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Fontfilter -- ever wondered what font a logo uses? Wonder no more. (site's in German but the chart is simple--there's also a reversed one, by font instead of by company)
posted by amberglow (14 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also: Authors reveal the fonts they work in
posted by amberglow at 8:51 AM on May 29, 2007


This thread is useless without pictures.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:54 AM on May 29, 2007


Love it! This could come in handy! Thanks for the post.
posted by bristolcat at 8:57 AM on May 29, 2007


It's fascinating that Hustler Magazine is in there.

For the brief time I was in art departments doing corrections/changes/revamps to existing stuff, figuring out which font was used was always painful for me.
posted by pupdog at 9:08 AM on May 29, 2007


i use GE Inspira a lot. It's a really nice font. GE has always used a custom-designed font. Sort of like being a benefactor to an ancient trade.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:11 AM on May 29, 2007


The BBC's use of Gill Sans is something that makes me strangely happy, because Eric Gill also designed the statues on Broadcasting House. It's nice that the motif is carried through, and it's a great font. Gill himself was a bastard though.
posted by featherboa at 10:12 AM on May 29, 2007


This also is a great way to identify fonts. I use it all the time (Im a web/graphic designer). Its quite clever - I haven't found anything else like it on the web.
posted by benny at 10:25 AM on May 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


Seconding the recommendation of What The Font. It was the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread topic.
posted by sparkletone at 11:16 AM on May 29, 2007


What the Font is fantastic, but if you don't have a big enough sample Identifont is a good backup.

On a side note: Slate does an article on Helvetica.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:46 PM on May 29, 2007


Semi-related: Famous Fonts
posted by Rhomboid at 2:44 PM on May 29, 2007


I see some that are wrong, but my inability to understand German prevents me from doing anything about it! Also I'm tired. As we learned from Slate's lovely Helvetica slideshow, Microsoft uses Helvetica, not Franklin Gothic, and Bank of America does use Franklin Gothic, and not Meta. OK, nap time.
posted by tepidmonkey at 2:52 PM on May 29, 2007


Notice how there aren't any companies listed that use Comic Sans?

Yeah, let's keep it that way.
posted by idiotfactory at 3:09 PM on May 29, 2007


Ban Comic Sans
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 8:05 PM on May 29, 2007


I just realised we share our font with fucking McDonalds.

Fucking designers .... I'll give them a Grotesk Aksidenz.
posted by strawberryviagra at 5:29 AM on May 31, 2007


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