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FenGiddel
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Overmonitoring Address Matrix Reply with quote

Does anyone know what font this is?
http://mikes-images.com/films/alien/pages/alien_mq_036.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last edited by FenGiddel on Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:52 am; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Font don't know. Image from Alien movie I know and like it.
Anything to do with ALIEN is cool to me
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Fen...I don't know if it's because of the light in the original picture but did you try your fonts in bold?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original font used is Square Slab Serif 711... I only know this because I spent a very long time asking around so I could use it in a DVD menu Very Happy

Let me know if you have any trouble finding it and I'll point you in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Jonno and thanks for the info
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye, Jonno! Thanks.

I've found a free version of a 'medium' weight.

Do you know if the one used in the film was medium, light, etc.?

Also: where to get the font, please. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy it at Myfonts:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/square-slabserif-711/
And there may be other sources too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick attempt:



This is 'normal' (i.e. medium), 36pt with a character pitch of 135. However I've also had to squash the height by about 40% for proper proportions - perhaps the distortion was an aspect of the VDUs they used in production?

A darker glow and a slight blur finish the effect quite nicely. PM me for further details on how exactly to achieve this...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Jonno, very nice Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool, thank you Jonno for the info on the MUTHUR font !

Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TM wrote:

And there may be other sources too.
Tony


Have you come across this page yet?

http://www.free-fonts-ttf.org/true-type-fonts/square-slabserif-711-medium-bt-6341-download.htm

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jens2133 wrote:
TM wrote:

And there may be other sources too.
Tony


Have you come across this page yet?

http://www.free-fonts-ttf.org/true-type-fonts/square-slabserif-711-medium-bt-6341-download.htm

Cheers!


Very cool! Great first post!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! TFS Jen Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, all! Thanks for the kind replies. Unfortunately, the Medium variant does not seem to work properly, at least it doesn't on my computer. The Light version works very well, though.
Haven't been able to find out what the problem is yet. Might well be my ten-years-old pc.

Love this forum!

Cheers,

Jens (that's a German variant of John)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly forgot this:

http://www.fontspace.com/#

What a cool site! Enjoy!

Jens
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the font website Jens.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonno wrote:
However I've also had to squash the height by about 40% for proper proportions - perhaps the distortion was an aspect of the VDUs they used in production?


This is just speculation, but if they filmed it live from a normal monitor with a ratio of 4:3, and then stretched it to fit the film frame (2.35:1?), that would result in an equivalent 'squash' of around 45%. Pretty close to what you found!

So that's one possible answer?
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