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Well more water has passed under the bridge, but it seems that this font has been identified as '2012 Headline' by Gareth Hague:
Wow, the audacity of using cyan on white text for the official corporate design guide just speaks volumes...
Or maybe this is supposed to be printed on black paper? But even if that's the case, the actual paper color should have been set, which is very easily done in InDesign (the PDF's meta data says "xap:CreatorTool: Adobe InDesign CS2 (4.0)").
That paralympics lion logo is pretty badassed. Can’t say much for the rest of it.
anyone know of any fonts with a similar feel?
I think the scriptek italic has a slighty similar look. not much, but it's something.
I bet there’s a knockoff on the market before the end of 2009.
James, If i wanted a knockoff, I'm sure i could make one. That's not what i'm looking for. I don't intend to tread on the toes of the Olympics organization.
It reminds me of a cleaner version of Emigre's Elektrix
Cyrus Highsmith's Occupant Gothic italic shares some characteristics.
Compare and contrast:http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/hubertjocham/keks/
"anyone know of any fonts with a similar feel?"
This is not the same casual feel but here is an angular sans italic i did 4 years ago. I only did the lower case. It is one of the many projects I have on the back burner. It is called "Dez Sans Script"
Chris, except for the name I like it! :-)
What I find extra interesting about the London 2012 font, Keks and Klute* is that the letterforms are leaning forward due to rotation, not [just] skew. This is a flavor of "movement" almost never seen in type.
But you know I can't let a pun go easily. :-)
Klute is really good!
Much better than the London Olympics face.
Hey, wait a second: Klute is by Gareth Hague!! Same guy!
So the origin of the London 2012 stuff goes back to 1997.
And compare the numerals in Klute to the logo...
I thought that was why you posted the link? Yes, it is the same guy.
yes, i saw Keks and actually prefer it to the 2012 font. i recommended it to my friend who was looking for something in the same vein.