Typeface ID

Hello all,

An artist has requested some 24pt type to be cast at our foundry for a project. Needs to match these buttons as closely as possible. Your thoughts much appreciated.

Dan T-J

image: ButtonB.jpg

ButtonB.jpg

image: ButtonE.jpg

ButtonE.jpg

image: ButtonT.jpg

ButtonT.jpg

image: ButtonY.jpg

ButtonY.jpg

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Looks like Caslon.

Indeed, hard to say for certain with only 4 characters but compare it to this specimen.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Caslon_540.jpg

Caslon Bold, maybe? Actually, McGrew’s showing of American Caslon from Monotype (p.68) seems about as close as any shown there, especially is there was a bold version of it. Hard to be sure about the size with the photos, but it has longer descenders than Monotype’s New Caslon 2 lines up.

Bob