help needed (font question)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by poohat1000, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    Post it in this 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. ;)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks gav
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Konspirancy Theory is a pretty good propaganda style font. Soviet is OK, but gets a little too cute trying to look Cyrillic.
     
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    Sparky's

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    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.
     

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  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks a lot guys, went with the konspiracy theory one in the end:



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    Apple

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    I think you made the right move, they look really good.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    now for some constructive criticism:eek: ...Display Typefaces like the one you used need some serious kearning.

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

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    Looks like a faux-italic to me. Skewed... not a proper italic.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    ahh...that would explain the horrible gaps!
     
  13. macrumors member

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    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.
     

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