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I feel I should know this.
Looks pretty much like Type-Together's Adelle. Maybe a bit of squooshing?
- Mike Yanega
not very close, Mike. try again :^D
Paul, it's certainly not exact, but I don't think I agree with "not very close". Don't you see a strong similarity, at least?
- Mike Yanega
OK how about Amasis Bold with some flattening? (image not flattened)
Adelle looks closer than Amasis
I was thinking just the opposite, partly because Amasis G is more closed, like the sample. However, they both look a lot like each other, and I can still see differences with Stephen's sample. (So there's hope for me, I guess.)
Good guesses! I think the key here is the angled terminals and the circular 'o'.
I see Adelle being closer from the serifs on the u and n, etc. plus the angled terminals of the e
I think I'm out of ideas. Are these the only letters you have? If so, it could be custom.
Paul - the proportions of Adelle are off. This has a circular 'o' with no contrast.
I agree. It definitely is not a match. Mike has done far better than I can.
Out of desperation I tried flattening Amasis Bold, but this is as close as I got. I'm leaning to custom.
I was leaning towards freefont, checked dafont and abstractfonts, didn’t find anything. Now I’m leaning towards slabs added to a sans (custom).
It reminded me of Weidemann until I looked. :^\
I found a much better look of the logo from a link to a PDF on their website. ;)
Click on the link in the right side bar "Green Resource CEO Wins Award'. They created an ad congratulating him and embedded a vector outline of their logo.
Could be a customized version of Geometric Slabserif 712 Bold from Bitstream. The "G" is a off but the other letters seem to be in the ballpark.
Also has a feel similar to Caecilia LT Std Heavy.
reminds me Manual Slab from PTL but that’s not it
... anyways, the letter forms look like something coming out of the Netherlands.
I like Jan's theory that they added slabs to another font, possibly a sans. The closeup shows better how similar those slab serifs are; the one on the chin of the G looks like it wasn't centered properly. If you can match the e and the other counter shapes, you've got the starting point, if this theory is right.
I agree the slabs look out of place in places, but I don't think it looks any more familiar (or better, frankly) with the slabs cut off, either. :-\
What tells you guys this wasn't drawn from scratch?
It could certainly have been drawn from scratch, but I think Jan's feeling that it might have been a free font is a hunch that leads to the possibility that it was an 'adaptation' of something existing already. Certainly adding serifs to another font is an easier task than designing a font.
What do the words "Reso urce" mean, anyway? ; )
Means 'kerning deficiency' :)
I searched every similar font to Rockwell on Identifont and no matches. Oddly enough 'Trebuchet MS' fits fairly well as a base for adding the slabs. Might dig into the PDF tonight for a look at the outlines.
could it be Grueber from DaMa:
Nope. It's not Grueber, but that's an interesting one
Got an email from the client who is asking. He said the original designer used a font called "Graphos". Initial googling brought up a list of fonts that came on a disk with HP printers. I think the case is closed.
here you can make a preview of it: http://bnsn.com/uW
If you just need their logo in a vector format I can pull the outline version out of that PDF.
Thanks guys. He's done it.
Graphos is kind of an interesting design. Would love to know who did it.
Someone at Elseware, maybe?