alleepally Registered User
#1

Anyone got the Gotham font? I just need 4 quotes of a couple of lines each, done in the font. Should take no more than 2 or 3 minutes if someone were to type them up and email me a decent sized jpeg of the end result.

Let me know thanks,

Al.

Citizen_Erased Registered User
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angelofdeath Registered User
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Shrimp Registered User
#4
alleepally Registered User
#5

I should have been more specific. It's the Hoefler and Frere Jones Gotham font. I really don't want to spend $199 for just for 4 quote lines. I've been intrigued since I read an article in CA Graphic Design mag and a quote from a design firm that 80% of their clients opt for the Gotham font. So I want to do a test on visual appeal of various fonts for another forum I'm a member of.

http://www.typography.com is their website btw.

Velcrow Registered User
#6

have this font ... not sure what your asking?

alleepally Registered User
#7

As per the original post. I need someone to type up a number of quotes i have (I'm talking inspirational quotes of a couple of lines each) in whatever package, and email me the resulting jpeg or pdf or whatever. I then want to do a blind test on a web page, where I list 10 or 20 other quotes along in different fonts and see if people pick the quotes done in the Gotham font. It's just an experiment I want to do and need someone with the Gotham font to do up 4 or 5 quotes for me. I'll send you the quotes via PM or email...

Thanks.

Al

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#8

Secret quotes... I'm intrigued...

Velcrow Registered User
#9

Well I think you should send the makers of the font an email

but for what you are discribing I would be breaking the licence agreemet for the font...

Sorry for being a square

FYI: Its worth every penny - a great font!

alleepally Registered User
#10

Velcrow
Well I think you should send the makers of the font an email

but for what you are discribing I would be breaking the licence agreemet for the font...

Sorry for being a square

FYI: Its worth every penny - a great font!


ho hum then,I guess I will forget about my little test then.

Just read the EULA, pretty restrictive. Looks to me that a design house couldn't even send a proof using this font via email.. would I be correct in that?

PS - you don't have to apologise for sticking rigidly to the EULA.

Shrimp Registered User
#11

You could try get in contact with the compay who made the font, maybe they would be interested in letting you do it for free, seeing as It'd be a plug for their font. Worth a shot

alleepally Registered User
#12

Shrimp
You could try get in contact with the compay who made the font, maybe they would be interested in letting you do it for free, seeing as It'd be a plug for their font. Worth a shot


I might do alright but these guys don't need plugs for their font with their impressive client list.

dangerman Registered User
#13

i know im not helping alleepally, but for what its worth i think that is a distinctly ordinary looking font and can't see any reason to use it over a bog standard helvetica, arial, tahoma, verdana etc.

alleepally Registered User
#14

dangerman
i know im not helping alleepally, but for what its worth i think that is a distinctly ordinary looking font and can't see any reason to use it over a bog standard helvetica, arial, tahoma, verdana etc.


I wonder what the fuss is too, but this quote from a designer in London that 80% of their clients choose it over any other font in a first round proposal with 20 to 30 ideas, sets my mind racing and wondering why.. hence my wanting to do a blind test. But I'll just put it on the backburner as it seems that even if I bought the font myself I couldn't even use it on a website anyway.

Velcrow Registered User
#15

well yes, you can over hype ...
but to be fair it is well designed.
It is having its 15 mins of fame just like "the sans", "frutiger", "avenir"....

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