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Hugo Cristo's picture
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Does anyone ever heard about it?

Screenshots available at http://www.designaz.com.br/type/cbs.jpg

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hugocristo

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Yes, I’d seen that before (although I recently misindentified it as NBC36 on Typographi.ca), probably in an issue of Visible Language, but I’m not sure. I have a photocopy of the article somewhere in my “type closet”… Those little dots are basically very crude traps. But apparently they worked well at a certain size, on 70s TV (blurrier than today’s TV). Anyway, it’s nice to have an on-line reference.

hhp

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BTW, can you spot the missing trap?
(Assuming a threshold of 90 degrees.)

hhp

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…other than the one I mentioned elsewhere?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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What, where?

hhp

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Oops. Meant to post this to Typo-L, but it went to Hugo’s mail…

Wow, never seen this before. Looks like they took a slightly
condensed Helvetica and subjected it to some primitive
form of ink/light trapping with the same trap shape used
on any problem area, no matter the angle. Odd. Looks like
they ran out of steam and forgot to finish the ampersand.

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I noticed the missing traps (2) on the waist
of the ampersand (&), as well as potentially
on the ear of the lc “g”.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Stephen, yes.



If you trap the ear of the “g” (which can be seen as minimally above 90 degrees), then some others open up, like in the UC “Q”.

hhp

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yeah, I think it’s very interesting too.

I’ve received that a while ago from a friend
while I was collecting information about
tv/video specific type design projects.

I’ve sent the original *huge* file (about 500kb)
so you could dig on it a little more.

http://www.designaz.com.br/type/cbsbig.jpg

I’ve also upload another page I’ve got,
comparing News Gothic Bold with CBS’s font.

http://www.designaz.com.br/type/cbsbig2.jpg

Anyway, I couldn’t find ANYTHING about it on
the net… If Hrant is right (Visible Language),
that’d be the most precise information I’ve
found so far.

hC