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#1 IndogamersPro OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:38 AM

I need to figure out what the font Atari used on "Have You Played Atari Today" series commercial.

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It looks like a Magnavox Odyssey logo to me, but i don't know the name.

brand.gif?itok=eWOTKR6bDid anybody know the name of the font? I wanted to use it on my videogame journal.



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 3:58 AM

I think there's a website where you can identify fonts... Is it called identifont?? Give me a second...

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 3:59 AM

Yeah! Use the interactive questionnaire on http://www.identifont.com

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 6:37 AM

Yeah! Use the interactive questionnaire on http://www.identifont.com

Sorry, that didn't help.

I tried to find "Atari font" on google search and bing search and most of the results directed me to MumboSSK font which is a font used for Atari 2600 labels.



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:00 AM

You need to go through the interactive questionnaire and describe the appearance of the font.

 

It's a little like Animal, Mineral, Vegetable - answer enough of the questions about the font and you'll identify it.

 

If that doesn't make any sense I'll go through the questionnaire tomorrow and try and identify the font myself.

 

For instance the font is a DISPLAY font, and not a TYPE font. It's made for titles. It is also a SANS SERIF font, meaning it doesn't have serifs.

These are all the kinds of questions the website will ask.



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:29 AM

It's one of several fonts made between the late 60's and early 80's designed to look like the computer readable text on checks.

Try Westminister. https://en.wikipedia...ster_(typeface)


Edited by pacman000, Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:58 AM.


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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 10:23 AM

I go to dafont.com when looking for fonts. It has fonts sorted into categories so it's pretty easy to find something that suits your needs.

 

https://www.dafont.c...eme.php?cat=302



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 1:34 PM

Computer is very close...though it has dots in the Ms that aren't in the commercial's font.

 

http://www.myfonts.c...s/mti/computer/



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 1:43 PM

Data70 I think is what you are looking for. Similar to "Computer" but the M is more accurate without the dots below but it seems to be a little "fatter". 

 

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http://www.fontpalac...ad/Data 70 LET/



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:00 PM

It's close but look at the Y, V, and M....in the commercial they have diagonal lines, whereas Data70's are straight. The C in Computer has an extra thickness on the top hook just like the commercial, and ditto for the S in the bottom.

 

Data70 I think is what you are looking for. Similar to "Computer" but the M is more accurate without the dots below but it seems to be a little "fatter". 

 

http://www.fontpalac...ad/Data 70 LET/


Edited by CDS Games, Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:01 PM.


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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 2:32 PM

Checkbook is the closest I think you are going to get. It still has the dots in the M's, but the rest looks nearly spot on. Since you are using it for a title, can't you just rasterize the font logo after you type it and then manually remove the dots? That is what I would do... that would be much quicker than taking over an hour or even longer looking for something that might not even be available. Atari could have commissioned that graphic as an art piece and not actual font style. Therefore it might not exist in type font form at all or even as a font?



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:04 PM

Computer is very close...though it has dots in the Ms that aren't in the commercial's font.

 

http://www.myfonts.c...s/mti/computer/

 

 

It's almost certainly based on Computer. Companies often slightly modified fonts for their own uses.

 

You can see all of the characters here: https://www.myfonts....ter/glyphs.html



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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 7:08 PM

Incidentally - I use WhatTheFont at MyFonts. You can upload images of the fonts you're looking for.

 

https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/



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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 2:01 AM

Data70 I think is what you are looking for. Similar to "Computer" but the M is more accurate without the dots below but it seems to be a little "fatter". 

 

DataSeventy.gif

 

 

http://www.fontpalac...ad/Data 70 LET/

 Both look similar to commercial but Computer seems like a little bolder compared to Data70

Thank you, @Groundtrooper and @CDS Games



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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 2:06 AM

Incidentally - I use WhatTheFont at MyFonts. You can upload images of the fonts you're looking for.

 

https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

That site is quite useful website unfortunately it doesn't work.



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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 5:04 AM

That site is quite useful website unfortunately it doesn't work.

 

 

It worked fine for me - I uploaded the Odyssey image from your first post and it immediately came up with Computer as the font.



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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 4:31 PM

 
 
It worked fine for me - I uploaded the Odyssey image from your first post and it immediately came up with Computer as the font.

Well... I was wrong.. i uploaded the Video Computer System image instead Odyssey that's why it doesn't work.
After i tried it with Odyssey it shows me Computer font.

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Posted Fri Dec 8, 2017 5:07 PM

It needs reasonably clear images to work well. Video captures have a lot of noise, and are usually too low of a resolution to give it the detail it needs.







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