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    Default 1950s flats sign

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    Hi
    Image is from a 1950s flats block.
    I'm trying to identify and source a cheap (free!) tyepeface for matching signs.
    Any ideas?

    Massive thanks
    Jason

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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    It's a crappy little photo to make anything other than an educated guess, but I would say it is King Tut Black by Canada Type. ($20.)
    https://www.fonts.com/font/canada-type/king-tut/black
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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    Clearly you are educated!

    Acorn
    Acorn - My currently active Xara software: XDPX (current, v15, v12 & 11 (64-bit)), unserviced XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7; lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks). If your Post identifies a Xara software fault, please raise it directly with Magix --> support2.magix.com.

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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    nice one bob - all it needs is extruding
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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    nice one bob - all it needs is extruding
    Quite funny really. I has expected that ask from the OP, followed by, can you do the concrete then the shadow and highlights.

    Acorn
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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign



    back in the day when xara introduced extrusion [aka '3D'] it was all the rage to prove what you could do in the program with this feature; happy days...
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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    My disillusionment with Xara started when I first zoomed in on an extrusion and discovered 'jaggies' in the extruded parts of '3D' designs.
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    Default Re: 1950s flats sign

    you always were a 'vector only' sort of guy .. but yes the jaggies are there - can't remember if it was before or after this, but mine was when they messed about sorry, 'improved', the way bitmap fills worked
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