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Old 01-05-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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Typeface of Art Deco ('50s) Logo

Has anyone found a typeface that replicates the "AIRSTREAM" logo badge? (Mine's a 1958) It's the "rounded letter, Art Deco vintage look" before they changed to the boxy sans serif all caps logo.

The commonly found typeface that is called "Airstream" is more of a brush script and doesn't even come close.
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Has anyone found a typeface that replicates the "AIRSTREAM" logo badge? (Mine's a 1958) It's the "rounded letter, Art Deco vintage look" before they changed to the boxy sans serif all caps logo.

The commonly found typeface that is called "Airstream" is more of a brush script and doesn't even come close.
Bevman,

Vintage Trailer Supply has the nameplates in that type.

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Yes, that is the Logo that I am referencing. What I'm looking for (if it even exists) is the computer font that matches, so I can make labels and signs that match.
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It looks like a rather straight forward font to create. Here is some free trial software to give it a try. If i had the time to do it myself I would... but I'm currently at work finishing something up for Monday AM... and shouldn't even be browsing the forums LOL!

Good luck and let us know if you find/create something.
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Has anyone found a typeface that replicates the "AIRSTREAM" logo badge? (Mine's a 1958) It's the "rounded letter, Art Deco vintage look" before they changed to the boxy sans serif all caps logo.

The commonly found typeface that is called "Airstream" is more of a brush script and doesn't even come close.
I haven't come across this font. I have looked lately and then remember bevman's post.

Anybody come across this font since then?
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I posted a photo of the 50s Airstream badge on a couple of different font websites (forums frequented by typographers and graphic designers) and came up empty handed. Still looking.
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I am a graphic designer of 14 years now. Can you link a graphic with the font you are referencing and I will see what I can come up with.
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I posted a photo of the 50s Airstream badge on a couple of different font websites (forums frequented by typographers and graphic designers) and came up empty handed. Still looking.
Michael,

PM flyfshr, I think he did the lettering for the VTS name plate. He should be able to give the information you need.

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vswingfield,
I have it here on my desktop. Tell me how and I will send it to you.
That is, if you want it!
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I have it here on my desktop. Tell me how and I will send it to you.
That is, if you want it!
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Here is another forum on an Airstream font someone has found. Is this it?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...ont-48149.html
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Here is another forum on an Airstream font someone has found. Is this it?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...ont-48149.html
That's the one djs66 just sent me. An interesting one, but still different.

The nameplate we are trying to match is at Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!.

And yes, I plan to buy one. I would like to use the font for projects other than duplicating their product.

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The closest thing I have or have found to match that is Bayer Sans. It is missing the notches on the left side though. Here is a link to the font:
http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Bayer+Sans&q=Go

Another font that is 1950's but differes is Anna or Wingate. I am guessing AS used one of these fonts to create their own unique face for their logo.

Another feature on that site that is fun to use is http://www.identifont.com/. It walks through identifying a font face with knowing the font but having an example. Nothing I tried came as close to Bayer though.
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Still looking. Found a close one on Fonts.com...

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