Dummies Font?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Grey, Nov 26, 2006.

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    Grey Guest

    I am making a spoof "...for dummies" book cover for an office gag. Anyone
    know the name of the title font?

    Grey, Nov 26, 2006
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    Terry D Guest

    Have a look at


    Font no. 255

    Terry D.

    Terry D, Nov 26, 2006
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    Rowley Guest

    Nice link - thanks


    Rowley, Nov 26, 2006
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    Grey Guest

    Wow. I'm always on the lookout for the more unusual font. Page bookmarked!
    However - that wasn't it. Dummies books have two fonts, subject and title.
    Its the other one I'm after (although that one did help), possibly should
    have made myself a bit clearer. Is there an easy way to download all of them
    from that site at once?

    Grey, Nov 26, 2006
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    Terry D Guest

    No ideas on the other font. I do however think that sales of this series of
    books would increase if the word 'Dummies' was dropped. I wouldn't dream of
    buying one and admitting that I'm a 'Dummie' (which I'm not !).

    Terry D.

    Terry D, Nov 29, 2006
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    Voivod Guest

    Only a dummy would think to remove a word from a title of book series
    that's sold more than a hundred million copies... BRAVO! Brilliant!
    You'd remove the golden arches from McDonalds because they look vaguely
    like a set of tits....wouldn't you?
    Voivod, Nov 29, 2006
  7. "I do however think that sales of this series of books would increase if
    the word 'Dummies' was dropped" !!!!

    Luckily for them you arent in charge of their marketing campaign then !
    thats presicely why they do so well, most other publishers would do anything
    to get even 10% of the sales these guys make. !!!
    The word Dummies is used and taken tongue in cheek.
    Its a shame a lot of other publications dont adopt the same approach. The
    people that buy their books want something that assumes they no diddely
    about the subject, unlike a lot of other so called "beginner" books that say
    "do this and then do that" assuming you already know what this or that is.
    Dr. Hackenbush, Nov 29, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Bit droopy tho.
    Rob, Nov 29, 2006
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    Dec 11, 2006
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    The font apears to be Myriad--the Italic version is used in the main header and subheaders and the nonitalic version is used in other places, like the narrative text on the back page. Look at the difference in the "a" and "e", for example, to see which is which.

    (I got here searching for people who might have already done spoofs of the *guy* on the cover and have posted them online.)

    Elf, Dec 11, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    heres a handy site i use frequently: www.whatthefont.com - all you need to
    do is upload a clear image of a number of letters in the required font, to
    their specs, and it will search the database to come up with as many close
    matches as it can
    Guest, Dec 21, 2006
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    Fishface Guest

    Fishface, Dec 23, 2006
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    Feb 6, 2017
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    Here are all fonts for "...FOR DUMMIES" books:

    Cheltenham Bold, Book
    Frutiger BoldCn
    IndyCode Obique, Regular, Bold
    Myriad Bold, BoldItalic, Italic, Roman
    Universe Condensed, CondensedBold, CondensedBoldOblique, CondensedOblique
    Universal NewswithCommPi
    Petar, Feb 6, 2017
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