonus factoid: if I’m correct, Scott Davis (@fromtherooftops) from ID Branding spearheaded the effort. I knew him from @democracylab and work-in-general.

    To summarize: it’s a small world.

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