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Need help matching a handpainted font.

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by raw191, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. raw191

    raw191 Member

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    Can you pro's tell me a font that would be close, or should I just trace it?

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The "M"s and the "o"s are so different from eachother that I would definitely trace it to preserve the look of it.
     
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    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Ditto....
     
  4. Rich

    Rich Active Member

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    Attention to detail wasen't in that signwriters forte!

    As for the font - don't think there's anything close to it, thank God! I would just trace it and hand paint it.
     
  5. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    That was hand painted by that same mythical nephew than can draw. As poor a job of hand lettering as I've seen lately.

    Don't bother to trace this dreck, redraw it. You can see the flavor of it, now redraw it with a bit more attention to draftsmanship. Assuming that you, unlike the original artiste, can actually do hand lettering.
     
  6. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Trace it! On a side note, It almost looks like very, very early Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's work. I mean wayyyyyyyyy back, before "Rat Fink" and some of his other icons. Is that a name or initials down there in the corner I see? If so, what is it?
     
  7. raw191

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    It's from the late 60's. The initials are "J-" and then a picture of a bird. So j-bird. It was off of a customer's late fathers car. Kind of neat.
     
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