What font is this?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by LeeTom, Jan 4, 2006.

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    LeeTom

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    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
     
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    mustard

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    I think...

    (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
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

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    Definitely and absolutely not Gill Sans.

    Looks like a fixed-width font
     
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    iMeowbot

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    It's a ringer for Interstate Bold

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

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    CanadaRAM

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    ;)
    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.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    They were trying for legible :) It's a clone of the type used on US highway signs (samples).
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    CanadaRAM

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    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.
     
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    jayscheuerle

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    One of my very favorite body fonts I use is Gotham, which is very similar, but with a great lower case.

    It's a great, historical face.
     
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    Damn that's a nice font... I really really wish it wasn't $300 though... I'd get it in a heartbeat.
     
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    Sparky's

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    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.
     
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    Sparky's

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