(x) Sacramento Kings - Narrowband Prime (mod) {Tom}

graficartist's picture

Any tips on where to find this font?sacramento kings

cheshiredave's picture

Boy, if you merged a lot of T-26 fonts together, this is what would come out. T-26's Komunique isn't it, but the logo may be a modified version of it.

graficartist's picture

lol. The Frankenstein of fonts.

Thanks for your help.

Tom Cannon's picture

"Narrowband Prime ICG" is close as well. (can't find a link)

graficartist's picture

Thank you.

Miss Tiffany's picture

It also has a little Pritchard in it. Innit?

graficartist's picture

Let's see if we can nail this down:

S - Narrowband
A - Pritchard
C - Narrowband
R - ?
M - Narrowband? (hard to tell from the eyewire sample)
E - Narrowband
N - ?
T - Narrowband
O - Narrowband

This isn't the Frankenstein of fonts - it's the frankenstein of name marks.

Tiffany, thanks for the Pritchard I.D. Last time I saw that font was when working on BYU campus and SLCM. The only font name I could remember was Parisienne. Wrong 'P' font. You just saved me from having a complete breakdown.

cheshiredave's picture

It also wouldn't have surprised me if Margo Chase had done the logo, but the team isn't listed on her site, which means either she didn't do it, or she's ashamed of it, or she gets hired so much she's forgotten everyone she's worked for.

Regardless of what typeface it's based on, I think it's a pretty cool logo, and not just because I live 75 miles from Sacramento. Actually, I have no affinity for basketball. If it's not hockey, who cares?

cheshiredave's picture

Freaky cross-post!

Miss Tiffany's picture

Chesh! You were reading my mind!!!

cheshiredave's picture

You are too kind, particularly given that I didn't actually find the typeface in question, or even the designer. However, it is nice to know that I can still read minds once in a while. Musta been the pigtails.

graficartist's picture

Cheshire - That sounds amazingly familiar. The programmer in our office is a LA Kings fan. He can't stand basketball, or any other sport for that matter. Except maybe foosball.

Does Margo Chase do a lot of sports logos, or does she just do a lot of logos in general? I'm sticking with my interpretation - that it is a combination of letters from at least the two fonts mentioned above: pritchard and narrowband (and maybe another one for the R's, but I think that is just a modified R from narrowband.)

cheshiredave's picture

I don't know that she's done any sports logos. She's done quite a bit of design for music, television, and film. She has, or at least used to have, a very recognizable goth style (as opposed to how typophiles regard the term "gothic"). The notable clients I remember off the top of my head were Cher, the early-90s "Dracula," and the television "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Here's an example from her website that shows the kind of work I associate with her (at least early-90s) style:

Margo Chase

You can see here exactly why I thought it might have been her. Keep in mind, though, that she's had a number of staffers over the years. Early in my career, I worked side by side for a day sketching logos with someone who had worked in her studio, and his work was extremely similar to hers (he favored extremely goth-looking monograms, as she did). So it's altogether likely that whoever designed the logo may have once worked for her, as I don't think she did it, or I'd think she'd have put it on her site.

graficartist's picture

I'm glad you've differentiated between the two words goth and gothic. I've been bouncing the word gothic around in my mind lately and have never been able to reconcile 'gothic' fonts with what my idea of gothic should be. I always want to say gothic when I'm thinking of fonts that look goth-ish(?). Why is that?

And I can see why you went straight to her after seeing this logo - very similar indeed.

Stephen Coles's picture

I think Tom's got it. I bet it's a modified Narrowband.

Bald Condensed's picture

I disagree, but you're the boss, Stewf. ;)

Bald Condensed's picture

Pritchard is more Brody/80s style, whereas this
sample has early 90s written all over it.
Especially the 'S' with its angled flat top and
bottom strokes and those typical 'M' and 'E'/'C'
shapes. An important trait of this face is that
all the characters are basically rectangles, and
almost all of the action happens within those
squarish shapes.

I think Chesh was onto something. Somehow it
reminds me of early T-26 stuff too.

Bald Condensed's picture

Heh. He's good, ain't he?

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