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    Sans Serif from Logo Wirtschaftswunder (Financial Times Deutschland/Germany)
    propaganda.hilfs.kra
    Feb 26th, 2010 / quote / 87.177.*.1*
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    Hi,

    what's the name of this typeface?

    Bye bye
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 83.46.*.1*
    Looks like a slightly modified Fago Condensed Black to me. The dot on the i, and the top of the h and d taken from the t. And then the whole fattened a bit.
    propaganda.hilfs.kra
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 87.177.*.1*
    Hi,

    An informer told me: TAZ Black with alternates:

    http://www.lucasfonts.com/fonts/taz/taz/overview/

    from Luc de Groot. It looks like this is the right answer. Try to find the typeface the regular way ... without the name ...

    It's funny because the Financial Times Deutschland/Germany (FTD) is a real capitalist newsletter and the TAZ is a socialistic self-administrated syndicate.

    Bye bye
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 79.159.*.2*
    Yep.Perfect match. And only $74,-.
    propaganda.hilfs.kra
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 87.177.*.1*
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    Hi,

    @koeiekat:Yep.Perfect match. And only $74,-.

    One reason to don't use the font. The other reason is that ,,Wirtschaftswunder'' is asociated with the 1950th and 1960th. The typeface looks to new and modern. There are much straighter typefaces with better attitude for a lower price (down to 0 Euro) available.
    Linotypes DigiGrotesk N (distributed for a while for free from Linotype) oder URW Grotesk Bold (shipped with Ghostscript). And there is Dieter Steffmanns Pilsen Plakat:

    http://moorstation.org/typoasis/designers/steffmann/samples/p/pilsen.htm

    See the example Pilsen Plakat and Neuzeit Grotesk (Geometric 706 BT) Bold Condensed

    Bye bye
    site moderator koeiekat
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 81.39.*.1*
    Uwe, I may be the only one that feels like this but I don't think this forum is a platform for a political discussion. So I will not jump in.

    If you want a discussion about commercial vs open source I think it would be better to start a new thread on that subject. However, I have the feeling that you will not find a lot of support for open source imitations of the work of designers that try to make a living of designing fonts. But as always, I can be wrong.
    propaganda.hilfs.kra
    Feb 27th, 2010 / quote / 87.177.*.1*
    Hi,

    First there was no political diskussion to jump in. There was only the short explanation opposit backgrounds of the two newspapers.

    Second there was no diskussion about open source vs commercial fonts. The comment was about the association of the term Wirtschaftswunder (rise of the german economics after WW II in the 1950th and 1960th) to typefaces. The typeface TAZ looks much to modern and 21th century. It don't has the needed old fashion attitude.

    Third the Typeface Pilsen Plakat was a remake of a printed typeface (czech beer 1930th?) never available as a computer-font. There are a lot of typefaces like this never published from the great vendors. But a few entusiast rebuild them just for fun. A lot of typefaces didn't made it from the hot type to the computer era.

    bye bye

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