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This font has me stumped

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Fred Weiss, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Anybody recognize it?
     

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  2. Ladypainter

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    Looks like Broadway to me...

    LP
     
  3. Fred Weiss

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    Me too but it definitely isn't Broadway.
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Gotta be.......

    in the Broadway family.........
    is that the font from my business card?????

    :signs101:
     
  5. Fred Weiss

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    Here's the Broadway font character set with the example text also shown. As you can see there are numerous differences. So many that it seems doubtful that it is a modified version of Broadway.

    The example font certainly has some similarities and may have been inspired by Broadway but there it is decorating a national park ..... so one might conclude that it was done from a font that should be commercially available.
     

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  6. Roy Frisby

    Roy Frisby New Member

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    Maybe it's an older letter that was made by Spanjer Bros.
    I ran across that same letter style on a school name change
    job a while back. We just ordered all new letters from
    another mfg. since Spanjer Bros. in no longer in business and
    that particular letter style couldn't be found.
     
  7. Shovelhead

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    How about "CASTLE"??????

    :help:
     
  8. Fred Weiss

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    Some of the letters are similar to Castle but others aren't.
     
  9. Shovelhead

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    The "P" and the "R" don't look right at all......

    ...betcha it is BROADWAY with fattened strokes and modifired
    "P" and "R"
     
  10. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    ...and squared of points

    :cool1:
     
  11. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    I cant find it in what i got ... but damn ... im sure i saw that font before .. a long time ago ... when i was working with Graphix Advantage ... Look up old Gerber fonts if you can.
     
  12. Shovelhead

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    I have Omega......

    will check fonts tonight for you!
    :thumb:
     
  13. Fred Weiss

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    I've been through all the Gerber fonts as well so save your time on that. Even had a buddy dig out an old Spanger Bros. catalog and it wasn't in their offerings.

    The sign is more than 20 years old so it may have its origins in photo type rather than digital anyway.
     
  14. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Oh my god!

    Get out the 'ol projector ... dust it off ... do allot of photocopies, cut out each individual letter, set your type ... then blow up your patern ... Trace it out with a pencil ... transfer the patern onto the substrate with carbon paper ... then hand cut it or letter it !!!

    LOL!! damn im happy we dont have to go through that anymore!!

    So you better find that font!!! :biggrin:
     
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