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Fiesta Village, Knott’s Berry Farm postcard

Photo(s) by jericl cat. Imported from Flickr on Jan 31, 2020. Artwork published in
circa 1969
    Fiesta Village, Knott’s Berry Farm postcard
    Source: Uploaded to Flickr by jericl cat and tagged with “davida”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Davida with alternating glyph colors on a postcard depicting Fiesta Village. The ornamental dingbats were part of Davida’s glyph set.

    Built in 1969, Fiesta Village is one of four areas of Knott’s Berry Farm, a theme park located in Buena Park, California. From Wikipedia:

    It was the second area constructed after the completion of Ghost Town. Stores like Casa California, restaurants like Pancho’s Tacos, La Papa Loca, and La Victoria Cantina, games like Shoot If Yucan, and the themed rides like La Revolución, Jaguar!, and Montezooma’s Revenge, along with the former attraction Tampico Tumbler, all contribute to the Mexican and Aztec theme of the area.

    Don’t miss jericl cat’s vast collection of images “dedicated to Walter and Cordelia’s little Farm”.


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    2 Comments on “Fiesta Village, Knott’s Berry Farm postcard”

    1. Davida here is shown in outline with an added shadow. A similar treatment was used for a record cover by German bandleader Frank Valdor which Nick recently shared on Flickr. It was released around the same time – in 1968 – and incidentally has a Mexican theme, too.


    2. Davida was originally issued by VGC in the mid 1960s for phototypesetting. Diamon Wooden Type Works in Meerut, India offered an open and shaded wood type adaption of Louis Minott’s Victorian design. Specimens by this manufacturer are currently being offered on eBay.

      Photo: avrgrn

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