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California style fonts

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by 2972renfro, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. 2972renfro

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    Can anyone recommend fonts that have a "California" style to them - I'm Midwest - so I don't know the culture well enough
     
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  2. 2972renfro

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    By the way, I'm willing to buy the font - no need to find freeware.
     
  3. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    Smoothy - Sign DNA Font
    NewCity - Sign DNA Font

    I use these fonts all the time for the word California
     
  4. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    try letterhead fonts.com
     
  5. James Chrimes

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    Try Not To Sterio Type California. Were Still Trying To Get Past The Chinise Restaurant Lettering.
     
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    :Cool 2: How about Gold Rush or Teminator?
     
  7. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    TACO would be appropriate!

    :Coffee:
     
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  9. JoySigns

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    Are you looking for California beach culture (La Bamba, Hobo, Nevison casual) ...or hollywood culture (think of the Hollywood sign or movies, Terminator was mentioned above, just think of other movies and their styles) ...or retro drive-in/diner (Letraset Harlow & Frankfurter) culture? Or maybe a more "casual sophisticated" wine country look (you fill in the blank here!)? What I'm getting at is it really depends on what your theme is. Palm trees (though they are not native to California) are a common theme in a certain southern California look and I'm sure I've seen a font that incorporates them along with other beach icons. No single font is going to cover it all, so many cultural trends have started there. The internet is a perfect place to get a feel for California culture...just start Googling..."In-N-Out Burger" for example, to get a feel for things.
     
  10. 2972renfro

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    beachy er peachy, thanks.
     
  11. Derf

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    I guess California is a big place! So Cal is "stuck up" Bimbo land, Nor Cal is "High" SF Bay is liberal fruit land, Cow town in central Cali, Ski Bunnies in Tahoe, even Death in a Valley. Pick you poison! Any font is fine.
     
  12. Baz

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    My poison would be in Napa valley :wine-smi:
     
  13. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    the Carmel valley just south of Monterey is good for me just a 3.5 hour drive however a 45min drive to Napa it's nice too :wine-smi: :wine-smi:
     
  14. JoySigns

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    For delighting in the noble grape I am quite fond of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Maria Valley, (recently the subject of much interest due to the movie Sideways). During our two short years of living in Los Angeles County that was one of our favorite week-end escapes. Alas, the Nebraska wineries (yes, folks they really DO exist!!!) just don't hold a candle to those west coast delights.
     
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