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Submitted on Aug 4, 2006
by blakemichaelson

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Market Deco
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Any suggestions? I'd like to be faithful to this piece of history in my work...

3561d 19h 2m 57s ago

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Eyehawk:

What year was that sign erected?

3561d 9h 20m 44s ago
pixiedust:

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/forum/case/39838/

3561d 5h 51m 10s ago
Eyehawk:

It is not exact, Pixie. Note the M, also the size of the bowls in the P and R. Also, the center bar in the E looks centered in the sample. Oh, and the K.

There are several that have the same feel that I found, but had similar problems.

It might be a font that hasn’t made it into the digitized age, or a font made up by the sign company or an agency.

That was one reason I asked the age of the sign. A creation date might help one of the gurus find something.

3561d 4h 40m 5s ago
blakemichaelson:

To the best of my knowledge the sign was erected ca 1930...

3559d 23h 9m 14s ago
Eyehawk:

I just noticed that the center bar of the E is lower in the word “Market” than it is in “Center”. That might suggest a custom-made job. It could be a made up face borrowed from the faces of that era. I’ll do a further search using the date as a guide.

No luck. I suppose you could simply call it an “Art Deco” style.

3559d 8h 16m 0s ago
pixiedust:

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

3549d 7h 40m 32s ago
lisacha:
3483d 22h 36m 57s ago
lisacha:

Case marked solved.

3483d 22h 34m 15s ago
J-Louise Heron:

That’s a really nice find Lisa. Don’t know how you stumbled upon it - but most likely the closest Blake will come to keeping true to the font. Good job!

3483d 15h 12m 6s ago
lisacha:

Thanks! If you look here the “R’s” are the same. The picture first posted isn’t a very good shot.
http://www.onfocus.com/cam/2002/pikes_market.jpg

3483d 11h 42m 11s ago
jalic21@[11599].com:

Hi,i happen to have a prob like this way back in college. And you did a remarkable job!

Regards,
jalic21
[EDIT: Spam removed]

2417d 22h 36m 47s ago
Rvter:

It’s Market Deco http://tinyurl.com/y9fy9oh
(Sorry if it’s already mentioned above.)

2360d 14h 27m 55s ago
d.slimings@[25960].com:

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2360d 12h 44m 11s ago
recycle@[27345].com:

Something else that’s related to Labor Day that I saw on YouTube today was this video all about the Pike Place Market going green:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfmH4Vp1KI . You should check this out.

Case marked “not a font.”
2067d 16h 15m 46s ago

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