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 16th November 2018 . Last edited on 22nd November 2018.
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18 Comments

Comment by Goatmeal 22nd November 2018

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

Comment by Goatmeal 22nd November 2018
Comment by Goatmeal 22nd November 2018

Movie classic, font gold!

well done...

Comment by Sed4tives 22nd November 2018

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

Comment by Goatmeal 22nd November 2018

Brilliant.

Comment by thalamic 23rd November 2018

@thalamic - Thank you!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 23rd November 2018

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

Comment by JingYo 24th November 2018

nice work anyway

Comment by JingYo 24th November 2018

@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 24th November 2018
Comment by Goatmeal 24th November 2018

Whoa! So cool!!

Comment by Wataru Aiso 24th November 2018

@Wataru Aiso - Thank you!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 24th November 2018

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 26th November 2018

@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 26th November 2018

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

Comment by FTrex 27th November 2018

@FTrex - Thanks!  :^)

Comment by Goatmeal 27th November 2018

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

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