Its nearly Bayer Sans, but one letter is wrong... can the font be edited...?

Posted on 2003-03-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
The image/font in question is here...


It all looks like Bayer Sans except for the 'r', which I'm guessing is helvetica?

My question(s) are is the font available for download without having to pay the $$$. Also, is it possible then to change the 'r' of a font. Can anyone do this?

I need to create or find the font that created this logo...!


Question by:ric176
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dearsina earned 225 total points
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This typeface was created back in the day by the Bauhaus. 'Bayer Sans' is perhaps a slightly heavier typeface (I only saw one weight listed, if you can get a lighter version, you're set) than the one used for this logo. The 'R' as you have correctly mentioned is changed, but it is not Helvetica, it is still the original R, the designer has just added a stem to it and made it a bit narrower. If you look closely at the Helvetica 'R' the stem is not as rounded.

So much for the identification. I doubt you'll find it for free, but then again, the internet is a very big place, so I migth be wrong. The cheapest option would be to read a bit about it, and then reconstruct it either using some sort of font software like Adobe Fontographer or simply creating the text you want in Illustrator or the likes. It is very easy, the typeface is known for it's geometric simplicity and that was really the main reason why Herbert Bayer did make it back in like the 20s.



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