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LeeTom
Jan 4, 2006, 10:33 AM
Hello,
I'm wondering if any of you a savvy enough to figure out what font is used for the headlines on this page:
http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

They say:
MORE THIS WEEK
NEW POSTS TO THE HOST!
and
TWO THOUSAND SIX?!


Thanks in advance!
Lee Tom



mustard
Jan 4, 2006, 10:40 AM
(edited)sorry I took a stab at it - its been so long since I was able to get one correct with out seeing the whole set

If you want to know the exact weight, type & foundry check out http://www.typophile.com/

They have an forum that people just ID type all day long it seems like and they are really quick to respond. Hopefully this helps

Blue Velvet
Jan 4, 2006, 10:45 AM
Definitely and absolutely not Gill Sans.

Looks like a fixed-width font

iMeowbot
Jan 4, 2006, 10:52 AM
It's a ringer for Interstate Bold (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/interstate/)

There's a freeware clone floating around called Blue highway, but it's a little off.

LeeTom
Jan 4, 2006, 10:53 AM
I put a post up at typophile. Thanks!
http://typophile.com/node/17083

CanadaRAM
Jan 4, 2006, 11:12 AM
Definitely and absolutely not Gill Sans.
;)
Looks monospaced but isn't. It's one of a number of fonts that must be intentionally designed to be clunky and brutal. Some others are on the tip of my tongue, but I have recently completed a intensive programme of forgetting font names to make room in my brain for really essential things like Canadian Politics (not).

Interstate Bold looks a good match.

iMeowbot
Jan 4, 2006, 11:20 AM
It's one of a number of fonts that must be intentionally designed to be clunky and brutal.
They were trying for legible :) It's a clone of the type used on US highway signs (samples (http://www.fhwa.org/en/products/fhwa/fhwa_legacy_en.html)).

jayscheuerle
Jan 4, 2006, 11:24 AM
I've found this to be helpful when hunting down fonts:

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

(but not in this case!)

CanadaRAM
Jan 5, 2006, 01:05 PM
They were trying for legible :) It's a clone of the type used on US highway signs (samples (http://www.fhwa.org/fhwafonts/fhwafonts_1977.html)).
Yeah -- where legibility is important in cases where it is viewed at 300 yards -- and the apparent type size is about 3 points.

Otta be a law against using these in print.

jayscheuerle
Jan 5, 2006, 01:24 PM
Yeah -- where legibility is important in cases where it is viewed at 300 yards -- and the apparent type size is about 3 points.

Otta be a law against using these in print.

One of my very favorite body fonts I use is Gotham (http://www.typography.com/catalog/gotham/index.html), which is very similar, but with a great lower case.

It's a great, historical (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/08/nyregion/08blocks.html?ex=1136610000&en=89f4b969dba0601c&ei=5070) face.

eyeon
Jan 9, 2006, 04:18 PM
One of my very favorite body fonts I use is Gotham (http://www.typography.com/catalog/gotham/index.html), which is very similar, but with a great lower case.

It's a great, historical (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/08/nyregion/08blocks.html?ex=1136610000&en=89f4b969dba0601c&ei=5070) face.

Damn that's a nice font... I really really wish it wasn't $300 though... I'd get it in a heartbeat.

Sparky's
Jan 9, 2006, 05:37 PM
I went through my entire catalog and found these that were close but no cigar.
AG-Old Face
Deices Engraved Caps (SSi)
Franklin Gothic
Hiero
Neuzeit Grotesque (URW)
News Gothic

They all looked good except for the way the center decender in the "M" comes to a point in the original.

Sparky's
Jan 9, 2006, 06:31 PM
It's a ringer for Interstate Bold (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/interstate/)

There's a freeware clone floating around called Blue highway, but it's a little off.

After more research I agree "Interstate" is it.

http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Interstate/charset

And as a side note here is the designer: http://www.fontbureau.com/people/TobiasFrere-Jones