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that sequential circuits font

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:38 pm
by 8bit9bot
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/fon ... px?FID=147

apparently that's the real one - a friend of mine was showing me this yesterday... i cant take credit for finding it on my own....

"There isn't a lot of humor in type design, but the face called Stop makes up for it. In 1970 Nebiolo, the best known of the Italian foundries, came up with this design, which is irresistible. It's so irresistible, in fact, that every Tom, d**k, or Harry seems to have copied it with slight variations. We have gone back to the earliest use of the idea that we can find." 8-)

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:13 pm
by Jabberwalky
Nice

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:23 pm
by zoomtheline
I really wish amp comapnies would stop using Brushscript. The model name logo on my Tiesco "Synthesizer110F" is in this font too. If it wasn't such an amazing synth i'd have to smash it up.
It's like a successful company like Dave smith using Comic sans for his logo! Oh wait, he used Staccato :roll:

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:03 pm
by chimney chop
the italicized 'indigo' on the Access Virus Indigo 1 is the worst

the all caps 'VIRUS' (which I really like) on the b and c seems derivative of the Sequential font perhaps

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:51 pm
by tim gueguen
I think that font was used for labels in the original Battlestar Galactica.

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:37 am
by Ashe37

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:30 am
by Swayze
That Galactica looks more like the JX3P font to me. The SCI font has always been my favorite though, the synth names are "elvish" if I'm not mistaken.

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:44 pm
by madtheory
That's a cool find!

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:22 pm
by calaverasgrande
I'm just happy that the teal color on so much synth gear finally went away.
Until the return of Roland's Teal Menace
Stangely when you do an image search for "AIRA" you also get this other Japanese export.
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Just what are those perverts at Roland getting at?

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:33 pm
by zoomtheline
Aira is more emerald green ;) There are shades of teal on some lovely synths I reckon, well, bluey grey.

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:25 pm
by CZ Rider
Nice font! Never noticed the BSG connection though. :lol:
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Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:37 pm
by tim gueguen
Ashe37 wrote:no, the "a" and 'c' are different

http://media02.hongkiat.com/sci-fi-font ... actica.jpg
I wasn't talking about the font used in the credits, but the font used for writing on the sets and props.

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:01 am
by Ashe37
tim gueguen wrote:
Ashe37 wrote:no, the "a" and 'c' are different

http://media02.hongkiat.com/sci-fi-font ... actica.jpg
I wasn't talking about the font used in the credits, but the font used for writing on the sets and props.
Maybe for the new series, the original series the ships were labelled with a very plain font.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KSN7Gteh_SE/U ... saga03.JPG

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:05 pm
by pricklyrobot
Stop was designed by Aldo Novarese, who's probably most notable for also creating Eurostile.
http://coopertypography.wordpress.com/2 ... -novarese/

The other type on SCI stuff (Prophet, etc.) looks like it's probably Monotype's Uncial: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/uncial/

Re: that sequential circuits font

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:34 pm
by Ashe37
pricklyrobot wrote:Stop was designed by Aldo Novarese, who's probably most notable for also creating Eurostile.
http://coopertypography.wordpress.com/2 ... -novarese/

The other type on SCI stuff (Prophet, etc.) looks like it's probably Monotype's Uncial: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/uncial/
He apparently also designed Microgramma... notable because Microgramma Extended Bold is the font used for Star Trek ships starting with STTMP.