Classified ads for drugs, prophylactics, and birth control literature
Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 16th, 2014. Artwork published in
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If the digitization of Spartan Classified is faithful to the original, this the regular cut. In Classified, the ‘o’ is narrower, the ‘R’ wider and the ‘i’ dots oblate, among other things.
But then look at that p …
Yeah, the raised ‘p/g’ bowls and tiny descenders are what threw me. But Florian is right that too many of the Classified shapes don’t fit. This is likely just the standard style at a very small size. The smallest showing I know is this 6pt Linotype specimen (note the alt ‘a’ is used for this sample).
Here’s a better look. Spartan Medium at 8 and 6pt, as shown in Type, David Gates, 1973. Descenders are short, but the ‘q’ bowl (‘g’ and ‘p’ not shown) is not raised.
This might sound dumb but what if they took Spartan Medium and adjusted it to look like Classified?