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Hello Sven, the typeface in question is named Forest House – added now. Strictly speaking, it’s not a typeface – it didn’t exist as metal or film font, as least not initially –, but rather an alphabet that was reproduced in the first issue of Lettera, a series of source books from Switzerland. In the 1950s and 1960s, these books were a popular source for exciting and expressive typographic styles. Designers from all over the Latin-writing world including countries “behind the Iron Curtain” used them to create DIY display typography.
Christoph Ehbets was one of them, and Forest House one of his favorites. I have several unfinished drafts about designs of his, made with Lettera alphabets. I will wrap up one of them and add it for a Forest House double feature.
Here’s Forest House paired with Macdonald – another alphabet included in Lettera 1 – on a cover designed by Ehbets in 1969:
Because of the huge amount of artworks he did, I was kinda hoping it could have been a typeface.
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