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Fire engine font

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by ucmj22, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    I need to find this font for a local body shop doing repairs on a fire engine. I thought it might be a stretched out copperplate at first, but its not. then I found the font Megadeth on daFont and it looks like whatever font they used for the basis of Megadeth is probably what I'm looking for, I just dont know what that is...
     

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  2. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    That's Copperplate Gothic which someone squeezed the ever-loving crap out of.
    Love....Jill
     
  3. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    That was my first thought, however I must disagree. If you'll notice that the lower serif on the "R" ( and all other letters, just easier to see on the R) is different. The fillet is much more gradual. Also on the C in the font I am looking for the serifs are vertical while in copperplate they are not... any other ideas?
     
  4. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    very close to ITC Symbol
     
  5. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    I think it may be close enough to use! I'll send it for proof to make sure. Thanks.
     
  6. RG

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    Yo, Jill, I must say that I like your command of the English language. You done good--direct, to the point, and very descriptive.
     
  7. Patrick46

    Patrick46 Member

    it's NOT copperplate, but it darn close???...so modify it to fit your needs.
    I've had types that I could not find for a customer, and have spent countless hours looking for a match. Finally found a close one, and with a couple of changes, had something more than workable. Fixed in no time. TIME = MONEY!!!

    b'sides...unless they're able to see BOTH sides at the same time...they'll probably never minor differences between the 2 names. Most customers are not that savy when it comes to what we do. Now if this is some huge job that will be seen on national TV, I may be inclined to put in the extra effort. This doesn't appear to be a job that you'll be making big bank from.

    you know...the old difference between a good carpenter & a bad one??
     
  8. southpawP8NTR

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    Second the copperplate modify! Far less time than searching for the font. Good luck
     
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