Voyager Golden Record LP label
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Excellent job, Gavin! At first I was skeptical whether the typeface ID was correct. Using an open face and then filling it in is not unheard of, but it struck me as odd here. Between the pointed A, the large angled serifs in E, the curved leg of R, the high bar in H, and the remarkably wide N, there’s no doubt – Caslon Open Face is spot on!
Maybe the designer intended to use the graceful open face, but then realized it was too fragile for the job, and filled in the letterforms. Or maybe there was a prefabricated solid version available as phototype? I checked a few catalogs, but came up empty.
Gavin is a gentleman and revealed that it wasn’t him who found the ID, but master font connoisseur Akira over on the WhatTheFont board. Arigato!