Need help finding a font

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by buffettfan33, Feb 19, 2007.

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    buffettfan33

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    I've looked through some of the sites that are on the "Using and Finding Mac Fonts" guide, and have not found what I'm looking for, so I am hoping some of MR's Font Gods can give me a hand.

    I am creating advertisements for a literacy fundraising event program and one of the ads was bought by a local business that crushes cars. So I am trying to find a font that looks crushed, similar to the way a crushed car looks.

    I would also be open to using a tool/program that could create the same effect. However, I don't want to spend a lot of time creating it or learning how to use the software, as this is just 1 of the 20 ads I have to create.

    I feel like I have seen something like this before, but I might just be imagining things.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
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    You could use Illustrator to manipulate a typeface you already have..
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    onthat

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    Sidewalk might be a good choice, and it's free! Can't remember where I found it:(
     
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    buffettfan33

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    Thank you all for your quick responses!

    I am somewhat familiar with Illustrator, but I don't think I am comfortable enough with it to start editing fonts, as this does not seem like it would be an easy task. Out of curiousity, can you open .otf files in Illustrator? I don't have it installed on my laptop to be able to check.


    I had seen that "smash" font in my search, and was excited by its name, but unfortunately it's not really what I'm looking for. :(


    I found "sidewalk" on myfonts.com but it's not really what I'm looking for. Thanks for the suggestion though!

    To clarify, I am looking for a font that looks smashed/crushed horizontally, and preferably would be a "cartoony" looking font. Click Here to see what I mean by "cartoony." Note that I am not looking for a font that looks like the one in the link, but am looking for a smashed/crushed font in that same "cartoony" genre of fonts.

    Let me know if any of this makes sense, because after this many hours of work, there is a good chance it doesn't.
     
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    onthat

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    http://blambot.com
    http://comicbookfonts.com

    Adjusting the spacing between each letter might offer some promising options.

    Still unsure about what you are looking for:eek:

    This might be one of those situations where you'll need to modify an existing font in illustrator.
     
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    buffettfan33

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    Thanks for those sites! I would have never thought to look at comic book fonts. While neither of those sites had the font that I have pictured in my head, the Blambot site did have two fonts, Fat Stack and Ultra Violent, that are getting towards what I am looking for.

    I have been looking around the web trying to find a site that is using a similar font to give as an example, but have had no success thus far.

    I'm begining to think I'm going crazy... :rolleyes:
     
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    having a SIMILAR PROBLEM

    I'm in the same boat! I had to reload my system and lost a font named "CRACKED". it probably came w/ some 3rd party software, but i cant locate it. I also tried many font sites w/ no luck. This is a big problem because I used the font in my logo design. Is anyone familar w/ this font?
     
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    iMeowbot

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    iLife comes (or used to come) with a font named Cracked, which is a renamed House Industries Crackhouse. Is that the one? If not, it would help to post a sample, because names like that get used over and over again.
     
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    WillJS

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    Dafont.com

    I found that one.. kinda works. Poke around there
     
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    Thanks, i've got the font. Actually, i already had it a ".exe" version. i just didnt know i could open it because it was a windows font. "the unarchiver" was what i needed to get.
    This forum is very resourceful. hopefully, next time, i'll be able to help someone else.

    Buffetfan - good luck, if i come across a font you could use, I'll send it your way
     

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