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Old 11-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #15
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:45 PM   #16
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Still looking. Found a close one on Fonts.com...

Phenix American

This Phenix American is pretty good, though far too condensed of course. The original was surely a custom design, I'd think - perhaps based on other fonts of the time but with special features like the leg of the R which kicks out further than the top, and no tail on the M, and the little knuckles that stick out from the A,R, and E as if to suggest speed and motion.

Neat font.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:10 PM   #17
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Iím inclined to agree that Airstream probably had the lettering in that logo custom designed. It is easier to design 7 letters than an entire font set, too. Whoever did it certainly did a good job. I have been looking at Art Deco design and fonts recently and havenít seen anything quite like it.

That said, there have been several interesting fonts located. Thanks for all the input.

Perhaps something will show up yet.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:43 PM   #18
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Looks like Avenida font.
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Just for fun... here's a look at other deco-flavored typefaces found at myfonts.com.

This is the VTS reproduction, followed (top to bottom) by Cinema Gothic, Haute Coture JNL, and Decomputer.
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Late 40's

A trophy Airstream plate
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Original Sign, Faded

This Airstream signature sign has traveled
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Yes, Bill had it correct. I did the artwork for the badge that VTS has. I didn't have a typeface though. I took a photo of the badge on my TradeWind and used it as a template to render the individual letters with Adobe Illustrator. I haven't been able to locate that exact font either and have been a graphic designer for over 30 years. The remaining letters of the alphabet could be rendered with a bit of time but the tough letters are already done.

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Well, nice work Brad. Looks dead on!

I don't know if you had anything to do with version 2.0 of the 60's style big nameplate (with the now-correct tail on the "R") but they and the rest of the badges he has online all look really good too.
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Thanks for the kind words, Brad. I didn't have anything to do with the upgrade at VTS but am hoping to partner with Steve in the future on a few projects.

I couldn't leave it unfinished, I had to create the Art Deco font. Its something I've been wanting to do for some time. So, thanks for the nudge.

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Great job Brad! The results speak for themselves.

Edit: Just saw the rest of the characters from the font design. Got interrupted between starting my post and yours. Very nice.

Now if you could run the outlines through one of the font programs and create an OpenType set.
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Looks great! What area of graphics do you work in? Large format, print, web, all the above?
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Thanks for the kind words. I have mostly worked in print but am now learning DreamWeaver to get into the web. I really need to update my personal webpage so I guess I'll be my own guinea pig.

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Looks great! What area of graphics do you work in? Large format, print, web, all the above?
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Thanks for the kind words. I have mostly worked in print but am now learning DreamWeaver to get into the web. I really need to update my personal webpage so I guess I'll be my own guinea pig.

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DreamWeaver is my personal favorite. I like the good simultanious views of the design and code. After designing web pages in a text editor (BBEdit), viewing the design in the editor is great. I do like the control over design that you get from editing the code compared to the default WYSWIG formatting. Knowing a little code is good.

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