T minus 12 days to ATypI Brighton 2007: TTC

As mentioned yesterday, the esteemed Paul Arthur was rather crap at identifying typefaces. He thought he hit paydirt in an old Cooper & Beatty specimen book, pegging Sans Serif Bold 330J (in various spellings) as the TTC subway font.

Eureka? Sadly, no, as it is merely a version of Kabel.

Marked-up type specimen is hand-labelled Sans Serif Bold 330J

Just compare the Ks (Kabel left, TTC right):

Two slightly different Ks. One has terminals ending at an angle to the stroke, the other ending at right angles

The TTC typeface is not Gill Sans and is not Kabel. It isn’t anything but itself. It is sui generis.

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