Six Flags Font?

Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:37 AM
Not just the one they use for the 'Six Flags' on their stuff, but also the one they use on the website and in brochures for 'Great America' or 'America' or 'Magic Mountain'.

Anybody know where (if) I could get those fonts? What are they?

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 8:40 AM
Not the font, but some related info:
http://www.blambot.com/credits.shtml
I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:58 PM
Since you didn't specify which font, here's what I can tell you; the headers are most likely Verdana, or some sans-serif font that is bold and italic. The body text is most likely Century School. These are fairly common fonts, so I wouldn't think you'll have a problem finding them (that is, if you don't already have them).
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:49 PM
Actually, I did kinda specify, but I can clarify ;). I need the font that they use on their printed material, website, and all other media that says 'Six Flags', and the font that they use to spell out which park it is for. Like on the websites, at the top left where it says 'Six Flags' & 'Over Wherever'.

I did look at that site, MG87, but I still couldn't find it. Unfortunately, they don't say what SFI used the font for, it could have been a ride, or anything. But I didn't see what I'm looking for on there.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:35 PM

Intamin Fan said:
Since you didn't specify which font, here's what I can tell you; the headers are most likely Verdana, or some sans-serif font that is bold and italic. The body text is most likely Century School. These are fairly common fonts, so I wouldn't think you'll have a problem finding them (that is, if you don't already have them).

I just had to say it even though it has nothing to do with the topic....

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:13 PM
I'm not sure if you have ever used this but this is one of the tools we use at my print shop. Most people who bring stuff in for us to print tend to forget to include the fonts they used in design and this site has dug me out of A LOT of last minute problems.

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

Good luck.


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:29 PM
Awesome, thank you!
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:38 PM
The web is truly one of the most amazing things. You'd think that a person using the web since 1996 wouldn't be surprised by anything, but a site that matches fonts? Way cool.

Anyway, here's my amature take on things. Going through my fonts (granted I don't have a boatfull), that "g" in Six Flags is very strange. I found lots of close matches, but usually those were in a serif font, and the hook of the "g" didn't extend as far. I did find one close match in a font called NewsGotTDem, which is a sans serif font.

So it's possible that a) the "g" came from another font b) this was a custom font made specifically for Six Flags (very common for movie titles and credits), or c) this was a custom logo seeing as the "i" has an arrow overtop. The logo is also at an angle that is not quite as extreme as italic. This is easily accomplished in a program like Illustrator or Freehand.

The part that appears after the Six Flags logo‚ÄďAmerica, Magic Mountain etc. could be any number of sans serif fonts

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:45 PM
The problem I'm having is that I really need the part after the logo more-America, MM, Kentucky Kingdom, Etc.

I would think that would be easy to find, but I can't find anything with the tops of the 'A', 'M', 'N', etc that has a triangular point, nor the 'C' with a slanted opening, or the legs on the 'M' that slant out instead of being flush. I need them at an angle. I wouldn't have thought that it would be so hard to find. I used the 'What the Font' tool, but it didn't recognize them, so I posted on the forum. Hoping for the best :).

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Monday, August 22, 2005 12:30 AM
I share the same remarks about that site as Intamin Fan does...I can't believe how fast someone identified both those fonts over in the forums over there. That is really neat. Its funny to that you asked about that Tekno, because I have been looking for the six flags font for awhile now. If I had only known about that site about a year ago...
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Monday, August 22, 2005 12:50 AM
Great response time on their half! I'm glad to see you're getting some helpful info your font hunt Tekno. If you guys ever have anymore questions feels free to email me. *** Edited 8/22/2005 4:51:32 AM UTC by New Bay***
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams
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Monday, August 22, 2005 12:54 AM
Cool, thanks a bunch! I didn't expect to get a response on there so quickly.

I'm sure you'll hear from me, New Bay :).

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Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:06 AM
Just an update, after I bought the font, I found a free version online (grumbles). Don't worry, it isn't exactly the 'same' font, but a clone. Performa SSi, just in case someone else needs it and doesn't want to pay $20 bones, it is a free font.
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Saturday, August 27, 2005 3:21 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Just what are you up to, Clint? ;-)

New Bay, cool site! I have worked in printing for many years and could of used that as a last minute solution MANY times! :-)

-Tina

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Saturday, August 27, 2005 5:57 AM
Nothing too interesting Tina, just wanted it for work on my webpage, in the Trips section :).
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Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:20 AM
Just a heads up incase you don't already know:

If you have a special font on your your webpage visitors will have to have the exact same font installed on their computer in order for it to look right. If you're going to use some wierd font, create an image of the text that uses the special font/ That way visitors don't need to find, download and install the correct fonts.

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Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:06 PM
It will be a graphic, my default font is Ariel, but this is for a graphical project.
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