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Super Eurobeat Fonts?

Post by #Infinity » Oct 11th, '08, 05:03

Just a quick question, does anyone know the fonts that are used on SEB cover arts for:

- The Super Eurobeat logo (present on every cover)
- The album number (present from SEB 101 to SEB 139)
- The album number (present from SEB 174 to SEB 189)

If anyone can help me out, that would be great.
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Post by Lebon14 » Oct 11th, '08, 05:11

I want 'em too. :\
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Post by Humbedooh » Oct 11th, '08, 15:46

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Chances are it's a custom font built for the eurobeat cover. I've checked with Adobe, Linotype and ITC, and it's not one of theirs at least.

You might have more success asking Avex for information on it, but just be aware that it may very well just be a font with the letters A,B,E,O,P,R,S,T and U (and nothing else).
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Post by zoupzuop2 » Oct 11th, '08, 19:55

Humbedooh wrote:Image
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Chances are it's a custom font built for the eurobeat cover. I've checked with Adobe, Linotype and ITC, and it's not one of theirs at least.

You might have more success asking Avex for information on it, but just be aware that it may very well just be a font with the letters A,B,E,O,P,R,S,T and U (and nothing else).
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Yeah, I've heard from a few places that it's a mixed/modified font.
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Post by Nine » Oct 12th, '08, 01:26

I've been told that the "SUPER EUROBEAT" text isn't a specific font, but a template they have made. I'm sure someone photoshop savy could make a high resolution template of the logo using the pen tool or something like that haha
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Post by #Infinity » Oct 12th, '08, 02:32

Well, the same type of font (or at one that's very similar) was used in the_ditz's banner for Too Fast For Love / Doki Doki in his signature - may I at least request that?

The 101 - 139 font basically looks like a more basic version of "demonized", but I can't find anything that resembles it anywhere online. The 174 - 189 font I've seen quite a lot, so it should hopefully be easier for one of you guys to identify.
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Post by Humbedooh » Oct 12th, '08, 07:18

#Infinity wrote:Well, the same type of font (or at one that's very similar) was used in the_ditz's banner for Too Fast For Love / Doki Doki in his signature - may I at least request that?
The "type" of font, (geometric sans serif with vertical crosses), isn't all that rare, but I haven't been able to find one that matches especially the E, P and S. Notice how the S is square in the Super Eurobeat typeface unlike the fond the_ditz uses, and the P makes an upper vertical cross (low crosses are the norm).

What we could do, of course, is actually make a Eurobeat font based on what we have from the album covers. I'll have to have a talk with my brother, who actually gets paid for doing stuff like that, but I do remember that it's fairly easy to create new letters from existing ones with some rules about how the geometry of the letters relate to each other in the alphabet.

I'll get back to you on that one later on :)
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Post by Humbedooh » Oct 12th, '08, 11:31

Update:

la la la la we have a winner!

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[Test logo using the Eurobeat font]

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[Real logo (top) versus Eurobeat font (bottom)]


I got some pointers and the necessary software to design a font for eurobeat use, although I was missing a couple of important letters to extrapolate the rest from (namely a G and a W), so I had to make some educated guesses as to how the letters might look.

I'm not entirely sure how to design the numbers in this font though - they vary from cover to cover, and needless to say, I don't have a single actual SEB cover to look at :p.

So, if anyone would contribute with some cover scans showing the numbers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0), perhaps we could get this font finished.
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Post by zoupzuop2 » Oct 12th, '08, 16:23

Humbedooh wrote: I'm not entirely sure how to design the numbers in this font though - they vary from cover to cover, and needless to say, I don't have a single actual SEB cover to look at :p.
Given that the number styles change every few albums, it's safe to say this will be sufficient.

Excellent work, humbedooh! I think I speak for all of us when I say a job well done! :)
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Post by Humbedooh » Oct 12th, '08, 17:09

I haven't given you the font yet :P

http://www.eurobeat-prime.com/media/eurobeat.ttf

Windows users can install it by copying the file to the Windows\Fonts folder, Mac users can copy it to ~/Library/Fonts/, and linux users can follow the guide at http://vietunicode.sourceforge.net/howto/fontlinux.html

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(In other words, you'll need to notify me if you plan to make commercial use of it)
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Post by Lebon14 » Oct 12th, '08, 19:56

^ Thx a lot!!
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Post by Nine » Oct 13th, '08, 18:24

Nice job on the font. :D
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Post by zoupzuop2 » Oct 13th, '08, 18:27

Humbeedoh officially wins one (1) internet for making the impossible possible.
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Post by the_ditz » Oct 13th, '08, 20:19

Great job - I'm sure #Infinity will love this (as do I!) :grin:

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