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Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Here’s a pretty sad example from the streets of LA:
http://www.themicrofoundry.com/other/donuts.jpg

“Anyone who would steal Souvenir would letterspace sheep… the pervert.”

hhp

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The backward “i” is especially effective, as is the stunning way the type seems to “dance” across the sign.

(There is no hope for humanity, is there?)

DT

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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 :-)

What that particular donut shop needs is the *font* police…

hhp

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This reminds me of those shops that open up in a former 7-Eleven space, and rename it to something like 7th Heaven- this way they only have to buy a few characters from the signmaker, who probably charges by the letter.

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Yeah, “franchise parasites”: usually they just pay for the rights for a year, then once they have a customer base they save money by dumping the franchise and just changing some signs. Or sometimes not even: I remember a Tony Roma’s on Cayman Islands that was no longer a Tony Roma’s, except it still said so… And in Beirut there’s *two* Hard Rock Cafes, but only one of them is the real thing — except you can’t tell which!

BTW, I think for Michelle’s it was the donut cook who redid the signage…

hhp

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>BTW, I think for Michelle’s it was the donut cook who redid the signage…

Using letters made from donuts? :) (Actually, that might have looked better….)

DT

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So…what *is* that? An unitalics?