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Hiroe

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The right font makes all the difference.
« on: January 30, 2022, 10:55:52 PM »
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I recently ordered a batch of custom-cut vinyl module names, in proper Penn Central font.

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It's made a big improvement in setting the era.
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2022, 11:35:46 PM »
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Looks good.  Is that Microgramma Bold Italic (or generically called Eurostyle) typeface?  I do like the looks of that typeface (not just for Conrail).
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 11:45:10 PM »
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Looks good.  Is that Microgramma Bold Italic (or generically called Eurostyle) typeface?  I do like the looks of that typeface (not just for Conrail).

For the record, it's "Eurostile", which is not a generic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurostile

PC did in fact use Microgramma Bold Extended Italic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma_(typeface)

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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2022, 11:46:11 PM »
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For the record, it's "Eurostile", which is not a generic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurostile

PC did in fact use Microgramma Bold Extended Italic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma_(typeface)

I was hoping you would chime in. Thanks!
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 12:03:01 AM »
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The specific font name used was Square721-BdEx-BT-Bold, which was the closest thing we could find in a TTF.
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2022, 12:59:53 AM »
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The specific font name used was Square721-BdEx-BT-Bold, which was the closest thing we could find in a TTF.

Close enough - had me fooled.
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2022, 01:31:36 PM »
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PC did in fact use Microgramma Bold Extended Italic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma_(typeface)

Never would have guessed that Penn Central and Star Trek used the same font.
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Re: The right font makes all the difference.
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2022, 01:14:48 AM »
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Maybe the PC should have let the ST management crew run the railroad.  Their business has lasted a lot longer!
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