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Copperplate scavenger hunt


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Let's face it... when you know what copperplate looks like, you start to notice it everywhere.

And it's damn annoying.

So, I figured we could share all the insane amounts of copperplate you see in designs out there... go... hunt...

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The parent company just commissioned a logo that includes copperplate...I'll try and track down a .jpg for you kids.

The first thing I said was "copperplate? you're not serious, are you?"

I love it when ownership stares at me with their mouths open.

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I readily admit to being part of the problem  :D

shameless self-promotion... changed his site font just to advertise in this thread :P

almost everything on the hockey hall of fame site is in copperplate...

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Trajan maybe (i'm guilty, its a great font) but copperplate and comic sans are in a class on their own.

"Whenever we have trouble pleasing a client, we just put their name in copperplate and they love it"

-My boss at my last job

Yeah...I quit.

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I think we should have a Berthold City Hunt and a Trajan Hunt as well. Maybe even a Trade Gothic Hunt, even though its a beautiful face. Anyway, you'll love this example:

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How are they a legit firm with big-name clients again?

Holy crap that's a busy logo! And the pinnacle of what NOT to do in an identity...

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I don't have a problem with Copperplate. I think that when used correctly it can add a sense of seriousness and dignity (like in the Hockey Hall of Fame nameplates).

What bugs the hell out of me is the gratuitous use of Century Gothic and Arial. And Zapf Chancery all caps.

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Trajan maybe (i'm guilty, its a great font) but copperplate and comic sans are in a class on their own.

"Whenever we have trouble pleasing a client, we just put their name in copperplate and they love it"

-My boss at my last job

Yeah...I quit.

I like Trajan, but have you ever blown it up really large and actually seen how imperfect it is? I was shocked at how gross it looks at large sizes. When I enlarge Adobe Garamond, it's beautiful, every single perfect curve, but Trajan Pro is like a girl who only looks hot from far away.

I also agree that copperplate can work well, but only when its use implies a certain sense of dignity, like the "THE STANLEY CUP" up above: that's good Copperplate use. It should never be set with enarged capitals, either. It loses a lot of its stateliness. Most of the gross misuse is because of that stupid practice, in my opinion, and the Coperplate numbers will always be the ugliest things on the planet, especially the "1" numeral.

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You're not allowed to post a logo directly from chris' site.

bringing up a rule that hasn't been enforced in over a year? great contribution to the thread.

Just pointed out the irony.

What irony? I have allowed it for over a year!

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