18 New Type Faces – Letraset Letragraphica
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I got a copy of this brochure when I was in college (still have it). I recall that some of these typefaces (Beans, Yarra, Joe Line, possibly Tangui) were dropped within a few years, other hung on well into the DTP era.
You can see Magnificat (and a bunch of other Letraset faces) in use in something I wrote and designed in 1977: http://www.marksimonson.com/notebook/view/LetsTalkType1977
That is a delight, Mark. It should be on Fonts In Use.
Very witty, Mark!
I’ll take you up on that.
How weird… a closer look at Bombere indicates that it was more inspired by Franklin Gothic 1904 than anything Grotesque.
I’ve seen Piccadilly in use as late as the first Card Sharks (Goodson / Todman, aka the Sultans of game shows in the 70s and 80s), Roco as late as the Canadian take on Split Second, and Magnificat in the title card for CTV’s Academy Performance in the latter half of the 70s — which must have been seen to be believed.
How Yarra or Joe Line got off the drafting table is one of the great mysteries of life. But as we’ve clearly seen on this site, Beans ended up getting boatloads of mileage out of its run.
Salut Robert, you are correct: Bombere appears to based on letterforms similar to Franklin Gothic. I’ve corrected the description in this post, and added a comparison of Bombere and the digital interpretation Wireframe. Merci beaucoup!
I’d be pleased if you could dig up an image of the title card featuring Magnificat.