Woodstock movie posters
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Thanks, Sebastian, that’s an interesting one. In the first image, ‘y’ and ‘3’ are only off when compared to the showing of Burko in the 1969 Chicago 2 CSCA/STA Annual.
In the Headliners catalog from 1978, Burko is shown with exactly this u-shaped ‘y’ and a round-top ‘3’. The blue type in the third image appears to be off-the-shelf Burko, with the spurless ‘m’, ‘n’ and ‘a’. The Headliners specimen also depicts alternates with shorter descenders.
Maybe Burko had more alternates? Film typefaces often came with plenty of extra glyphs. Maybe the letters were modified, or custom drawn and only loosely based on Burko? The German poster sure looks like a hack job involving several sources. This ultrageometric style was very popular around that time, and there were other similar typefaces like Bauhaus Geometric or Churchward Design 70.