Hey fellow digital alchemists - I have to recreate an old Plymouth logo in all it's 3D metallic goodness for a project at work. Naturally there's no art to work from, only scans from old ad slicks of the cars themselves:<br><br><br><br>Does anyone know of either a website of vintage car logos or a font that's somewhat close to this? I really need only an outline at the very least, I can do the effects myself, as it has to be prepped for screenprinting anyway.<br><br>TIA<br>Leslie<br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: United States
This probably doesn't help at all, but I found a site with the font for the old Plymouth logo- It's called King Richard. But again, this was for the logo, and not necessarily the font on the car.<br><br>I like 'digital alchemist' a lot- I'm going to use that on my invoices...<br><br>[color:green]5.19.05 - The 'Jedi Slaughter' tour begins!</font color=green>
Loc: Alexandria, VA
Ordinarily, I would recommend uploading one of those jpegs to whatthefont.com -- but I'm not sure those have the resolution to work well ...<br><br>I also tried googling a better version of the logo, but my search-fu seems to be lacking right now =P<br><br><br><br>Well, I did a whatthefont search on a lark, and it actually came up with a couple close (but not exact) matches:<br><br>gf Patetica is close, but the "O" isn't quite right ...<br><br>And meh, I was going to suggest Denim until I saw how distressed the design is ...<br><br>Patetica is probably your best bet from this search =P<br><br>[/edit]<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by six_of_one on 05/09/05 02:50 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
No help from google, but here's a coupla thoughts:<br><br>You could contact a local dealership, or even an auto body repair shop to see if they have examples, or can point you in the right direction. You'd probably have to give them some idea of model year range.<br><br>The other option is just use a font like New Times Roman Bold...<br><br>Which is close enough given that once you start rendering it (chrome, 3D, etc.) and then screening it on fabric, it'll be pretty convincing. Fact is, those nameplates are rarely built on a real font anyway. They're usually created from scratch.<br><br>Good luck.<br><br>
I think six_of_one is right.<br>I worked with your font for quite a while and the best I could come up with is Gf Patetica Black<br>Six_of_one is fast..it took me one half hour to manipulate your font enough to get Whatthefont.com to take it.<br>Here is what it would look like:<br><br><br>
With the licensor being Dahmler-Chrysler, *yah'd think* just maybe they would provide us with some decent art to start with...but noooooo. <br><br>Someone in the studio does have relatives who own a Chryler dealership, so we did try that route - looking through their stored materials from years past.<br><br>I resorted to the tried and true tweak and clean method for a smaller version (1 inch, no effects) I needed right away, but Topper's type looks very nice, I'll use that as a base for the one that has to be larger, like 14" wide. And of course, I was given what amounts to almost a negative amount of time to do it in today. *sigh*<br><br>Thank you everyone for your input and your efforts! Some gook links to bookmark turned up in your and my searches, especially that ephemera site, Shelli, I love that kind of stuff!<br><br>I'm off to push pixels now...<br><br>
Lesh,<br><br>You do realize that the graphics you posted are NOT the Plymouth logo of any decade, don't you? The text on the car was simply a font they chose that was easily readable, and it changed several times throughout the years.<br><br>The actual Plymouth logos included a sailboat and a rocketship at one point.<br><br>You can see a few of their logos on these old photos of lapel pins.<br><br>The oldest version of the logo that *most* people remember is the Italic-Serif style font. I've taken the liberty of "chroming" it for you below. If you want a high resolution version, let me know. (the chrome looks better in the high res version, btw.)<br><br><br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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