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  1. Heh heh... glad he finally saw the light and that you seem to have made it out of the ordeal with most of your sanity intact.
  2. There are quite a few suggestions for fonts that are that elusive combination of good and free here: http://www.alvit.de/blog/article/20-best-l...-official-fonts
  3. 'Klosterbrauerei Ettal' means the brewery at the monastery in Ettal, which the Interweb tells me is a town in Bavaria. 'Gegr.' is short for 'Gegruendet', which means 'founded' or 'established'. Not sure if they're talking about the monastery or the brewery. </geek>
  4. Thanks! I'm not the original poster, though.... I too am interested in how he finished up handling the situation.
  5. Okay, following up my own post after a couple months to show I was actually mistaken: FutureBrand *ripped off* FF Dax and FF Meta and hoped no-one would notice. http://typophile.com/node/17362
  6. Free versions of DIN are available here: http://www.triskele.com/fonts/index.html There's only the regular weight, but you can beef it up with a stroke if need be.
  7. You should probably be able to find something acceptable here: http://www.blambot.com/
  8. It wouldn't be too difficult to get a similar effect using the Find Edges and Cutout filters in Photoshop -- kind of like this, but less involved: http://www.macmerc.com/articles/Graphics_Tips/209
  9. City Medium: http://www.bertholdtypes.com/bq_library/90058.html ...also known as Square Slabserif 711: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/squ...rif-711/medium/
  10. Foundries do custom jobs all the time -- it ain't cheap, but big clients like UPS can afford it. Their Website isn't forthcoming, but I'd be willing to bet FSI were the ones who modified Dax at the behest of FutureBrand, or at least worked closely with them. Sometimes the face remains exclusive for a number of years, at which point it's released for public consumption. Not that thinkkre8tiv's client seems to be willing to wait that long....
  11. We all know this, but perhaps he needs to be shown: Perhaps the nice folks at FutureBrand might be able to convince him.
  12. Kind of late to this party (as usual), but I'm partial to The Font Thing: http://letterheadfonts.com/downloads/utilities.shtml It only works with TTFs; but hey, it's free.
  13. Fort Worth is known as 'Cowtown' because of the huge stockyards on the north side of town, now a big museum (they still drive longhorns down the street twice a day for the benefit of the turistas). I suppose the bull is their way of throwing a bone to that other city down the road.
  14. How about Option C? Put your numbers on a layer by themselves. Ctrl-click to select. Select... Modify... Expand.... Enter *twice* the width of your desired stroke. (The selection will expand evenly on either side of the original number.) Create a new layer underneath your numbers and fill it with your stroke colour. Merge if the mood strikes you. Voila! No more rounded corners. Eriq, your avatar's making me hungry....