Submitted by Anonymous on 24 January 2004 - 3:37am http://www.myfonts.com/FontForums/download.php?f=5&ﬁle=scandinavian2-copy.gif Anyone knows the name? Comments Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on 27 January 2004 - 10:23am And you call yourselfes thypoﬁles… (just kidding ) Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on 28 January 2004 - 12:41am Scandinavian Airlines used this logo or font from 1947 to about 1999. Permalink Submitted by Daniel Weaver on 28 January 2004 - 8:21am Based on the date of the logo use I’d agree with Mark, I bet its hand drawn. Having said that Mike is doing a bang-up job of giving you a way to come close to that look. I think its just good policy to try to get a time frame from the samples posted. Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on 28 January 2004 - 2:38pm I don’t think this is a logo, because I’ve seen others who have used it, as; Scanair, Tromsbuss (a local bus company), and I’ve also seen a guy who I’m sure had a font, because he had almost all the letters and numbers which he had used with some screenshots from a ﬂight simulator. Stian (Sorry for the bad english, I’m 12, and from Norway ) Permalink Submitted by Adriano Santi on 28 January 2004 - 2:43pm It is likely that SAS Scandinavian Airlines also owns Tromsbuss and Scanair, it’s a common practice for large airlines. They also own the Radisson SAS hotels. Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on 28 January 2004 - 2:49pm SAS owns Scanair, but not Tromsbuss. Permalink Submitted by Stian Berg Hansen on 28 January 2004 - 2:54pm Here’s Tromsbuss’ logo. Permalink Submitted by Adriano Santi on 28 January 2004 - 2:55pm If my Norwegian isn’t failing me, according to the Tromsbuss site, Tromsbuss and SAS are contemporaries (Tromsbuss having started activities in 1946). Maybe (wild guess) they had their logo done in a fashion to emulate the SAS look and imply an association between both companies? Permalink Submitted by jack K. davidson on 28 January 2004 - 4:49pm STiAN.. if you live in Sweden.. then you should try and get hold of CAP&DESIGN issue #6 from August 2001. They cover the whole design/redesigns of the SAS logotype. originally it was Rune Mon Permalink Submitted by Adriano Santi on 28 January 2004 - 4:52pm I’ve emailed the marketing people at Tromsbuss, let’s see if they can shed some light on the matter. Permalink Submitted by Yves Peters on 27 January 2004 - 10:26am Hold up, Stian! I’ve just freed up some time to go ID hunting (I’ve been swamped with work for more than three weeks) so don’t get me in a bad mood or I’ll simply ignore this thread! (Just kiddin’ dude). Permalink Submitted by Yves Peters on 27 January 2004 - 10:29am BTW No we call ourselves “typophiles”, not “thypoﬁles” (sounds like a disease when you spell it like that…) Permalink Submitted by Anonymous on 27 January 2004 - 10:47am Whoops, sorry, I’m new here, you know BTW, sorry for the double post. Permalink Submitted by Mark Simonson on 27 January 2004 - 3:48pm For what it’s worth, I don’t think that is (or was ever) a font. I think it was a custom-drawn logo. You may be able to approximate it with an oﬀ-the-shelf font, but slanting anything that much is bound to introduce a lot of unsightly distortion. Permalink Submitted by Daniel Weaver on 27 January 2004 - 4:09pm Stian, could you put a range (date) of when it was used? This could conﬁrm what Mark has written. Permalink Submitted by Michael Yanega on 27 January 2004 - 4:22pm Call this a bit of serendipity, but I just opened my copy of Jaspert’s Encyclopaedia to the ‘Lineales’ and what was there but Paris & Paris Bold (p.318)? With some slight fudging, that could easily replicate this logo, I’d say, or at least be good enough to make you stare at them side by side to tell them apart. Permalink Submitted by Michael Yanega on 27 January 2004 - 4:25pm I can try to play with a manipulation of a scan, but I only have Paris Flash on my computer. Maybe I’ll try to play with that to make a solid version of those letters. DO you just want to see a scan of those two fonts? Permalink Submitted by Yves Peters on 27 January 2004 - 4:45pm Funny: I had noticed the Paris Flash similarity straight away, but I really didn’t know there existed other (closed) weights of that typeface. Whatabout messing with some Bureau Roxy?