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  • Font used for the Rolls Royce logo

    Hello,

    Quick question, does anybody know the font(s) used for creating the Rolls Royce logo?
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  • #2
    I'm not sure but have you tried these resources: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
    http://www.identifont.com and Fonts.com 'Search by Sight' feature

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    • #3
      I bet its hand drawn. Just a guess.
      A little smilie goes a long way.

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      • #4
        definately a custom brand, i have worked for RR before and this brand dates back (albeit with updates over the years) for centuries!!!

        you might get close but never smack on!!!
        Me, drunk? i have only had tee martoonies!

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        • #5
          did you know...when rolls royce first came out the r's were red, then one one passed away (not sure if it was mr. rolls or mr. royce) one r was red one was black, when the other passed away the both became black r's.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by vtwin_gary
            did you know...when rolls royce first came out the r's were red, then one one passed away (not sure if it was mr. rolls or mr. royce) one r was red one was black, when the other passed away the both became black r's.
            thats pretty interesting!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by vtwin_gary
              did you know...when rolls royce first came out the r's were red, then one one passed away (not sure if it was mr. rolls or mr. royce) one r was red one was black, when the other passed away the both became black r's.

              I had no idea ..... thats very interesting gary ...... thank you
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              • #8
                Originally posted by twogun
                definately a custom brand, i have worked for RR before and this brand dates back (albeit with updates over the years) for centuries!!!

                you might get close but never smack on!!!

                how old are automobiles?
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                • #9
                  The first one was invented in 1885, in Germany, by Karl Benz. So 121 years old. Rolls Royce was founded in 1906.

                  I agree that it's no doubt a custom font, probably hand drawn if it's their logo from the original founding (minus the red that Gary mentioned). There are probably similar look and feel fonts, I would search for Art Deco as a keyword on either MyFonts.com.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by carter the artist
                    how old are automobiles?
                    maybe a slight exageration on my behalf there carter, sorry!!

                    my first experience of the brand was producing full size drawign for a sign company who were manufacturing the logo for the Derby based research facility, it was approx 25feet high, all form polished stainless steel!!
                    Me, drunk? i have only had tee martoonies!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by twogun
                      my first experience of the brand was producing full size drawign for a sign company who were manufacturing the logo for the Derby based research facility, it was approx 25feet high, all form polished stainless steel!!
                      Wow!

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                      • #12
                        it's ok. just being a smart aleck
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                        • #13
                          no worries carter, BTW i had real fun knocking out those drawings, i used a 3m x 2m CNC gerber router, wacked a full sheet of acrylic on it, disconnected the motor, stuffed in a pen where the router bit would go, set the depth to .5mm engrave, covered the sheet with paper one after the other in tiles and drew away!!! i must admit i was pretty pleased with the outcome, the accurracy when taping the drawign together was literally spot on!!
                          Me, drunk? i have only had tee martoonies!

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                          • #14
                            The words Rolls Royce, in my opinion, is Gills Sans MT with'a 50% tracking on "Rolls" and -11% on "Royce", as for the RR, i'm not exactly sure. I know this was posted a long time ago, but i'm doing a Rolls Royce illustration and was wondering the same thing.
                            Last edited by rstetz; 06-23-2008, 07:48 PM.

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                            • #15
                              rstetz, it's not gill sans, but try looking at art deco fonts.
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