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I'm having trouble finding this font. Can anyone help?

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The group name for this type of fonts can be called and googled as "engraved".

Studying the font in question I have found that font is very similar to Smaragd designed by wife of Hermann Zapf - Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse in 1953 and in book by Zapf named as Emerald font.

Both designers updated their fonts after 1957 when phototypesetting was introduced and old versions of their fonts became deprecated.

Pierre Balmain opened his fashion house in 1945 (first collection) and probably the logo was inspired by the old version of the Smaragd font which had M letter other than in newest version.

Considering aforementioned fact, we can assume that the font in logo was inspired by older (and probably depricated) version of Smaragd font, this is why we cannot find the exact match in our databases.

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  • When a 'free font' site lists a font with the same name and apparently letter design as a commercial font, odds are it may be a rip-off. It's not necessarily a rip-off, but it's probably best to link to the commercial version: myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/smaragd – DA01 Mar 26 '14 at 21:10
  • Also, while this is certainly 'in the ballpark' there are many differences (Apex of the A, the flared stems, the thick/thin contrast). Odds are the original logo was custom lettering. – DA01 Mar 26 '14 at 21:11
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    The free font is indeed a ripoff of an Adobe/Linotype font. It still has the copyright information in the TTF file! – Andrew Leach Mar 26 '14 at 22:49
  • @AndrewLeach good catch! I'll update the answer to link to the original Linotype typeface. – DA01 Mar 28 '14 at 18:32

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