Front Panels Personal Update

Pete Turnbull pete at
Thu Jun 18 07:19:32 CDT 2015

On 18/06/2015 12:50, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove wrote:
> On Thursday, 18 June 2015, Jonathan Katz <jon at> wrote:
>> There is a Postscript doc out there with the DEC "D I G I T A L" logo
>> in blocks. That may be a start.
> If I recall, isn't the logo "just" Helvetica? I think,  not completely sure.

No, it isn't.  About 15 years ago I set out to recreate the necessary 
letters and digits from the font for one of the PDP-11 sites.  With some 
small experience of font design I quickly realised it's quite different 
from Helevetica in a number of aspects, and it took me a while to get it 
right.  In fact I'm not sure I got it exactly, but Ned Batchelder did, 
so I never went back to it.  My early attempts at PDP-11 logos are at if you want a laugh.


Pete Turnbull

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