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    Looking for the "RIDGID" font for a small project, ...anyone here might know where I can get one? Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: Ridgid font

    I'm only guessing, but from my experience in graphic design, you probably won't find a matching typeface or "font". In most cases, logotypes are stylized designs, done exclusive to the company or copyright holder (in this case, probably Emerson Electric). There are exceptions of course, but in any design work that I've done for hire, companies want something that is "exclusive". If a font is generated for the company, it is usually limited in its application and rarely available to anyone outside of the company's Marketing Communications team.

    But, I could be wrong and I certainly can't speak for Ridgid. You might want to note though, the little registration mark on the logo.... so if you're going to duplicate the logo or use the design in a similar fashion, you need to be aware of possible restrictions.

    CWS

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    • #3
      Re: Ridgid font

      If all you want to do is advertise (show off) your RIDGID tool collection by posting a banner on your wall, I'm sure RIDGID wouldn't mind. However, if you intend to make an emblem and stick it on a non RIDGID tool, that is restricted.

      A while back while browsing this site I found that RIDGID sells apparel, coffee mugs and even a flag. An other option is to purchase one of the RIDGID tools emblems as a replacement part and use it for the purpose you have in mind.

      May I ask, what do you have in mind?

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      • #4
        Re: Ridgid font

        Take a look at these first... (only a sample) I was browsing tru this site and came up with the idea.

        http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/famous-fonts.htm

        I'm working on a bumper sticker with a cool slogan, but it only works if it is written with the five matching letters from "RIDGID".

        I know all about the restrictions, but this is for my only use...

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        • #5
          Re: Ridgid font

          Those fonts in the link are cool. you might notice that my avatar in this forum is borrowed from the SANTANA band. I couldn't find a computer font so I had to make my own using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I only made enough letters to complete my name.

          Even if there was a font, notice how some of the letters overlap one over the other. When I was into fonts, I understood that you could copy another Font's design as long as you don't copy that font's name.

          How many RIDGID style letters do you need to create that slogan?

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          • #6
            Re: Ridgid font

            RIDGID LOVING MANIAC

            It will go on my work truck...

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            • #7
              Re: Ridgid font

              Nice website, but if you know typography, you'll notice an awful lot of the "styles" shown are are renditions of classic type styles. Many of course are unique too. With graphic design of a logotype, so much is just restyling of an existing font, making arrangements with spacing, adding strokes, etc.

              As was previously mentioned, you could just go the route of using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to create your own stylized letters. I use Corel Draw as it will actually allow me to create an entire library of characters... but it is a time consuming process.

              Bottom line is that you may find something close, but I'll be surprised if you find an exact font.

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              • #8
                Re: Ridgid font

                I found one font that's somewhat close. I guess it could be manipulated.
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                Last edited by MPR; 01-17-2010, 01:53 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ridgid font

                  MPR,

                  You know, you really don't have that many letters to create for your, "RIDGID LOVING MANIAC"

                  How big do you want this thing (dimensions)? With a graphics program, like CorelDraw (or I imagine Adobe Illustrator) it's probably just a couple of hours of playing around.

                  CWS

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ridgid font

                    Well, I'm gonna have to confess now. ...I know I can get it done like you said, but... I did gave it a try to see what I could find instead, and, I guess I'm gonna have to do it now.

                    There's a lot of winter (Mucky, slushi snow + salt on my vehicle) outside. so there's no rush for this until around May. But thanks for all the help tho...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ridgid font

                      It was too late to power up the tools last night, so I sat there looking at that logo on the tools and came up with this...

                      ...for starters
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ridgid font

                        No ofence but is kinda sounds like the name of a bad porno. How about " a man and his ridgid tools, I beautiful thing" no,...... no that kinda sounds like a worse porno. Oh oh I got it!!! " get to the top! The rigdid way". Oh never mind I am of little to no help..... sorry
                        9/11/01, never forget.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ridgid font

                          You make my tool Ridgid.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by oldslowchevy View Post
                            Oh never mind I am of little to no help..... sorry
                            I just confessed what I did last night. Without confessing, we all know what you did last night!

                            "Real Men Do It With A RIDGID Tool"

                            It looks like RIDGID has a long standing tradition of borderline porn in their advertising anyway...
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                            • #15
                              Re: Ridgid font

                              Somehow you had the same picture I had in my head...

                              Danm, right on the spot!!

                              Did you make these into fonts though???
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                              Last edited by MPR; 01-17-2010, 08:57 PM.

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