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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...

3315d 3h 11m 40s ago



What year was that sign erected?

3314d 17h 29m 27s ago

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:

3314d 13h 59m 53s 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.

3314d 12h 48m 48s ago

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

3313d 7h 17m 57s 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.

3312d 16h 24m 43s ago

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

3302d 15h 49m 15s ago
3237d 6h 45m 40s ago

Case marked solved.

3237d 6h 42m 58s 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!

3236d 23h 20m 49s ago

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

3236d 19h 50m 54s ago

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

[EDIT: Spam removed]

2171d 6h 45m 30s ago

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

2113d 22h 36m 38s ago

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2113d 20h 52m 54s 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.”
1821d 24m 29s ago

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