What font is the Creative Commons logo? The logo looks like a version of News Gothic, possibly with

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What font is the Creative Commons logo?

The logo looks like a version of News Gothic, possibly with some letters hand drawn. I have MT News Gothic; applying a small amount of horizontal stretch to the e’s and substituting the “o” with Helvetica and the “s” with Akzidenz Grotesk yields a fairly convincing facsimile, pictured above.

That said, there are a lot of different News Gothics floating around out there (pre-1923 fonts from bankrupt foundries are a popular source material for obvious reasons). CC generates a lot of text to be hand-lettering things all the time, so I probably just don’t have the correct News Gothic.

Given the mission of Creative Commons and the ready availability of their other branding materials, you’d think someone would have stitched together a CC-licensed version of their typeface by now.