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Jockomo
05-13-2005, 03:55 PM
Remember way back when before computers, people used to do certian lettering in a rather mathmatical manner, by drawing lots of guide lines using ruler and compass.

I am looking for references to this type of lettering, that shows the guide lines and having a hard time finding anything.


Anyone have a clue where I might look for this?

Gord-MacDonald
05-13-2005, 05:53 PM
I know what you are talking about, try hunting through second hand bookstores



Gord

Gord-MacDonald
05-13-2005, 06:12 PM
This might help:

http://www.theletterheads.com/lhparts/lettering.html

http://www.mlab.nl/GtoDSA/05_Techniques/03_Fonts/Typography_Intro.htm

http://doubletype.sourceforge.net/?basics

http://www.adobe.com/education/pdf/type_primer.pdf

Gord

prcrash
05-13-2005, 08:02 PM
Is this it?

http://www.artstuff.net/ames_lettering_guide.htm

Good luck!

Jockomo
05-14-2005, 01:41 AM
Hmm, close but not quite. Nice links btw though.

Here is a quick mockup of what I am looking for:

http://www.3danimationonline.com/fontexample.jpg

If I could find this as a font, with all the little guide lines that would be nice, or just some sort of a reference that shows all of the letters of the alphabet this way.

rebuilder
05-14-2005, 09:03 AM
What do you need a guide for to do that? all you need is a ruler and a compass, or the line tool and round selection tool in photoshop, if you want to design your own letters that way.

Jockomo
05-14-2005, 02:10 PM
What do you need a guide for to do that? all you need is a ruler and a compass, or the line tool and round selection tool in photoshop, if you want to design your own letters that way.

Well actually that's how I did that mock up, but I am looking for a reference because I want it to be as realistic as possible. I'll be redoing it all in 3d anyhow. I'd be willing to bet there is a font out there somewhere like this.

Does anyone happen to even know if there is a term for what I am looking for?

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