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Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by mbarden, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Hi Folks,
    This looks like a member of the Helvetica family. I thought I had everyone available but the little leg on the bottom of the lower case L is throwing me. Any ideas?
    Thanks
    Mike B
     

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  2. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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  3. myronb

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    It's not helvetica. Maybe a Humanist?
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I ran a comparison earlier and did not get a match. The closest match is Frutiger 55 but it lacks the baseline leg of the "l" in your sample. Everything i found with the leg on the "l" is an obvious non-match on other letters. This is what Frutiger 55 looks like:

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    In the Humanist series, Frutiger = Humanist 777.
     
  5. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Thanks everyone,
    I too can find matches in a series of letters but not all of them. The leg on the L is giving me a headache. I have a call into the companies headquarters to see fi they can provide font style and or artwork.
    Thanks
    Mike B
     
  6. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Hey Mike, did you try ClearviewHwy?
    I think it's pretty darn close, but you're not going to like the price...
    http://www.clearviewhwy.com/

    Checkers
     
  7. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Hey Checkers,
    That looks like a match. Here's what I have to say about the price...........
    OMG!!! I don't think the $700 that i'm charging for 15 RTA's will allow enough wiggle room for that type of expense at this time. Man how's a guy suposed to make a dime in this business sometimes.

    Thanks Brian.

    Mike B.
     
  8. bigbly

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    try trebuchet ms
    not exact, but knock that bit off the "i" and you're close
    and a bit cheaper than $700
     
  9. Checkers

    Checkers Very Active Member

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    Ya, a bit pricey, but if you think that's bad, take a look at this...
    https://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/st...=/Applications/FontFolio&promocode=SP46FFOLIO
    and click on the full version tab.
    Remember that big number I threw at ya earlier today? Now you understand why :)
    Anyway, Trebuchet will get you close, and you may want to do a search for "highway fonts" there are a couple of freeware versions that may get you close enough without too much digitizing.
    Also, I forgot about this font...
    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/transport/d-medium/
     
  10. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Thanks Everyone,
    I just got some artwork from corporate and guess what?/ It's different than whats on the trucks right now. Man I wanted to bang these out this morning and it's turned into an all day affair.
    Thanks for your help everyone.

    Checkers, good talkin' to ya.

    Thanks
    Mike B
     
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