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Door Sign Reference

Started by Scarfwearer, May 14, 2009, 03:14 pm

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mordrogyn

I see what you mean there, though as I said further up, the O's in "POLICE TELEPHONE" are not round, as the ones further down, could it be a different font there?
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

galacticprobe

Jun 21, 2010, 05:06 am #46 Last Edit: Jun 22, 2010, 05:46 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: DoctorWho8 on Jun 20, 2010, 06:40 pm
I just remember something said by Philip Segal, the producer, years ago saying the sign door was hand painted, but was based on real fonts.  It is possible they used the same font, but used a different U.  WHat is the font used on the Hartnell TARDIS?  Doesn't it also have a straight right sides U?  Perpetua?
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/perpetua-2/perpetua/
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff


At the risk of me repeating one my earlier replies to a similar question regarding this topic, I give you:

You'll find a post devoted to this one panel, courtesy of Scarfwearer, on the first page of this thread.

Quick link, since it was about a year ago:
http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=306.0

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

mordrogyn

Yes, I know....

Been there, looked at the thread, downloaded the font, played with it (admittedly only in word) and mt statement remains the same with regards to the O's
I actually quoted from page 1 ;)
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deck5

Here's a quick Hudolin phone sign I knocked together for a render, in PDF format.  I'm not claiming it's perfect, but it might be of use to someone.

http://quartus.net/nbridges/images/tardis/hudolinphone.pdf

geminitimelord

Deck,

Nice job on the Hudolin Sign.

DoctorWho8

That's pretty close, though it seems skinny in its overall width.  What font(s) did to use?
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

deck5

Something called Oxford; similar to Perpetua.

mordrogyn

I was trying to work out how I hadn't seen this before.... Then I saw it was only posted today lol, cheers Deck, that'll come in handy
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DoctorWho8

For those who wish to get the font Deck used:
http://www.fontspace.com/roger-white/oxford
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

mordrogyn

Hmm.. Did you squish it to get the O's narrower?
(http://i50.tinypic.com/20kan9v.jpg)

deck5

Quote from: mordrogyn on Jul 21, 2010, 12:38 pm
Hmm.. Did you squish it to get the O's narrower?


Rescaled it vertically, rather than squished it -- but yes, each line of text was rescaled to have similar proportions to each original line.

lorisarvendu

I'm currently drawing a door sign for printing on my Yardley Jones Mk II models (I think I've got that right, I'm still not 100% with all the different variants yet - the version from 1983 onwards).

I suddenly noticed the ampersand. It's not the usual "&".  It's one like a reversed 3 with a squiggle on the bottom loop.  In fact it's how I draw ampersand by hand.  So I dummied one up with a reverse 3.  At the scale I'm working it'll look fine.  Here it is:

YJP Phone1.jpg

Rassilons Rod

Aug 13, 2010, 02:16 am #57 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 02:17 am by rassilonsrod
We supposedly have a JPG of the TYJ MK I sign (at the top of this thread) but
it says attachment not found. I could knock one out for you in photoshop if you
like. Could solve some of your centering issues :)

Edit: I see you want a TYJ MK II sign anyway, but I can still help :)
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.

lorisarvendu

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Aug 13, 2010, 02:16 am
We supposedly have a JPG of the TYJ MK I sign (at the top of this thread) but
it says attachment not found. I could knock one out for you in photoshop if you
like. Could solve some of your centering issues :)

Edit: I see you want a TYJ MK II sign anyway, but I can still help :)


Yeah I know my centering's off, but I was mainly concentrating on getting the font heights more or less right first. I generally centre things with a plastic ruler up against the screen (it works!).  However if your sign is better than mine I'll certainly use it. (yes, ampersand, I'm looking at you...)

Rassilons Rod

Photoshop will centre things automatically if you set it up right :)

Give me a few days :) what are the fonts btw?
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.