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Submitted on Aug 5, 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...

3280d 13h 53m 3s ago



What year was that sign erected?

3280d 4h 10m 50s ago

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:

3280d 41m 16s ago

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.

3279d 23h 30m 11s ago

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

3278d 17h 59m 20s ago

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.

3278d 3h 6m 6s ago

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

3268d 2h 30m 38s ago
3202d 17h 27m 3s ago

Case marked solved.

3202d 17h 24m 21s 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!

3202d 10h 2m 12s ago

Thanks! If you look here the “R’s” are the same. The picture first posted isn’t a very good shot.

3202d 6h 32m 17s ago

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

[EDIT: Spam removed]

2136d 17h 26m 53s ago

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

2079d 10h 18m 1s ago

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2079d 8h 34m 17s ago

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.”
1786d 11h 5m 52s ago

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