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Type samples from the real world

Cornerstone reads ESTD 1817

The CN/CP usage of Helvetica – particularly CP Rail’s Helvetica Bold Italic (other example) – is seared into the memory of a specific generation.

7020 in Helvetica Bold Italic on a rusty railcar
Pink painted V inside painting of cartoonish hand, all on ruby cartoonish background
S sits inscribed in a stone fleuron
Helvetica numerals 147 on scarlet-red machinery
SHOVE on giant sign under soaring peaked glass roof
8 seen through layers of torn-off ad posters
Store window has the word ‘the’ in green; inside the window sits a game package called Creature

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