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San Francisco 49ers font

Does anyone know what the name of the font that the SF 49ers football team used to use?  And where I can get it for my PC?

If you go to this link - http://www.sportsstore.com/sportsstore/default.asp?nav%5Fstore=19&

there is a 49ers seat there for sale and the font I am reffering to is the one they use on it's front - "49ERS"

Thanks in advance.
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
That specific font was probably designed for the 49ers, or rather, was modified from another font. It LOOKS a lot like a condensed (and outlined) version of a font called Thunderbird, which is a True Type font from Corel. It also looks like an old wooden typeface that came around Cape Horn that I used to have, but that's another story.

You'll find several good websites which have hundreds/thousands of fonts available, and there are also bunches sold fairly inexpensively on CD.
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bparnesCommented:
Actually I don't think it looks much like the Thunderbird font, no matter how much you coondense and outline it. Rather, it looks very much like a Wood font from URW called URWWoodTypD. You can see it at the following site, which also has information on how to order it. If you can get your hands on one of the Corel packages (e.g., Corel Draw) you will likely find it included in the fonts there.

http://www.fontage.com/wpage/woodtype.html
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
For pbarnes...

Hey, I was working from memory... *grin*
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bparnesCommented:
If it was from memory, I'm impressed...
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Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
bparnes ... don't be THAT impressed... just had to rebuild my machine from a major crash and screw-up by one of the new Net Admin guys, and I haven't had time to reload Corel 9... *grin*
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lchuaAuthor Commented:
Sorry folks but I still don't have the right font.  I'm not sure what the thunderbird is but I can't find it.  The URWwoodTypD is very close but is missing the outline.  

Please ... H E L P me some more!

Thanks again in advance.

- Lincoln -
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bparnesCommented:
The outline is generally not part of the basic font definition that is included in the TTF file. You use a program like Photoshop or CorelDraw (or any of a myriad of others) to add those kinds of effects on top of the basic font definition. I'd be most surprised if the creators of the '49ers lettering didn't "post-process" the basic font for their particular use.
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lchuaAuthor Commented:
ok - i finally got a name for my mystery font - It is called "quentin".

Now - does anyone know where I can find it??  I've looked through so many font sites but still no luck.  

We're almost there guys!!  We're very close.  HELP!!

Thanks in advance.
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zeetreeCommented:
The Quentin font which is the same as the 49ers use is available from Elsner + Flake (which is distributed by Font Shop, Linotype, DsgnHaus, and Eyewire) as well as Font Company (distributed by Precision Type).
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lchuaAuthor Commented:
I finally got it guys!

Thanks Zeetree.
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