Font ID help (prize to the font guesser)

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  1. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here it is:
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    It isn't Gill sans (the R isn't wide enough), nor Myriad pro. It is an older font, this piece was created in the early 1990s.
     
  2. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    ooh, is it from 'Lambs'?? :D
     
  3. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    But of course! And the prize is one of this particular item!
     
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  4. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    I think this one might be difficult to pinpoint exactly. I'm getting a few fairly close matches, but it's always the 'R' that isn't quite right :(
     
  5. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here are the 2 I found that are close. The The R is right, the C might need modifying slightly. Being as the source is so low res, I couldn't tell if there were serifs or not so I included the top version also.

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  6. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Copperplate certainly seems close, I can't decide if I'm seeing serifs or not, which is why I dismissed it when it first came up in my search. (The sans serif copperplate -- I think it's done by Larabie fonts is a newer font and doesn't fit the timeline.)
     
  7. Nobby

    Nobby Sr Member

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    yeah, I was looking at Serif too.
    I will keep searching........................
     
  8. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Sr Member

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    It's an extended font. The heights and widths are exagerated.
     
  9. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not sure of the creation date, but it is the "Eyechart" font.
     
  10. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm going with copperplate which means BornKIlr gets to be the winnah. Shoot me your mailing address.
     
  11. lunde

    lunde New Member

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    Have you tried the typeface-identifying feature at Fonts.com yet?
     
  12. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, I exhausted all identifying means before posting this thread.
     
  13. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sweet! Glad to help. At my old job I had to constantly redraw customer's logos from lo-res images, and knew fonts pretty well. I've been out of there several years and don't recognize them quite like I used to.
    PM with address sent
     
  14. lunde

    lunde New Member

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    I have been in Type Development at Adobe for over twenty years, but my area of expertise is not Western type. Although my heritage is not Asian, I specialize in CJK (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) type.

    Anyway, the C (its terminals), R (its leg), and W (its center portion) are the key letters to focus on when making a match with an existing typeface.

    I suggest that you post your image to the Type ID Board of the Typophile Forum. See: Type ID Board | Typophile
     
  15. lunde

    lunde New Member

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    On second thought, I posted to the Type ID Board of the Typophile Forum on your behalf, given that I am a registered member there. See: Potentially difficult type ID
     
  16. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  17. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got my free prize for helping with the font! These cards look great! Any fans of SOTL that are thinking about ordering a set, do it! Very nice. Thanks Juno.
     

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