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Rancho San Miguel Eichler Brochure, recently submitted to our Mid-Century, Modern Group by Grain Edit
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Nice cover. Can we see the rest of it?
I’ll try to post some more scans if I get time. Unfortunately the rest of brochure is not nearly as cool as the cover.
what is this typeface? anyone?
Hi Matt. The EICHLER letters were probably made by hand, which was common at the time, but you can get close with ITC Blair, Trade Gothic Extended, or Titling Gothic Extended.
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This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Read more »
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