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Hi Everyone,
I was wondering if you could help me with a typeface for a project. I did a logo for a project and was all set to go with it and then the name changed. I attached the previous logo.
The new name needs to have capital and lowercase letters. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good font for this. I like Foundry Gidnnik in medium or bold but I am lookig for something a bit more tough and militaryesque. The audience is the military and the feel for the project is "security and stealth" hence the first project name.

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Microgramma/Eurostile has the same basic shape (in bold extended), but includes a lowercase (no stencil cutouts, however)

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/eurostile/bold-extended-2-63893/

To me, "tough" and "stealth" seem mutually exclusive... I could see "stealth in a VERY light weight sans serif, but "tough" usually tends toward somwthing like Goudy Oldstyle extrabold; you might compromise on something like Glaser Stencil (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/glaser-stencil/), there's a "rough" version here too.

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Doesn't this just scream for United? Especially the stencil versions?

Ambert Rodriguez's picture
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You can also try Kelly Twenty or DF Battery Park. Both from Veer.com

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Thanks, I really like eurostile, I am messing around with that. If anyone has anymore suggestions that would be great. I do like United but the lowercase is important.

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What's wrong with United's lowercase?

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I usually like United in all uppercase, I feel like the lowercase is to angular for the new title which is 'Gateway'

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I have been starting to really like using Blair or Bank Gothic, i am now tring to find a font that cooridantes well with them with nice lowercase set. (???) The logo will be 'Dark IP' in all caps and then 'Gateway' with lowercase. i know it is a crazy name but i didnt elect to change it, i feel i am in a star wars movie.

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If you like Bank Gothic, try this (http://www.typeoff.de/?p=135); it is Bank Gothic with lowercase letters, too.

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ahhh this is perfect thanks a million

Dan Reynolds's picture
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You are welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. Is this "Gateway" in any way related to RCAS Gateway? I know some designers who worked on graphics for that software package for the military… must have been a little over a decade ago.

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No this is a new project, but that would be interesting to see the design from a decade ago for a similiar project.

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