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Old 12-10-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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I need some help finding a very obscure font, please. I had it years ago, I think off a very old version of CorelDraw, but I've since lost the CDROM, and seem to have also lost the original .cdr for the graphic. All I have is this gif:




As best I can recall, it's supposed to look like wooden logs, and the name had some variant of "wood" or "log" in it. Possibly "log cabin." Repeated websearches have found nothing, and What's My Font? didn't find anything close.

Anyone know what this font is and where I could find it?

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Old 12-10-2005, 01:52 PM   #2
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Anyone know what this font is and where I could find it?
No. Or not quite, anyway.

David Rakowski produced a font very like that called LowerEastSide. I have attached a specimen of that. It is the same idea, but different in many details.

Yours looks familiar, but I think it was a transfer or rubdown font that I am thinking of, not a desktop digital version, so even if I could remember the name, it might not be what your font was called. Anyway, I do not believe that one was like tree bark, more a neon effect.

Sorry not to be more help.
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Your suggestion that it was a rub down font makes sense, actually – it would explain the slightly odd letter spacing.

   
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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How about this?

http://www.fontpoint.com/freefont/neon-lights.htm
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:09 PM   #5
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Excellent — that looks exactly like it.

   
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Yours looks familiar, but I think it was a transfer or rubdown font that I am thinking of, not a desktop digital version, so even if I could remember the name, it might not be what your font was called.
I'm not near my old resource books at the moment, but the typeface was originally known as "Quicksilver" and was available from either Letraset or Mecanorma in press-type (rub down) sheets, though the design may have been developed originally by Visual Graphics Corp. (VGC).
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… but the typeface was originally known as "Quicksilver" and was available from either Letraset or Mecanorma in press-type (rub down) sheets, though the design may have been developed originally by Visual Graphics Corp. (VGC).
Bingo! I found it in the Letragraphica range in a Letraset catalog ca. 1987. Attributed to Dean Morris.

I had a small adventure when I tried to search for a digital version — the name has been used by Scriptorium for a disconnected script and by someone named Pizza Dude for a hard-edged gamers’ font. When I searched for Letraset Quicksilver, I found a cross-reference to Quantum, but when I went looking for Quantum, I found at least two of those, neither of them this font.

Someone did find a rough-looking share- or freeware version, but guess that’s it.

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