[scribus] O.T. Anybody able to guess what font this logo uses ?
"Sveinn í Felli (IMAP)"
sveinki at nett.is
Mon May 19 10:37:24 CEST 2008
Hi, just my thoughts here;
John Beardmore wrote:
> The original artwork for this logo seems to be effectively lost.
> Only low resolution versions remain in circulation so I'd like to
> recreate it in Gimp. Does anybody have any idea what the font might
> have been, or want to suggest a reasonable substitute ?
> Many thanks, J/.
Why would you want to do this in the Gimp ?
Normally (in the workflow I know) you'd import the logo as
background in a vector drawing program (e.g. Inkscape, Xara
or even Krita), then draw outline bezier curves on top of
it. This has the benefit of being able to experiment with
sizes and colors (most logos are filled with precise spot
inks f.x from the pantone palettes) and then export as .gif
or .png indexed images (only containing the relevant colors,
say from 2 to 12 colors, instead of having 64k colors and a
bunch of jpeg artifacts). You could even export .svg vector
image for scalable viewing in many browsers.
Secondly, you wouldn't even need to know the font (if you
manage to draw a convincing outline of the old one) because
it's already in outlines.
But in your case I'm afraid this would be such an
approximation, both finding the font or to draw the letters,
193x54 pixels contain not much detail :(
P.S. my linux jpeg viewers hate your jpg image, they become
quite unstable when opening it and importing only works in
inkscape; there must be an error of some sort in it (format
or compression, dunno).
Sveinn í Felli
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