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  2. Kevin Thompson

    "Edward Scissorhands" Font?

    I reached out to David Farey, who did the digitization of Luther back in 1992/1993: The typeface Luther was designed in 1967 by Tony Geddes, a British graphic designer and lettering artist. Tony is an accomplished type designer, who has designed more than 50 fonts before the digital era. He worked for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) creating program titles and support graphics. As far as I'm aware Luther does not have any antecedents and is an original design, but it is more than likely it started out as a caption or series of captions before being made into a full alphabet, the program it was designed for may have been an historical or a period drama that gave the design its characteristics, but that's lost in the relatively recent mists of time... During the late 1980's and early 1990's headline photosetting was going through its death throes as a service industry because of the fast approaching digital era. I ran a headline photosetting company called Panache Graphics, and we managed to make the switch (at that time) from photosetting to digital typography, and in particular, creating digital fonts. Panache was basically 'the last man standing' of the London photosetting houses who had not converted to digital, and were able to purchase the rights to convert many original analog typefaces, from Face Photosetting and other companies, which included the Luther typeface. So, the titles for Edward Scissorhands were likely created using the phototypesetting version of Luther, and the Luther College logo may have had similar origins.
  3. George Thomas

    'Long Wear' Clothing Label

    Check this site. Google returns a lot of information also. https://fontsinuse.com/tags/272/1950s
  4. Please read the rules and FAQ for posting type ID requests here, and update your post accordingly....
  5. Riccardo Sartori

    Typography video channels

    Ideally, the latter. Realistically, what one can gather 😉 There could be a crowdsourced rating system, like on font lists' the entries.
  6. Ralf Herrmann

    Typography video channels

    I wonder what selection criteria there would be. Should it list as much as possible or should there be some quality standards, which need to be met in order to be listed.
  7. Riccardo Sartori

    Typography video channels

    It could be a nice resource to have, providing it clearly marks what is freely available vs. what requires a purchase or a registration.
  8. Ralf Herrmann

    Typography video channels

    By the way: a directory of video resources should probably also include courses people have on sites like Skillshare and Udemy.
  9. dustyc

    'Long Wear' Clothing Label

    Thanks George! I appreciate the info guys. Can anyone recommend any books that feature typefaces or lettering from the era?
  10. George Thomas

    'Long Wear' Clothing Label

    @Riccardo is correct; it is hand-lettered. Aside from the two /T's, which are different, there are some things about the letters that just indicate it is not a font. In addition to that, I'm familiar with most metal type from that era and have never seen it.
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  12. dustyc

    'Long Wear' Clothing Label

    Keen eye Riccardo. I chalked this up to a production/printing distortion, but I'm totally open to that possibility. The other reason I feel like this might be a face is that I'm almost positive I've seen it before. Anybody else?
  13. Riccardo Sartori

    'Long Wear' Clothing Label

    Given the two different |T|s, other than the age and the medium, I would say it’s lettering, not a typeface.
  14. Hi all, I am new to this site and will do my best to abide by the rules set out in the faq/rules section. for this topic I am attempting find the name of the font that the words "SPORT JACKET" are set in on this clothing label. I don't know much about this company that isn't in this ebay listing... which isn't much. I had never heard of it before this listing and the seller doesn't do much in the way of giving a history of the brand. I can say however that I agree with the sellers description of the jacket being from the 1950s. I have become really interested in "mid-century, novelty fonts" and I feel like there has to be type book that documents this kind of thing. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you Here is the original Ebay listing... https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-1950S-LIGHT-BROWN-RAYON-GABARDINE-ZIPPER-JACKET-SIZE-LARGE/121379424213?hash=item1c42c707d5:g:jJwAAOSwDk5TuFtZ:sc:USPSPriority!78722!US!-1
  15. Kevin Thompson

    "Edward Scissorhands" Font?

    So similar to the lettering of the Luther College logotype it can’t be a coincidence... There actually is a typeface called Luther that is very similar; only the FontHaus purchase link appears to be working.
  16. Here are a few close looking typefaces to get you on the right track. Nothing identical because as Riccardo said correctly, there are obvious reasons. 1) CEYLON top lettering in similar to "OPTI Circus Caps". A google search for Circus typefaces will get you some similar faces, Letraset did one years ago which for the life in me I forget the name. 2) CEYLON CURRENCY FIVE POUNDS watermark try "Cheque Black" or "Engravers Roman". 3) THE BEARER... "Englische Schriebschrift" or "Bank Script" might help. 4) CEYLONESE WRITING - Search for Sinhalese type in google, there will be a typeface built into OSX or Windows for sure. Hope this gets you started.
  17. Ralf Herrmann

    "Edward Scissorhands" Font?

    Pretty sure that’s custom just for the movie. http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/edward-scissorhands/
  18. Joshua Belyeu

    "Edward Scissorhands" Font?

    Here's another one I haven't been able to identify. The letters were pulled from a poster I found online, but some are missing. I do know this same typeface was used for the film's opening credits, so if anyone can ID it, I'd appreciate the help. Thanks again! 😃
  19. Riccardo Sartori

    answered Fonts used 19th century Ceylon Currency Watermarks

    For obvious reasons, banknotes don’t use readily available typefaces. This is engraved lettering especially made for the purpose.
  20. I am trying to identify Fonts used for watermarks on Ceylon Currency Notes from 1850 to 1940 of which I show images on http://notes.lakdiva.org/watermarks.html . Most online font identification sites have trouble with these watermark images as the text on the currency note is mixed in with watermark text which I have highlighted by back illumination. These are probably standard 19th-century fonts. I am trying to create images of just the watermark for my educational website http://notes.lakdiva.org/ in which I wish to document these currency notes and having the fonts identified will make the process practical and better than just trying drawing them. For example, in the attached image the watermark reads CEYLON CURRENCY FIVE POUNDS written in a bright outline in 3 lines. It is also posted at http://notes.lakdiva.org/british/psd/1850_gtgc_sterling.html Any help in identifying the 5 or 6 fonts used on the watermarks will be much appreciated.
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  22. Ralf Herrmann

    RoboFont 3.2 was released

    Support for Mac OS 10.14, work on the Extensions infrastructure, the Glyph Editor is faster and includes many small improvements, …
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  24. Joshua Belyeu

    "The Crow" End Credits Font?

    Chrysler Compressed is a very close match; I'd say about 95%. The side bars would need to be removed, and some of the center bars moved up...but otherwise that's it. Thanks so much, to all of you for this help. I've been trying to find this typeface for a long time.
  25. Joshua Belyeu

    "The Crow" End Credits Font?

    I asked him what font was used, and he couldn't remember. But he did say that the company he worked for at the time no longer exists, so finding out which typeface would be almost impossible.
  26. George Thomas

    "The Crow" End Credits Font?

    OK, but did he say they used a font for the titles, or did they order them from outside?
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