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outrage25 posted 05-01-2002 05:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for outrage25   Send Email to outrage25  
Hail cetacea!

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?



jimh posted 05-01-2002 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Helvetica, Hevetica Italic
outrage25 posted 05-02-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for outrage25  Send Email to outrage25     

Thanks for the information. Helvetica looks right to me.


John from Madison CT posted 05-02-2002 12:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
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)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

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.

skookum point posted 05-02-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for skookum point  Send Email to skookum point     
Arial is a clone of Helvetica - just renamed to get around royalty issues.
kingfish posted 05-02-2002 02:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

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...


Don Fisher posted 05-02-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Don Fisher  Send Email to Don Fisher     
You might also look at Arial Black Bold & in Italics.
jimh posted 05-02-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.


Dick posted 05-02-2002 11:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Talking about type faces, I took printing shop in high school. We hand set the type, guess that kind of dates me.

Ventura16 posted 05-03-2002 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
"There are guys who sit around talking about type faces like we talk about Whalers."

Guilty as 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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