What font should I use?

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DuffanyHero's picture
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What font should I use?
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I need to create a logo for a robotics group, the CyberKnights.

I am thinking of having CYBER in one font, sort of like a more modern font, and having KNIGHTS right next to it in a more old looking font. (And no, I am not looking for a combination of Arial and Old English Text, otherwise I would be embarrassed to be on this forum.) Afterwards I was planning on making slight adjustments to the logo, such as turning the T into a sword or something generic like that.

Alternatively, I could just put the whole logo in one font.

Notes: I've tried slab serif (Vitesse, Sentinel, Soho...) but it's not really doing it for me. It creates more of a varsity sport look.

At the moment I lack inspiration, and I need either a perfect font or two different fonts that complement each other perfectly. Any ideas?

At this point even crazy stuff would work (something electrifying, etc., but not Jokerman obviously lol)

EDIT: For clarification, I don't want to use anything calligraphic or anything reminiscent of old English / medieval text.

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What is your price range?

The following are either free or default:

Eurostile (default on both my older PC and my Mac)
Dearest (available on such websites like fontspace)

If you are willing to pay you can check out Monarchia
http://www.stormtype.com/family-monarchia.html

and Zeppelin
http://www.stormtype.com/family-zeppelin.html

Storm Type Foundry has many fonts you can check out - they are really high quality, even their free fonts!

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Frode Bo Helland's picture
Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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... or something generic like that.

Alternative A: Hire a professional designer
Alternative B: Rewind the process and start with an actual idea
Alternative C: Carry on, as you were, making the world a slightly worse place for all of us

Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson's picture
Joined: 19 Nov 2010 - 11:15am
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Is Amelia too cliché?

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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Frode is right, of course. But if this is an amateur job, as I suspect, you could play with the monospaced appearance of a programmer font for “Cyber” and that of a blackletter face for “Knights”.