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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...

3673d 14h 52m 6s ago



What year was that sign erected?

3673d 5h 9m 53s ago

Looks like Kem Weber to me?
see thread:

3673d 1h 40m 19s 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.

3673d 29m 14s ago

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

3671d 18h 58m 23s 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.

3671d 4h 5m 9s ago

Kinda looks like MostraThree?

3661d 3h 29m 41s ago
3595d 18h 26m 6s ago

Case marked solved.

3595d 18h 23m 24s 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!

3595d 11h 1m 15s ago

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

3595d 7h 31m 20s ago

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

[EDIT: Spam removed]

2529d 18h 25m 56s ago

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

2472d 10h 17m 4s ago

I think this may be what you are looking for.

Font identified: Market Deco.
2472d 8h 33m 20s 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.”
2179d 12h 4m 55s ago

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