Does anyone ever heard about it? Screenshots available at http://www.designaz.com.br/type/cbs.jpg Cheers, hugocristo
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
BTW, can you spot the missing trap? (Assuming a threshold of 90 degrees.) hhp
…other than the one I mentioned elsewhere?
What, where? hhp
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.
I noticed the missing traps (2) on the waist of the ampersand (&), as well as potentially on the ear of the lc “g”.
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
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