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Font for granite monument

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by zmatalucci, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Premium Subscriber

    Anybody have a clue on what font this is?
    PLEASE HELP:)
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    University Roman is close...
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    No match in my database. I also compared it to the monument fonts from Gerber and nothing matched there either.
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    It's more than likely a custom font that's been hand cut for your mask.
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    If you're looking for similar, Gerber's Monument Modified Roman Condensed.
     

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  6. zmatalucci

    zmatalucci Premium Subscriber

    Thanks fred! I have that font as a tt, so I'll probably print the info on vinyl and apply it to the mask, then cut it out by hand and add the points to the serifs manually :)
     
  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Zeth,

    I'm with Fred. That's condensed modified roman with wedge serifs...and obviously hand cut. You should be able to to plotter cut and hand tweak the serifs with an x-acto knife.

    When blasting, those tight serifs can be a real pain to obtain any definition without over blasting the letter itself. I like to focus on the serifs first and then work my way back into the lettering.

    I just did a date cutting last year that was a condensed modified roman sanserif. I ended up using SignLab's font editor to generate a totally new font. Actually, it looks quite appealing.

    Stencil cutters (the people kind) took a lot of liberty back in those days and you never know what you'll find especially with an "at need" stone. (Where they didn't worry about having to match fonts for a later date cutting)

    Jim
     
  8. stonecutter101

    stonecutter101 New Member

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    This font is Roman Condensed with hand modified seriffs.
     
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