Want to recreate old poster - what is this font?

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Jan 21, 2009 Jan 21, 2009

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In the 1980s I was involved in creating a poster in screen-printing technique (two colors!) and I seem to remember we prepared the type using rub-on letters that were then enlarged. I already found the main type to be best resembled by Compacta (and not Helvetica UltraCompressed), but we had a "LIVE" sticker on the poster with slanted letter ends at the L and E, see here:

http://www.the-magictones.de/LIE.gif

I already tried Identifont and uploaded the file to WhatTheFont, to no avail.

Any hints or ideas?

Thanks a lot,

- Michael

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You've given us very little to go on.

But, ITC Kabel Ultra is relatively close.

Neil

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You've given us very little to go on.

But, take a look at Kabel LTStd Black.

That, and ITC Kabel Ultra are relatively close, but not perfect matches.

Neil

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Neil,

Thanks a lot. Those drawings were made by me and are not very exact. I also have the capital V and since the top lines are strictly horizontal it is Kabel LT Black and not ITC Kabel Ultra.

Thanks a lot, now I can continue digging in my personal past...

- Michael

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