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

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2014/03/28
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3/28/2014 6:27:00 AM

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.

smaragd

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2014/03/28
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3/28/2014 6:32:00 PM