toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sun Jun 28 21:50:35 CDT 2015
On 2015-06-28 10:12 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
> On 2015-06-28 6:34 PM, simon wrote:
>> It seems to me that pdp8 is written in futura bold
> ITC Avant Garde would probably be closer. (released circa 1970)
Oops, I was looking at the vertical d e c when I said that.
The font used in the "industrial11" logo and across the PDP-8 range, has
been pinned down to the "New York" style of "Chalet"; here's a revival:
But I can't find a "pdp8" image in the thread. Simon, what image are you
referring to that leads you to say Futura Bold?
> Avant Garde was used in a LOT of DEC's marketing -- it was the signature
> face for VAX-11, for example (even the machine badges use Avant Garde).
>> On 28-06-15 18:52, Chris Osborn wrote:
>>> On Jun 18, 2015, at 7:20 AM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at fozztexx.com> wrote:
>>>> "The logo up to then had been the letters DEC in blocks the
>>>> shape of
>>>> the plug-in cards that DEC had been producing."
>>>> Does anyone have a picture of that? My Google-fu is failing me. I
>>>> love cutting vinyl stickers of old logos and I think an original DEC
>>>> logo would make a great prize in the contests I run on
>>> I did my best to recreate the plug-in card DEC logo, you can download
>>> it as an SVG here:
>>> Proportions probably aren’t perfect since all I had to work from was
>>> very low resolution pictures of the original. I’m happy to send out
>>> vinyl cut decals to anyone that wants one if you send me a SASE. Email
>>> me privately for my address.
>>> http://i.imgur.com/HJki7WI.jpg (Atari 2600 cartridge for scale)
>>> Follow me on twitter: @FozzTexx
>>> Check out my blog: http://insentricity.com
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