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British Embassy Logos

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Nov 9th, 2013.
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    5 Comments on “British Embassy Logos”

    1. Nov 9th, 2013  12:09 pm

      That’s not what they used for the lettering on the British embassy in Berlin. This style looks more like a Futura derivative:

      Lettering on the British Embassy in Berlin

    2. Nov 9th, 2013  12:26 pm

      By the way, the United States present themselves in faux small caps from a generic grotesque:

      US Embassy Berlin
      Photo: CC Håkan Dahlström

      The French went for the quintessential French typeface — “Europe”:

      And the Dutch? Painted Arial, what else!
      Photo: © Frank Grießhammer

    3. Nov 9th, 2013  7:43 pm

      That’s not what they used for the lettering on the British embassy in Berlin.

      I stumbled on these Dax logos in a search for something else. They seem fairly new and not universally used. Perhaps it’s a rebrand in transition.

      What a high standard that has been set by the world’s embassies!

      “Europe”? Is that a typo or joke I don’t get?

    4. Nov 9th, 2013  8:45 pm

      In France, Deberny & Peignot possessed the rights to distribute Futura. They renamed it to Europe — according to Fernand Baudin, in order to mask its German origins.

    5. Kerry says:
      Nov 10th, 2013  1:34 am

      I am particularly disappointed by the Dutch embassy’s use of Arial, although the American embassy’s faux small caps come rather close. 

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