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Hi, I have problem figuring out what's the font used in this T-shirt "Crazy Legs".
Can you guys and girls ID it for me please.
Thank you. :)
Sorry forgot to attach the image. :D HAH!
We had this same image more than 2 years ago in this thread, and the answer seemed to be that it was custom. The suggestions were only for something similar.
- Mike Yanega
But I don't think it's custom made, but thats just what i think.
It might be done with some print machine or what so ever and never been release for computers but I also might be so wrong.
Do you know anything similar? Other than what you already linked…
Those other photos make a good case that this exists as some sort of 'font', although they may be iron-on letters, and nothing digital.
I searched Dafont and MyFonts.com and could not find anything especially close. (I did not look at the Blackletter fonts in my Script Guide, so I will do that now.)
Yeah, It really could be some iron-on letters. Maby Letraset might have something close enough?
But if i don't remember wrong I have seen that font used in some new t-shirts also.
But thanks a lot Mike.
These were fabric, iron-on letters which the t-shirt shop would layout and press on for you. I'm sure they were fairly common at the time in the US.
You need to be looking for a simple, blackletter style that would have been around in the early '80s. Quite likely something you could also have bought as vinyl stickers in a hardware store. A lot of Jeff Levine's fonts are from this kind of source material but he doesn't seem to have done this particular one yet. Probably his closest are:
Same Old English
I've never actually checked, but I always thought it looked like a very simplified version of Old English, with the fine lines removed and any breaks in the thicker strokes filled in.
Similar fabric lettering which in closer to Old English here in the basketball scene from "Wildstyle".
And from the same movie ... check out Grandmaster Flash's back 10 seconds in. I think this might be the same alphabet as the Rock Steady Crew ones you posted.