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It worked! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!
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One of my favourites is Eurostile. It's used in the fcuk logo.


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http://www.johncaserta.com/yale/helvetica/index.html

This is amazing

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my favorite type desigers are hoefler & frere-jones...
they designed one of my all-time favorite faces, gotham...


typography.com

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^Agreed!
I frequent that site a lot. The ask section is always full of greatness.

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http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

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This is the thread to discuss type history, different kinds of type, and share type websites.

Heres a list of free fonts sites:

http://www.dafont.com/

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v3/fonts.php
these two are my new favorites

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You guys might like this website
http://www2.wind.ne.jp/maniackers/designfont.html

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I don't really know anything about US presidential candidates but I thought this was interesting:
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What font says 'Change'?

Type designers decode the presidential candidates



TYPOGRAPHY CAN subtly or boldly define a company, product, or person. Whether it is Best Buy's big, bold, screaming signs or the sweet, elegant script on a wine label, the type talks to us, the reader. The logos of the presidential candidates are no exception.

Clinton
The Hillary type palette is far from fresh and colorful; it is begging for legitimacy instead of demanding respect. It projects recycled establishment. The type has a tired feeling, as if the ink has been soaking into the page too long. The Hillary logo has the look of an '80s newspaper layout or an investment company. The tall lower-case reminds me of someone with their pants pulled up too high. I wonder about the significance of the three stars and three stripes. A third term?
Edwards
Edwards is the only candidate to use a sans serif typeface for his main typeface. Sans serif typefaces do not have the added elements at the ends of the vertical and horizontal strokes. Unlike many of the traditional sans serifs used in campaigns, Edwards's typeface is open and friendly. It's utilitarian. In past campaigns, Edwards used a serif typeface. Perhaps he is subtly distancing himself from his unsuccessful 2004 bid. The Edwards type is very Wal-Mart, tabloid, middle class. Not a whiff of high-powered lawyer.
Obama
Obama's type is contemporary, fresh, very polished and professional. The serifs are sharp and pointed; clean pen strokes evoke a well-pressed Armani suit. The ever-present rising sun logo has the feeling of a hot new Internet company. His sans serifs conjure up the clean look of Nike or Sony. This typography is young and cool. Clearly not the old standards of years past.
Huckabee
Huckabee has the most inexplicable selection of typography and graphics, from the six floating stars to the white stripe seemingly stolen from the Coca-Cola logo. The overall effect is clutter. The main typeface, used to set the candidate's name, is very tightly spaced, or tightly tracked, as typographers like to say. Some letters, like kab, are actually touching each other. Then "Mike" is tucked in between the H and k as if "we almost forgot to tell you his first name." Setting FAITH. FAMILY. FREEDOM. in such a thin weak sans serif feels as if it was added as a committee compromise or an afterthought. The type is too light, too small, and does not have a real voice.
Romney
Uppercase can attract attention and project boldness, which is probably why the Romney campaign set his name in all caps. It works pretty well for 'Romney'. The letters fit comfortably and form a pretty solid unit.
Unfortunately, MITT does not lend itself well to this treatment. The two T's create a big space between them compared with the space between the MI or, to a lesser extent, the IT. The result is an irregular rhythm and feeling of inconsistency. The graphics are puzzling. The eagle logo has the head of the US Postal Service logo and body of the Norwegian flag flowing behind it. Not sure what that means.
Giuliani
Like Clinton, Giuliani has abandoned his last name nearly completely. Rudy is four easy-on-the-eyes letters set in a strong serif with an eye-catching red border. It is set in a strong, bold serif typeface; the serifs themselves are clear and decisive. Using his short four-letter name allows him to set it particularly large. His message is all about Rudy, name recognition. The enlarged R introduces the other letters like a big, protective parent.
McCain
McCain uses type that is a perfect compromise between a sans and a serif, what type geeks call a "flared sans." Not quite sans and not quite serif, sort of in between, moderate, not too far in either direction. The strokes have contrast between the thick and thin, creating the feeling that the ends are going to have cute little serifs, but they just flare out a little, not forming actual serifs but wanting to. The military star centered and shadowed is a not-so-subtle touch. And McCain just says "President," as if to say he's already been elected. Everything about this logo says you can buy a car from this man. From the perfectly centered star to the perfectly spaced type, the entire design looks like a high-end real estate company. McCain has done something no other candidate has done, he uses all blue, no red - not even a dash. If we were to predict the results based on typography and design, we would pick McCain and Obama.
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^ Very interesting article. I know tFS doesn't allow any mention of politics, so I'll refrain from discussing individual candidates. All I'll say is that I like Giuliani's look best - it's clean and to the point.

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Thanks for the article, Marvystone
Typography-wise, i'd say the only one that could count as a professional work is Obama's.
Overuse of CAPITAL letters is a common "sinn" ... And i also have no explanation for the shorter H in Hillary's name...

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Not sure if this would interest anyone

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Tokyo Palace In Memoriam
(2000-2006)
The Tokyo Palace font was originally designed as the only identity/communication tool for the Palais de Tokyo, when the project of this contemporary art space in Paris was initiated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans in 2000. Rather than imposing a so-called corporate identity for a space that was yet to be determined, the choice was made to create an economical, ecological and "light" identity, which would be only based on a simple typeface derivated from generic computer-screen bitmap fonts, in which was added a series of characters and pictograms. This font was provided to all services at the Palais, allowing all communication tools to be generated from the inside, with no set rules or corporate guidelines. More like a voice that you get used to hear and recognise instantly, even if transmitted over a bad phone line. Now that this font is no longer in use, we have decided to offer it through free download, so it could pursue its own life, out of any control. © M/M (Paris), October 2006

download the font

File is a compressed .zip archive containing pc (truetype) and mac (postscript and truetype) versions of the font. if you need help for decompression and installation, check this page.
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Theres some more stuff about Wes Anderson and type here: http://www.typophile.com/node/35307, mainly from The Darjeeling Ltd (anyone seen it?)

Another good font site with some freebies; http://www.fontdeli.co.uk/

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Love Typophile! I post on there as Iffy sometimes.
Thanks for the link.

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I have an addiction to downloading fonts. Whatthefont.com is a great resource to quickly and usually accurately finding out what font is used in a graphic!

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