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poohat1000
Nov 15, 2005, 10:33 PM
http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/visfront/imagelarge/campesino.jpg



http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/visfront/imagelarge/snake2.jpg


im trying to replicate this distinct style of poster, im having problems finding any similar fonts to those used in the above two pics, would value any info on any similar fonts - especially freee ones :)

thanks a lot



iGav
Nov 16, 2005, 06:22 AM
im trying to replicate this distinct style of poster, im having problems finding any similar fonts to those used in the above two pics, would value any info on any similar fonts - especially freee ones :)

thanks a lot

Post it in this (http://typophile.com/forum/29) forum, request a typeface ID, but also if there are any similar free fonts out there.

They should be able to point you in the rights directions. ;)

poohat1000
Nov 16, 2005, 09:53 AM
thanks gav

robx2
Nov 16, 2005, 10:04 AM
Konspirancy Theory is a pretty good propaganda style font. Soviet is OK, but gets a little too cute trying to look Cyrillic.

Blue Velvet
Nov 16, 2005, 10:57 AM
You may find something here at Larabie Fonts.
http://www.myfonts.com/browse/foundry/larabie/

Yes, they're free. ;) :)

Sparky's
Nov 17, 2005, 09:12 PM
here are a few I found in my library. As you can see I only started to get into the "Bs". Just keep in mind the fonts should be Bold and Condensed whatever you choose to give it the look you need. Almost any serif font like Garamond or Caslon and maybe Goudy can be used but keep in mind the "Look" you want appears to be dark, bold, condensed.

poohat1000
Nov 17, 2005, 09:15 PM
thanks a lot guys, went with the konspiracy theory one in the end:



http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/imamupppet.jpg


http://www.seanjamesmiller.com/knowmoretwo.jpg

Apple
Nov 17, 2005, 10:38 PM
I think you made the right move, they look really good.

makisushi
Nov 18, 2005, 02:54 PM
now for some constructive criticism:o ...Display Typefaces like the one you used need some serious kearning.

Do that, I would say you are good to go.

CanadaRAM
Nov 18, 2005, 03:00 PM
One other unasked for constructive criticism -- consider another font for the "putting knowledge into heads" message. It's one thing to evoke a style, but you still want the message to be read and understood...

Blue Velvet
Nov 18, 2005, 03:04 PM
One other unasked for constructive criticism -- consider another font for the "putting knowledge into heads" message. It's one thing to evoke a style, but you still want the message to be read and understood...

Looks like a faux-italic to me. Skewed... not a proper italic.

makisushi
Nov 18, 2005, 03:06 PM
Looks like a faux-italic to me. Skewed... not a proper italic.
ahh...that would explain the horrible gaps!

robx2
Nov 18, 2005, 04:57 PM
Yeah, I like the poster (glad the font helped) and I think you made a pretty good stab at creating at italic font for Konsp Theory, but work on the kerning issues (might have to break the text apart and do it by hand) and you'll have a much better product.