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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



What year was that sign erected?

3561d 9h 20m 44s ago

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:

3561d 5h 51m 10s 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.

3561d 4h 40m 5s ago

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

3559d 23h 9m 14s 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.

3559d 8h 16m 0s ago

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

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

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

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

3483d 11h 42m 11s ago

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

[EDIT: Spam removed]

2417d 22h 36m 47s ago

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

2360d 14h 27m 55s ago

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2360d 12h 44m 11s 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.”
2067d 16h 15m 46s ago

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