PICARD/FONTS: Substitutes for Tungsten

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by DEWLine, Dec 16, 2020.

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Is this a useful font substitution?

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  1. DEWLine

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  2. DEWLine

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    Personally, I vote "yes". The resemblance seems close enough without triggering legal issues.
    If anyone disagrees, I'll be interested in your thoughts.
     
  3. Felderburg

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    Certainly looks like it... it looks a lot like Helvetica Ultra Compressed, which is what I understand to be the original LCARS font. In fact, it looks suspiciously similar... there are variations, to be sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're trying to cash in on the popularity of LCARS-style fonts (Tungsten was used in the Young Justice credits, apparently).
     
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  4. DEWLine

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    I think originally they started out with Compacta but moved to Helvetica Ultra Condensed for reasons I do not know.

    I am probably going to buy Gravitica Compressed.
     
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  6. Felderburg

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    That looks really good! The font looks to me kind of like Changeling Neo, which seems vaguely inspired by sci fi 80s fonts, like the Terminator font... but I swear I've seen something like it with a 'gothic' in the title. There's also a passing similarity in some letters to Eurostile.

    There's a 'Eurostile Candy' font that has a reasonable look (also FF Cube), but the A and M really mess with things, assuming the clearer pictures of the Starfleet Museum logos are the font (the only screenshot I found so far is very blurry, and it's not clear to me if the clearer images, despite being used on official sites, are actually what ended up on screen).
     
  7. DEWLine

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    FF Cube seems to be part of the Starfleet UI/UX standard kit for DSC in both 23rd and 32nd centuries, alongside Eurostile Extended.

    Eurostile seems to be one of Rios' preferences for aboard La Sirena.
     
  8. PixelMagic

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    Eurostile Extended is also the hull font for the name and registry number on the Kelvin Enterprise/Enteprise-A.