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Door Sign Reference

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

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lorisarvendu

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Aug 13, 2010, 07:28 am
Photoshop will centre things automatically if you set it up right :)

Give me a few days :) what are the fonts btw?


I used Times New Roman from "Police" down to "Public" then Gill Sans for the rest. 

harvey

This is a link to steelgohst's version on Deviantart: http://steelgohst.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dqma93 . It gets used by a lot of people on Craftster.

Rassilons Rod

Cool :) Looks like he uses VAG for the lower text. Which version is it meant to be?
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: harvey on Aug 13, 2010, 08:46 am
This is a link to steelgohst's version on Deviantart: http://steelgohst.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dqma93 . It gets used by a lot of people on Craftster.


Well it's black on white, whereas the post-1983 box has white on blue, where the blue is the same shade as the box.  Plus there's that ampersand again.  I must nose through my McCoy and see if I can find a decent screencap.

Rassilons Rod

Black On White: yes thats why I asked which version it should be.

My first guess would be NST. But its not square, at least not on my phone.

My other guess would then be Hartnell, but that didn't use VAG.

Great sign, even though its not the one for your box :)

-Marc
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.

DoctorWho8

Aug 13, 2010, 02:44 pm #65 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 02:52 pm by DoctorWho8
The MK2 door sign for the '80's TARDISes does start out with Times Bold, but the bottom half, to me, looks more like hand-painted lettering, not a specific font.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudlofftyj-all-calls.jpg

lorisarvendu

Quote from: DoctorWho8 on Aug 13, 2010, 02:44 pm
The MK2 door sign for the '80's TARDISes does start out with Times Bold, but the bottom half, to me, looks more like hand-painted lettering, not a specific font.
Bill "the Doctor" Rudlofftyj-all-calls.jpg


OK, I've done a bit of stretching, and a bit of centering, and I quite like the look of this:

YJP Phone1.jpg

It's a bit long, but that's to give me room to slice off the ends to make it fit.

Rassilons Rod

Aug 15, 2010, 10:41 am #67 Last Edit: Aug 15, 2010, 10:47 am by rassilonsrod
I just made my first sign, its a bit of a WIP cos I don't know the exact size of the panels for the TYJ prop.

Also I just realised as I came to post, that I made the MK I... however I can adjust the text and fonts after
I have fixed this one up and make the MK II quite easily. Note: The MK I appears to have AND rather than &.
Also, I have used Times New Roman and not bolded it, cos I thought it looked a bit crap to be honest, and not
very accurate.

When I have the dimensions right, I will make a few versions for printing and sign making, with and without
frame.

The dimensions I have are 30x38cm (including the frame) and I have made it smaller for uploading at this
time. Any improvement on this would be great, also I would like to know the thickness the frame should be. :)

Cheers,
-Marc
TYJ-1_V1.jpg
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.

Scarfwearer

Brilliant!
Thanks Marc, and Dave!
I'll get these installed in the table shortly - something odd going on with the linking at the moment, which I'll try to sort out.

Crispin

Rassilons Rod

Aug 15, 2010, 05:56 pm #69 Last Edit: Aug 15, 2010, 05:56 pm by rassilonsrod
Using these files (stretched and pulled in Photoshop from screengrabs)...

Pilot_Sign(straightened).jpg

UAC_Sign(straightened).jpg

...I made this, with Perpetua. :)
Brachacki_Phone_Sign.jpg
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.

Rassilons Rod

And here's the non-pilot version.

Brachacki_Phone_Sign_Weathered.jpg
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.

Rassilons Rod

Aug 17, 2010, 09:30 am #71 Last Edit: Aug 26, 2010, 07:26 pm by rassilonsrod
I have assumed correctness on my guessed dimensions and come up with these for TYJ v2.

If the dims are wrong and they need correcting, that shouldn't be too hard to do later.
EDIT: Attachment removed, pending update


and a BW one for templating (note that the frame is not mitred on this version, like it is for the Brachacki)
EDIT: Attachment removed, pending update

I just noticed that I wrote "Officers & Cars" instead of "Officer and Cars", will fix that over the next few days.
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.

Rassilons Rod

I can probably improve on the ampersand symbol at some point...
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.

ironageman

It's certainly Perpetua and Perpetua Titling for the Barnet sign; have you tried Perpetua Titling for the Hartnell sign?
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

lorisarvendu

Quote from: rassilonsrod on Aug 17, 2010, 09:32 am
I can probably improve on the ampersand symbol at some point...


Nice one!  Yeah, go for it.  We could do with a better screencap, but I guess there just isn't the footage, and to be honest I don't fancy scrolling through hours of McCoy eps just in case!

I'm quite happy with my version for now, because it's only 2.4cm by 3.4cm, but a bigger version will help with full-size boxes (or perfectionists).

-Dave