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gailongailon Member Posts: 19
 Making a wood sign for my daughter, I wonder if anyone can help me with the font.
Thank you in advance


  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,455
    The problem you have here is that they have used several fonts.  It's never a good idea to use more then 3 at the outside (at least that was what I have been told).  I would suggest you find your own fonts and then reproduce it so that it looks good.
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,163
    Good advice from @Di-lite. If you are doing this with vinyl, they look fabulous when you change up the colours of the words as well. 

    Look on dafont.com to find matches for the fonts.
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,458
    DO you have a larger image this might not trace soo well
    you could still try trace the current image though it may not work as well

    use pixel trace to bring the word into MTC
    set the colour to black
    do a split
    select a selection of each font and file>export >selection to png
    then use these images on a webpage like whatthefont to identify the fonts
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  • GabeGabe Moderator Posts: 4,531
    edited March 2018
    @Di-lite, welllllll....

    There is also a wonderful thing called "Subway Art".  @gailon's image is an example.  Here is a couple of examples: 

    St. Patrick's Day = http://www.finecraftguild.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/st_patrick_s_day_crafts_art.jpg

    Valentines Day = https://www.etsy.com/listing/65516006/be-mine-valentine-subway-art-typography

    The idea behind subway art is that it is something that was initially created by graffiti artists, using whatever stencils and colors they had with them.  So the art pieces can have any number of different fonts or colors.  That's what makes them special.  The fonts can be horizontal or vertical or both.  Letters can be uniform in size, or some can be larger or smaller than the rest of the text.  It is a marvelous way to let your creativity run "off the leash" so to speak.  At least I really like it. 

    Before everything went sideways on the forum, I had asked Andy to consider making a Subway Art generator, which would allow for many effects to be easily created.  He seemed interested and once told me that he felt it was an easy project.  But then he invested his time in making PCS, which I'm sure looked like it would be a better income producer.  But after he did that, things basically came to a full stop and the Subway Art generator was never created.  Wish I was a programmer, I would love to have one of those.  :)

    That being said, subway art is very easy to create with MTC, because all the text that goes onto the mat is in vector format.  You can set the format to Split by Glyphs, then choose your font and type your word or phrase.  Then you can enlarge certain words or letters, replace the initial letter with a different font and enlarge a lot, or you can grab a word or phrase and turn it 90 degrees, etc, etc.  While a generator would have been fun, it isn't very much of a chore to do it with only MTC.
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,163
    It can be very time consuming creating a large mass of text, especially if you are changing the fonts for each bit...just ask me I just finished the cutting part of a project and it was all text. It can be painful, MTC is not the best tool either, imho, Word is much easier to work with. It would be nice to have a tool where you choose several fonts and font colours and then type your text and let the tool artistically create it for you, then you can finesse it to your liking.

    Also if I am not mistaken, subway art is technically a criminal act in most jurisdictions if the artists haven't been invited to do their work (which most have not =) ). They work in the cover of night or dark, therefore don't have time to worry about stencils, they need to get the job done fast. I believe it is all done freehand. Each artist has their own style, and based on the many styles I have seen sitting waiting for the 15 minute long trains to pass by that get in my way on my way home, there are a lot of them out there!
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