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Anybody know/have the BW font?
|Author||Topic: Anybody know/have the BW font?|
posted 05-01-2002 05:21 PM ET (US)
I want to put together a little Web page devoted to my Outrage 25. I would like to use the BW font if I can. Does anybody know what the font is called? Anybody have it?
posted 05-01-2002 05:59 PM ET (US)
Helvetica, Hevetica Italic
posted 05-02-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the information. Helvetica looks right to me.
|John from Madison CT||
posted 05-02-2002 12:39 PM ET (US)
Where do you guys find this font? I have the most advanced version of Microsoft Word and it ain't there.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 05-02-2002 12:46 PM ET (US)
Surely you jest. Helvetica is the most common, ubiquitous and plain font there is. Generally the default font. I'm sure you do have it.
The best results will be Bold Helvetica Italic.
posted 05-02-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)
Arial is a clone of Helvetica - just renamed to get around royalty issues.
posted 05-02-2002 02:34 PM ET (US)
So when my machine defaults to Arial (as it does) it is virtually defaulting to Helvetica, as has been suggested - I was feeling left out...
posted 05-02-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)
You might also look at Arial Black Bold & in Italics.
posted 05-02-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)
In typography, a fine typeface like HELVETICA in Adobe POSTSCRIPT format is the equivalent of a classic Boston Whaler.
In that same metaphor, Microsoft Screen Fonts in imitation variations like ARIAL are the equivalent of a splashed Whaler hull made by a couple of guys who just got laid off from the laminate shop of a southern Florida boat builder that went out of business.
Actually I have a library of about 100 Helvetica type faces, all slight variations of the type, weight, and style.
There are guys who sit around talking about type faces like we talk about Whalers.
posted 05-02-2002 11:30 PM ET (US)
Talking about type faces, I took printing shop in high school. We hand set the type, guess that kind of dates me.
posted 05-03-2002 10:30 AM ET (US)
"There are guys who sit around talking about type faces like we talk about Whalers."
Guilty as charged...you have no idea how many thousands of typefaces (fonts) there are in the world...and we graphic designers use huge fontbooks to compare and select them for each jobwe work on...of course I spend a lot of time talking about Whalers too! ;-)
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