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  1. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    Anyone know what font the Harrods lettering is or know where i can download it?


    Thanks a lot



    Chris
     
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  3. Fan512bbi

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    Sorry mate i dont know, but i am sure that if you post in the UK section one of the boys will help you out.
     
  4. El Wayne

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    Though there are some interesting famous fonts here, a search for "Harrods" came up empty. After a bit more searching, I found where this subject was brought up on a message board dedicated to nothing but the discussion of fonts (if you can believe that such a thing exists). Here is the exchange:

    Harrods font
    June 8 2000 at 5:52 AM Jaybird (no login)


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    Hi! Does anyone here know which font face is used in the Harrods logo?
    Thanks in advance!
    Jaybird


    Harrods Logo Font
    November 29 2000 at 6:17 PM Stuart (no login)


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    I also was impressed with this logotype and was intending to do it as a Font Diner font. I did some research and discovered that the logo they're using now is the same as the one they used in the 1950's.

    This occured to me to be a problem since they still use the font style in the logotype so I asked them for permission to turn the logotype into a font.

    Here is their response . . .

    Dear Stuart

    It was very interesting to read your email (23rd September 2000) regarding
    the Harrods logotype.

    As you can imagine a company such as Harrods has very stringent rules and
    regulations regarding the use of the identity in any form, as a strong
    corporate identity is vital to the success of any business.

    The use of our logo is carefully managed, to not only ensure consistency,
    but to protect the brands core values: style, quality, integrity and
    prestige.

    It is for these reasons that Harrods would not grant permission for the
    creation of a full character font in its style to be created.

    You may know the strapline for the store is "There is only One Harrods..."
    and it is this exclusivity that we wish to maintain and a Harrods style
    typeface would not perhaps aid this cause.

    I hope this has answered you question, and could I take this opportunity to
    thank you for your interest in Harrods.

    Regards

    Julia Fox
    Creative Manager
    Advertising & Marketing
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

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    Dammit! I want (NEED!) it! :(
     
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  8. SefacHotRodder

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    I know, its awesome


    Edit: its not on the site :(

    Pleese help.... someone..... :(
     
  9. BigTex

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    If it's not an industry standard, it's most likely hand drawn, there were lots of them, in the early days of AutoCad.......PITA!

    Goode Company restaurants, here, pilfered the Dr. Pepper logo, no big deal...get busy drawing, man!
     
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  11. SefacHotRodder

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    I saw that, but i need to have something close to that for my idea to work :(
     
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  13. UroTrash

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    What do you need the font for?

    If you want to write "Has a hard rod" you're in luck with a little photoshop.
     
  14. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    Lol


    Actually, i'm making a "Harrods Race Team" shirt refering to the McLaren F1 GTR's.


    The closest font i've found so far is mistral, i think i'll just use that
     

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