(x) chunky humanist slab - Graphos {self (Stephen)}

Stephen Coles's picture

I feel I should know this.

bowfinpw's picture

Looks pretty much like Type-Together's Adelle. Maybe a bit of squooshing?

- Mike Yanega

paul d hunt's picture

not very close, Mike. try again :^D

bowfinpw's picture

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

bowfinpw's picture

OK how about Amasis Bold with some flattening? (image not flattened)

- Mike Yanega

paulstonier's picture

Adelle looks closer than Amasis

bowfinpw's picture

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.)

- Mike Yanega

Stephen Coles's picture

Good guesses! I think the key here is the angled terminals and the circular 'o'.

paulstonier's picture

I see Adelle being closer from the serifs on the u and n, etc. plus the angled terminals of the e

bowfinpw's picture

I think I'm out of ideas. Are these the only letters you have? If so, it could be custom.

- Mike Yanega

Stephen Coles's picture

Paul - the proportions of Adelle are off. This has a circular 'o' with no contrast.

paulstonier's picture

I agree. It definitely is not a match. Mike has done far better than I can.

bowfinpw's picture

Out of desperation I tried flattening Amasis Bold, but this is as close as I got. I'm leaning to custom.

- Mike Yanega

Jan's picture

I was leaning towards freefont, checked dafont and abstractfonts, didn’t find anything. Now I’m leaning towards slabs added to a sans (custom).

Miss Tiffany's picture

It reminded me of Weidemann until I looked. :^\

CreativeNRG's picture

I found a much better look of the logo from a link to a PDF on their website. ;)

http://www.green-resource.com/

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.

CreativeNRG's picture

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.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

reminds me Manual Slab from PTL but that’s not it

... anyways, the letter forms look like something coming out of the Netherlands.

bowfinpw's picture

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.

- Mike Yanega

nina's picture

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?

bowfinpw's picture

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.

- Mike Yanega

microspective's picture

What do the words "Reso urce" mean, anyway? ; )

bowfinpw's picture

Means 'kerning deficiency' :)

- Mike Yanega

CreativeNRG's picture

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.

paulstonier's picture

Nope. It's not Grueber, but that's an interesting one

Stephen Coles's picture

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.

Sye's picture

here you can make a preview of it: http://bnsn.com/uW

CreativeNRG's picture

@ Stephen:

If you just need their logo in a vector format I can pull the outline version out of that PDF.

Stephen Coles's picture

Thanks guys. He's done it.

Graphos is kind of an interesting design. Would love to know who did it.

Florian Hardwig's picture

Someone at Elseware, maybe?

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