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Old 02-20-16, 11:58 PM
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Raleigh script font?

Raleigh changed their logos several times over the years. Specifically I'm looking for the script font used around 1973 for the model name, such as Super Course MkII, Competition, and International:



Any clues?
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Old 02-21-16, 01:59 PM
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From a graphic-designer friend:

"I don’t, but as a logotype at that time, I’d wager it wasn’t an existing face.

Once upon a time, the world made things for each needed application."
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You might start with
Aramis
And modify that.
As stated, often these fonts are custom headline fonts, sometimes not even a complete font is produced. Or letters are added when the needed use arises.
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I doubt you are going to find a font that comes anywhere close. That was an era when people made things with pens on drafting tables.
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Originally Posted by brianinc-ville View Post

Once upon a time, the world made things for each needed application."
Still the case today...typography is almost an essential skill in the digital design workplace, only the tools have changed.
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I hear all of you. The old Schwinn font, with elengated S, is damn near a font called air conditioner.


I'm sure most everyone has seen this logo:



I downloaded a font editor, tugged on the ends of the S, and viola:



I've got a couple of vintage Raleighs that used that script, and would like to create some spoof decals such as this:



I know I can just purchase some decals, cut and splice...but why not just create what you want, print, and viola?
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I hear all of you. The old Schwinn font, with elengated S, is damn near a font called air conditioner.


I'm sure most everyone has seen this logo:



I downloaded a font editor, and viola:



I've got a couple of vintage Raleighs that used that script, and would like to create some spoof decals such as this:



I know I can just purchase some decals, cut and splice...but why not just create what you want, print, and viola?
That is just plain, outright cool.
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I have an older Raleigh with script name plate.

Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
I doubt you are going to find a font that comes anywhere close. That was an era when people made things with pens on drafting tables.
The bike I found is a Raleigh Assault bike. Black. How can I post a pic here of it?
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