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Stamp of Byte Shop (back in 1976)


retroplace

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Hello,

 

please have a look at the picture of a stamp of the Byte Shop computer store. They put those stamp on the Apple-1 manuals when they sold one. I have re-created the manuals and now want to give them the finishing touch by having a stamp produced and actually stamp them … (I know I am crazy …)

I tried to identify those THREE typefaces (the first and second line use DIFFERENT typefaces) using software but it does not really work, so I (again) rely on the wisdom of the gurus.

Any hint is highly appreciated. The one looks very similar to a Helvetica Neue Condensed, but there might be a closer variant. 

As to the Byte Shop Logo itself, I can not find any reference.

 

 

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2 hours ago, retroplace said:

"Computer Store" is a different typeface than the first line. It is kinda similar, but it is definitely not the same typeface.

Yes, it’s in the same very popular MICR style, but i couldn’t find it. It could have been born and then forgotten inside a rubber stamps manufacturer…

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40 minutes ago, Riccardo Sartori said:

It could have been born and then forgotten inside a rubber stamps manufacturer…

Then, perhaps, not. The most similar I can find is (the lowercase of) 256 Bytes, inspired by the Altair 8800 logo. Unfortunately it only has uppercase shapes, but could be a good starting point for the necessary modifications.

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Here is a question: Would I find somebody on this forum who could recreate the words "Computer Store" for me? Or the whole thing? It's not a huge task, I know, but could anybody be bothered to take on this mission (of course, this would be a paid job!).

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I hope that in the meantime you have found someone that actually knows what they do. If not, here is my stab at "Computer Store". Use it freely, and, if you notice something very wrong, I may or may not be able to fix it (please keep in mind that while my node pushing skills are rudimentary, my curve wrangling ones are non-existent).

 

compustore.pdf

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52 minutes ago, Riccardo Sartori said:

I hope that in the meantime you have found someone that actually knows what they do. If not, here is my stab at "Computer Store". Use it freely, and, if you notice something very wrong, I may or may not be able to fix it (please keep in mind that while my node pushing skills are rudimentary, my curve wrangling ones are non-existent).

 

compustore.pdf 6.62 kB · 1 download

I did NOT expect that – that is bloody awesome! Thanks so much! Please send me your postal address via personal message, and I will happily send you the reprints I did WITH the stamp on it once I have it made by a stamp manufacturer. 

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