Snake Plissken

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Trying my hand at another movie logo font, inspired by the terrific posters for 1981's "Escape From New York".  Kern at your own peril.

Info: Created on Fri, 16th November . Last edited on Thu, 22nd November.
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18 Comments

Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 22nd November

Still don't know enough to proofread...   :^(

Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 22nd November
Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 22nd November

Movie classic, font gold!

well done...

Comment by Sed4tives Thu, 22nd November

@Sed4tives - Thank you for the kind words.  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Thu, 22nd November

Brilliant.

Comment by thalamic Fri, 23rd November

@thalamic - Thank you!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Fri, 23rd November

Are you sure that's the colors? It's painful looking at red and blu at the same time

Comment by JingYo Sat, 24th November

nice work anyway

Comment by JingYo Sat, 24th November

@JingYo - Thank you.  The red isn't bad  -- I used the same color from a fan-made logo, similar to the posters -- but the blue was my choice...  Probably not the best against the black background.   :^\

I'll try this again; third time's the charm?  (Sure could use that Sample Edit feature about right now...)  ;^)

Comment by Goatmeal Sat, 24th November
Comment by Goatmeal Sat, 24th November

Whoa! So cool!!

Comment by Wataru Aiso Sat, 24th November

@Wataru Aiso - Thank you!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Sat, 24th November

Well done Goatmeal. I think I've tried to do the same somewhere. I've never watched the movie but remember it was a popular Kurt Russel film when it came out. Robert Rodriguez will be directing a remake. 
Do you remember the original font's name? Couldn't find it and its just going to keep bothering me.

Comment by geneus1 Mon, 26th November

@geneus1 - Thanks for the kind words, Gene!  It looks like the original was found in a 1976 Lettergraphics catalog ("Checkmate"), but there are versions by Castcraft, Brendel, and SoftMaker ("Cornered").  Canada Type's "Gamer" has flat 45° angles in place of the rounded corners.

I only quickly looked at a few images on-line to see if anyone else had made this font -- at the time, the only one I found ("Gamer") had flat corners, so I tried my hand at expanding the typeface by using just the poster's letters alone, so this is not based on any of the other fonts mentioned above...

Comment by Goatmeal Mon, 26th November

Great Job! The new sample is definitely nicer than the old one, 10/10

Comment by FTrex Tue, 27th November

@FTrex - Thanks!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal Tue, 27th November

"I heard you were dead." "I thought you'd be taller." =)

Comment by Moviefan2k4 Mon, 21st January

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