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    Here is what I found different between the book and website (www.followthefox.com)

    1) Fandango title. The font is different.
    Book: Front cover of the book is very plain and basic.
    Website: The font on the Fandango title is a fancy asian type font.

    2) Website: The compass next to the Fandango title is missing the white areas.

    Don't know what any of this means if anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbers*5 View Post
    Here is what I found different between the book and website (www.followthefox.com)

    1) Fandango title. The font is different.
    Book: Front cover of the book is very plain and basic.
    Website: The font on the Fandango title is a fancy asian type font.

    2) Website: The compass next to the Fandango title is missing the white areas.

    Don't know what any of this means if anything...
    Hi Garbers,

    I don't think you need to get too concerned at this point. The differences may not have clue-like properties at all. The web site appears to have a font variation similar to Penki, Shantung, or Wonton ICG. These fonts are probably not recognized in most software layout programs. The font on our book looks very readable, which makes sense... looks like Helvetica - a well known universal type font used in many programs.

    When I attended graphic arts training, the school computers (which were Macs) were loaded with a ton of commercially accepted fonts. If I chose a font that wasn't normally used by printer offices (Kinko's, Office Max, etc) the personnel may suggest or substitute a similar font to get it as close as possible. Hence, my fancy fonts took a back seat in my proofs.

    Another possibility is website creation doesn't have to mirror the original or originals the illustrator produced. They may have decided at print time, the book should be easier on the general publics' eye and chose a different poster to submit. This may also explain the difference in the symbol design. If you put a red outline on the yellow Helvetica font... bang! You really take notice, because it stands out much better than the website one.

    I hope this helps. Good observation!

    Your friend,
    Beth

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    wow beth im impressed

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