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    Font Used By Current Politician...

    This is NON-political. I really like the font that is currently being used by the Obama campaign. I did some research on it and it seems to be called "gotham". It just seems clean...and simple. Anyway, I saw a website that sells fonts and the gotham font is listed at almost $200. I don't like it THAT much! Wow...is this common? I just took it for granted that all fonts were free or were just loaded onto a computer. I am a bit naive in this field I guess? I have always stuck with the most basic fonts but thought it would be cool to have that font available. Anyone know of a way to acquire a specific font at a more reasonable price or even free? I don't need it for professional purposes...thanks.



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Did you just call Obama clean, but simple??


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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Did you just call Obama clean, but simple??
    LOL...I tried to make this thread as non-political as possible...I didn't want to get this thread banished to the "politics" forum...the place that many threads go to to die!



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    LOL...I tried to make this thread as non-political as possible...I didn't want to get this thread buried in the "politics" forum...the place that many threads go to to die!
    I knew that somehow it would turn political, despite you labeling it non-political.

    I thought I would just beat everyone to the punch.


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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    PM sent.



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    I can have a font conversation, I took a class at ISU about printing processes and we spent a couple weeks talking about fonts. Let's font it up in here!



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    That seems quite high... Even if you go to Fonts.com, you'll find that the majority of fonts are under $100. (Collections can get quite expensive.)



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Here is the set of Gotham font characters:



    Sans-serif fonts like this are good for making bold statements and giant banners. It has a clean, simple, yet strong quality to it. All the individual characters look unified.

    I had hoped I could secure the Cyclone font somehow, as I really like it.



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Quote Originally Posted by cardinal&gold View Post
    I had hoped I could secure the Cyclone font somehow, as I really like it.
    Are you referring to the new "State"? What is that font called?



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Font or front?

    If Gotham (City), would that mean Batman?


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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Are you referring to the new "State"? What is that font called?
    Yes. I believe that font is called "Cyclone." I believe a graphic designer in the athletic department communications office created it from scratch, so ISU has a proprietary trademark on it. I'm sure they are allowing only licensed merchandise retailers to use it for their products. To my knowledge, they have not allowed the public to purchase it.



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    What about the font that spells out "Iowa State University" on all of their documents and I think is even used on Beardshear?



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    Re: Font Used By Current Politician...

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    What about the font that spells out "Iowa State University" on all of their documents and I think is even used on Beardshear?

    That's Berkeley


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