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Dave Schneider

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Ideas for this font
« on: July 15, 2010, 02:17:35 AM »
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Can any of you font aficionados id the one used on this car?
http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/djs_ank_ak/BeerRailcars/DSDX8008_Merge.jpg
These are the Schlitz beer cars that were introduced in 1963.

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 07:29:34 AM »
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New York Central modern.
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 09:45:54 AM »
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Hmmm, this makes me want to sample a Schlitz. By the time I was old enough to drink (1970s) it had been reformulated into crap beer.

I understand it has been reformulated in the last couple years to a formula similar to the one that made it a leading beer for most of the last century.

Was that reefer used to ship beer? :D

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 09:50:55 AM »
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^ That'd be incorrect.  They went back to the original formula again.

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 10:07:42 AM »
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^ That'd be incorrect.  They went back to the original formula again.

Huh, the original formula made it popular. In the early 70s they f'd it up - sales nosedived. What's incorrect? ???
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 11:06:01 AM »
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The "Regridgerator" is simply Sans, stretched out. The "DSDX" is best to start with Sans and do some modifications.

Do you have a vector drawing program like Corel Draw to modify the fonts?
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 11:08:09 AM »
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What's incorrect? ???

My ability to read properly. 


You're right. 

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 11:17:43 AM »
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The "Regridgerator" is simply Sans, stretched out. The "DSDX" is best to start with Sans and do some modifications.

Do you have a vector drawing program like Corel Draw to modify the fonts?

What is Sans? I know there are descriptors of font types known as Serif and Sans Serif, but those aren't font names, and don't pay heed to the other characteristics of font design.
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 11:23:15 AM »
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What's incorrect? ???

My ability to read properly. 


You're right. 

I often do that ...

Is the "new" "original" Schlitz any good?

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 11:28:34 AM »
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What is Sans? I know there are descriptors of font types known as Serif and Sans Serif, but those aren't font names, and don't pay heed to the other characteristics of font design.

Sans means without.  Serif is with and Sans Serif is without.  Now, I'm sure you know what a Serif is, right?
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2010, 11:39:01 AM »
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Wasn't he the law in Nottingham?

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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 12:08:33 PM »
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What is Sans? I know there are descriptors of font types known as Serif and Sans Serif, but those aren't font names, and don't pay heed to the other characteristics of font design.

Sans means without.  Serif is with and Sans Serif is without.  Now, I'm sure you know what a Serif is, right?

Very much aware, I'm up on my French and design terminology. My question regarded the use of "sans" as if it were a font name, just like I stated in my post.
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 12:12:02 PM »
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That is the closest two I could come up with. I have over 1000 fonts on my system so I have lost track where each has come from. Sans is the name of the font, both as the descriptor and the file name. Not sure where I got it.
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 12:25:05 PM »
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RailFonts.com's Grand Central mimes NYC's sans serif lettering and has the right line weight variations, but it's too vertically condensed. The line weight variations, like those exhibited by the two cross arms of the X are a primary feature of this font.
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Re: Ideas for this font
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 12:34:29 PM »
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The line weight on the X and the shape of the S in the DSDX are the ones that need to be tweaked. Overall the Refrigerator lettering is pretty close excpet for a little weight to the right side of the A. I didn't try the numbers. That is often the hardest thing to match up. Numbers don't seem to be a high priority for font designers and they don't seem to keep the family look of the rest of the font many times.
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