[Consortium] Logo with text
t_w_ at freenet.de
Wed Apr 26 05:27:10 EDT 2006
On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 09:30:53PM +0100, Chris Cannam wrote:
> Given the general focus on Free Software, why not use a Free Font?
> Like this elegant design, not too serify for display use, which our text
> looks pretty good in:
Both fonts used are free. One is Blue Highway, the other URW Nimbus.
It's very limiting, though. There are few fonts licensed in a free/
open-spource friendly manner. Most freeware fonts are a joke.
I'm currently considering to edit the letters much more.
This is clearly a font for continuous text. Even subtle serifs make
for an antiquely look when used for headlines / logos, imho.
> Or Raph Levien's Inconsolata, a fixed-width font that looks remarkably
> good printed and at display sizes:
> That one probably wouldn't go with the tall, thin penguin though.
Right. Fixed width is rather ... brute, anyway.
> FWIW I'm not particularly keen on any of the posted suggestions. The
> Interstate "g" is indeed gimmicky, but the modified version looks
> childlike and unbalanced. And I can't stand the Arial "a" or, well,
> pretty much anything else about Arial (or whatever Arialalike that is).
Well, the "a" is indeed a bit weak. But it's a way more robust design than
the "a" of Blue Highway (or many other freeware fonts).
This happens to be only the sans-serif font I found in a condensed version
with reasonable quality.
And condensed (narrow width) is my choice, because it works better with
the tall penguin and because the text is rather long.
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