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Chance for me to help a friend. FOnt ID. 5 or 6 different

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Jackflush, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Jackflush

    Jackflush Gorgor

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    Hello All..
    My friend has been helping me build a sawmill. Welded the whole darn frame last week and has done more for me than just about anybody I can think of. But he has a poster of O-Ring details and engeneer level code on it and I want to recreat it for him and print it large and fine for him.

    Anyhow please help me find these fonts. I thought one was definate Eurostyle Bold. and its close but not the Cigar I thought.

    Thanks a million Font Gurus.
     

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  2. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    Federal Mogul is a logo and is available at brandsoftheworld.com The font used is Eurostile Bold Extended (Microgramma Bold Extended).
    Most of the other text is Helvetica (Swiss 721) in various weights.
    7 STEPS is Eurostile Bold that's been stretched slightly.

    Other than the logo, I'm not sure why you need exact font matches for this.
     
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  3. Jackflush

    Jackflush Gorgor

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    Why Exact? well the only way I can explain it is, hes an engineer and ya know tolerances and wot not.It just seems the proper thing to do after knowing him I guess.

    Thanks for the help but the fonts you advised are off but close.
     
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  4. Jackflush

    Jackflush Gorgor

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    those fonts were off. Any body else have an idea?
     
  5. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    If you think those are not Helvetica, then you need to get better scans of them.
    Waves hand: Helvetica will do fine.
     
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  6. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Yeah I don't get why fonts need to match if you're just recreating an info chart. Eurostile or Europa should work fine as mentioned. As well as Helvetica/Swiss or any similar font.
     
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  7. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    1. Helvetica or a clone of it
    2. Univers is the closest match I can come up with
    3. Helvetica or a clone of it
    4. Eurostile
    5. Helvetica or a clone of it
    6. Helvetica or a clone of it

    If you want better matches, you need to A) post more/better images of the text, and B) you might not be able to get a perfect match since this document does not look like it was made in the digital era. Digital fonts are not exact representations of their metal/dry transfer/phototype predecessors.
     
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  8. karst41

    karst41 Member

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    I am in my 39th Year of Graphics and in various Industrial settings.

    Rule 1
    When in Doubt Use Helvetica. Regular, Bold, and Black.
    Condensed and compressed only as needed.

    Rule 2
    When in Doubt of Rule 1. See Rule 1.

    Rule 3
    When using Serif fonts. and you need to Contrast.
    Use Helvetica.

    These rules will see you through pretty much any Government requirements
    at Federal, State and Municipal levels.

    I have made for USFDA, USDOT, and OSHA

    If this is a One Off job, use Ariel and Times New Roman.

    Cheers
     
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  9. Jackflush

    Jackflush Gorgor

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    Thnak everybody... Im not stressed any more. I do like youve suggested
     
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