Sunday, October 16, 2016
Semroc (Estes) Starship Excalibur Build, Part 18, New Decal Name Font
You have to realize this model was designed back in 1968! An amazing design for that time. In 1968, font choices were few. New fonts were expensive and print shops used what they had on hand.
The original font looks to be set in Dom Casual Extra Bold, a goofy looking font for a Starship. I looked through some type styles that were already on my laptop.
#1 is a good choice. Bold, contemporary and easy to read.
#2 is the same font used on the Star Trek Enterprise.
#3 is too modern and doesn't reflect the year this model was designed. The "S" is a little like Star Trek logo.
#4 reminds me of Battlestar Galactica or Intellivison.
#5 just doesn't work - too bold and too recent.
Type fonts should reflect the design and the time period of the subject.
I'll want to pick a font that was from around 1968 but maybe not available for sale then.
I'll probably go with #1 or #2,
What do you guys think?