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What font to use for airplane?

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Accelerated Graphics, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Accelerated Graphics

    Accelerated Graphics Active Member

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    My customer is really anal about the thickness of the characters, regulation say the letter must be 2" think and that what he wants..
    Anyone have a font that they have used that works out??
     
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  2. jwright350

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    I would guess that depends on the height. For my DOT work I like to use Interstate Black Condensed. Its pretty thick...but not crazy like Impact.
     
  3. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    I've got one of those. He does cross coutry air races and he says they actually measure the numbers every time and they have to be exact...1.75" stroke in places won't work....2.25" in the thick parts won't either. I ended up creating my own numbers by drawing the centerlines and adding a 1" outline and he's been in the clear since then. If all you need are the numbers you're welcome to them. Shoot me an email and I'll send them over.

    patwhatley@gmail.com
     
  4. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Arial bold is 2"thick at 12"height. I've used it for id #s. If you need it thicker at smaller size go with arial black. Heavy is a good font for this as well.
     
  5. ucmj22

    ucmj22 Very Active Member

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    I would use a fixed width font such as Andale Mono, Courier, Menlo or Monaco these fonts will have the same thickness even on curved letters
     
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