Tommy Boy Callahan Brake Pads

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MattgomeryBurns

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One of my favorite scenes from Tommy Boy. Has anyone ever recreated the Callahan Brake Pads box?

 
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JBradley

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Oh gosh so sorry about that! Between full time school, full time work, and freelancing on the side I totally forgot.

Here's a PDF sized to fit a single 8.5x11. If you scale it up 3x it should be about full size (If my math is right). Got a version with just cut and fold lines and another version where the white parts are all outlined. Hope it all makes sense. Should be a fairly straightforward assembly. I'll try to work up instructions for which flap to fold when and what gets glued to which, but I mean it's just a box.

Included below are photos of a small scale test assembly printed in black and white cuz I'm cheap.

Any and all feedback would be lovely.

tommy_boy_guarantee.jpg Test Box 1.jpg Test box 2.jpg
 

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JBradley

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Though in looking at it again I'm not sure the typeface is all that accurate. I'll see if I can find a better match for that block lettering on the box
 

Rahn420

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The font you need (I have a few that match) is Aachen Std Bold. Other possibilities are Aardvark and Blacksmith (they all look the same).

I do graphics in a T-Shirt shop and have a customer whose business is 'Callahan Ceramic Tile'

He brought in an old Callahan Auto Parts shirt he got from somewhere (it had a Paramount copyright on it), and I recreated it with 'Ceramic Tile' in place of 'Auto Parts' for him.

He orders a new batch every year.
 
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rubberkeyhole

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The font you need (I have a few that match) is Aachen Std Bold. Other possibilities are Aardvark and Blacksmith (they all look the same).

I do graphics in a T-Shirt shop and have a customer whose business is 'Callahan Ceramic Tile'

He brought in an old Callahan Auto Parts shirt he got from somewhere (it had a Paramount copyright on it), and I recreated it with 'Ceramic Tile' in place of 'Auto Parts' for him.

He orders a new batch every year.
I just checked out those fonts; I don't think those are exact matches - they are rounded off where on the prop box the letters have the letters' edges at a distinct angle. (I hope this makes sense, I'm not a professional letterer, so I don't know the correct terminology of lettering!)
 

MaybeWade

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Here's my first go at this (messed around in Illustrator a while back). Aachen Std Bold is spot on, although I cannot for the life of me make out what the very bottom text on the top of the box says. I chose to use the address that's used on another piece of packaging from earlier in the movie (even though that doesn't appear to be 100% accurate to the brake pad box. The folds and flaps obviously need a little work if this will actually be constructed.

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