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Old 06-02-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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I'm sure I've seen it before. I might even have it, or one like it. Can anyone tell me what this font is?
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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I'm sure I've seen it before. I might even have it, or one like it. Can anyone tell me what this font is?
No idea. The R might have been altered, and I am surprised that the S ever got made. You might be able to fake it with a an oblique condensed gothic of the right weight.

   
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I am surprised that the S ever got made.
Gives another meaning top the term grotesque.

   
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This is probably Solex, which can be found here in a variety of weights.

   
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Thanks, Bo. It does look like that, doesn't it. In those samples the S looks even more like two cs stuck together!

Shame it's not a free font. I only want to set two words (the author's name) and I doubt I'll ever want to use it again. Guess I'll propose the pubisher buys it for me or I use Futura.

   
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Thanks, Bo. It does look like that, doesn't it. In those samples the S looks even more like two cs stuck together!
That’s a fair description. It also reminds me of an egret’s neck.

   
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I only want to set two words (the author's name) and I doubt I'll ever want to use it again. Guess I'll propose the pubisher buys it for me or I use Futura.
If that's all you want it for, and you've already got examples of all the characters you need ("DAVE ZELTSERMAN"), it wouldn't take much skill or time to simply reconstruct them in Illustrator (or whatever), using the pen tool. Just place a scan of the characters on a lower layer, then draw over them on an upper layer, and scale them to whatever size you want.

   
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Time is money...

If it were an attractive font I'd probably do it. However, I've sent the book to the publisher with the author's name set in AauxPro.

   
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Good catch!
More like a bad catch!
Why would anyone want to use that for anything?

   
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