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Subject:Another try at the cover
Time:08:26 pm
Any better?



This is certainly a lot clearer on screen, maybe a bit too stark. I can't seem to identify the font used for the original cover, anyone got a clue?




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pauldrye
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Time:2007-10-16 07:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't an exact match of the original cover's font, but it's not a million miles away from Niagara, which is a faux-1930s style American Art Deco typeface. Might want to start looking in that neighborhood....
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ffutures
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Time:2007-10-16 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks - any free / cheap equivalents around?
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ffutures
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Time:2007-10-16 08:33 pm (UTC)
Just found it, I think - Medium Roman.
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ffutures
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Time:2007-10-16 08:53 pm (UTC)
And the nearest free font I can find is WAY too wide. Bugger...
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pauldrye
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Time:2007-10-16 09:29 pm (UTC)
Found a match for the wider font being used for Jo Walton's name -- it's Linotype Engravers Roman or something quite close to it; there are probably free knockoffs of it, since there are for most Linotype fonts.

I suspect the skinny font is another one from that family, but I get no hits for "Engravers Narrow" or "Engravers Narrow Roman". It's got a funny mix of serifs, so it wouldn't surprise me if it's something related-but-not-Engravers.
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ffutures
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Time:2007-10-16 11:22 pm (UTC)
Many thanks - I'll check it out, but on reflection I don't think that font really suits the coin background anyway.
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lillian13
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Time:2007-10-16 10:40 pm (UTC)
Making that text smaller certainly helped. If you wanted the contrast, I'd outline the title in black. Considering you have to work in Word (shudder), that's the only addition I'd make.
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ffutures
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Time:2007-10-16 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure you can do that but I'll check. I may be able to create the lettering with some sort of effect in another program - I'll have to check.
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nojay
Subject:Colour
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Time:2007-10-17 08:47 am (UTC)
How about red text (red in tooth and claw...)? It will contrast better against the gold colour. Do you plan to print this or is this just going to be a screen image?

Do you want to email me the base image of the gold coins and I'll play around with it for you?
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