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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...

3646d 10h 36m 56s ago



What year was that sign erected?

3646d 54m 43s ago

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:

3645d 21h 25m 9s 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.

3645d 20h 14m 4s ago

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

3644d 14h 43m 13s 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.

3643d 23h 49m 59s ago

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

3633d 23h 14m 31s ago
3568d 14h 10m 56s ago

Case marked solved.

3568d 14h 8m 14s 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!

3568d 6h 46m 5s ago

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

3568d 3h 16m 10s ago

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

[EDIT: Spam removed]

2502d 14h 10m 46s ago

It’s Market Deco
(Sorry if it’s already mentioned above.)

2445d 6h 1m 54s ago

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2445d 4h 18m 10s 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: . You should check this out.

Case marked “not a font.”
2152d 7h 49m 45s ago

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