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can't figure this one out.

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by gROUND cHUCK, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. gROUND cHUCK

    gROUND cHUCK Member

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    Anyone know this font?

    If I find the " R or G ", I'm sure I'll find the font.
    I just can't find them..................
     

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  2. gROUND cHUCK

    gROUND cHUCK Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. Fred Weiss

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    I just looked through my archives and found no match. The most unusual earmark of the font is the diagonal stroke of the "N" being raised from the baseline. This is a feature of Benguiat and Korinna ... but not much else.
     
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  5. gROUND cHUCK

    gROUND cHUCK Member

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    Thanks for looking,:thumb: I still haven't found it though.

    If anyone else has a suggestion, I'd be glad to here them.
     
  6. gROUND cHUCK

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    I'm still looking, I can only find type w/ the similarities of the " N ".
    Korinna and Pegasus are close, but not close enough.
    The customer is being stubborn and wants it to be exact.

    Similarities of the " R " and " G " are what I need to find.

    Any more help would be very much appreaciated....

    Thanks,
    Chuck
     
  7. Fred Weiss

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    If you can post a direct scan from a printed image rather than a photograph, then I can run an automated comparison against my FontExpert database. Other than that, I think the client is being unreasonable to insist on a font which he does not know the name of nor anything else about it.
     
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    the client is not being unreasonable...

    ...as long as he is paying $75 an hour for your time!
     
  10. slappy

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    Tell him there are over 1,000,000 different fonts to choose from (maybe even more then that). Looking for the font he orginally had is like looking for a needle in a hay barn which has stacks of hay up to the ceiling. I definitly would charge a "exact font find" for this or make something up similiar to that and charge him for your time on this. You probably have 6 hours into searching for this font. If he could supply you with the name of it, it would be a different story, but he didn't and your losing time that you could be working on something else.
    I really hope it's just not one sign your making...it better be the whole hospital or something worth the trouble and stress your going through.
     
  11. Fred Weiss

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    A widely accepted number is that there are somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 unique typefaces. Everything else is renamed clones and foundries copying the designs of other foundries.
     
  12. gROUND cHUCK

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    I'm starting to think that it's one of those free/shareware fonts.

    It's for a Dr.'s office that is already paying up the yang for 7 tiny signs.

    I'm going to search for it over the weekend.
    If I don't find it by then then he's going to get what he gets.

    As for my scanner, Wilma knocked it out of commission.
    If I find a way to scan it, I'll get back to you.

    thanks again, everyone, for your replies.........chuck
     
  13. The Vector Doctor

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    Are the signs engraved or vinyl? If engraved, it could be an engraving font, which I think use very specific fonts or when using common ttf/ps fonts, the serifs for instance become distorted and change the look of the original font. I'm not familiar with engraving equipment, but I thought that these sometimes use unique fonts.
     
  14. gROUND cHUCK

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    they're vinyl, one of them is silk screened.
     
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