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Arcade Logo Fonts
« on: July 12, 2017, 12:15:24 am »
I'm currently building an arcade cabinet and am trying to design my own arcade logo for the marquee. Does anyone know of any free websites with any cool arcade type fonts I could use to create my own or have anything they'd be willing to share? Thanks

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Re: Arcade Logo Fonts
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 12:21:23 am »
There are plenty of free fonts out there.  Just remember in the end you want something like Token's Moonshot and not garbage like a multicade collage.


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Re: Arcade Logo Fonts
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:13:24 am »
I'm currently building an arcade cabinet and am trying to design my own arcade logo for the marquee. Does anyone know of any free websites with any cool arcade type fonts I could use to create my own or have anything they'd be willing to share? Thanks
http://vectorlib2.free.fr/Fonts/


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Re: Arcade Logo Fonts
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 01:02:12 pm »
In my view, avoid the cliched such as:





Any font that would come up if you google image searched "arcade font" = bad

Pick a font to match the theme of your cab. Take your theme then google something slightly to the left of that. E.g. if you've got a Starski and Hutch cab, google image "Pimp Font" (as in huggy bear):





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Re: Arcade Logo Fonts
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 02:46:49 pm »
In my view, avoid the cliched such as:





Any font that would come up if you google image searched "arcade font" = bad

Pick a font to match the theme of your cab. Take your theme then google something slightly to the left of that. E.g. if you've got a Starski and Hutch cab, google image "Pimp Font" (as in huggy bear):



I generally agree with this, although I think the second font can be used in a creative way.
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Re: Arcade Logo Fonts
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 12:26:46 pm »
Not knowing what you're making a logo of, here's some basic advice:

In graphic design classes I learned you can go cliched and make it work, but it's much harder. My pet peeve is just a Marquee that says "ARCADE". If you're going with a name/theme look through old marquees. I prefer something simple to look more 80s looking.

If you're adding art, keep the type simple. If not, make
 the logo a more embellished font, but still try to find something that's easy to read (no old English or something like that).  If you have some art-making experience,  you can do the embellishing yourself and add drop shadows, outlines, highlights, etc. While this one may be over the top for some things, here's a font that shows what I mean by embelishment: http://www.fontriver.com/font/chrome/

Also if You're doing just type, you can add simple shapes (stripes, grids, parallel or concentric shapes to dress it up.)

The usual response from non-arcade people when they see my MAME marquee is "I think I remember that game" Makes me chuckle everytime.

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