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re: "quattro" - font...? NOT !!!!
Ok here is the REAL answer...
>>>I remember this topic surfacing sometime last summer.
>>> Did anyone ever find a copy of the "quattro" font?
>>It's called "VAG Rounded" and I have both Bistream and TrueType versions.
>Need it! I plan on replacing my Alcantara inserts in the sports seats with
>something an upholsterer can find, and I want to take the material down and
>have "quattro" embroidered into it!
VAG Rounded stands for 'Volkswagen AG Rounded'. This is the typeface the
VW factory had designed for advertising use, some packaging and other uses.
It is available from many different type founderies (Adobe, Bitstream...) and
is available in postscript and truetype as well. It looks NOTHING like the
"quattro" typeface. It is actually a version of the original Swiss typeface,
"Helvetica" but with rounded corners.
The "quattro" typeface, is not a font, but a specifically designed "logotype".
The design dept. at Audi AG created this waaay back in 1980 for the ur-q. It is
also VERY much copyrighted by Audi AG. The design dept. gurus also drafted the
word "Sport" in the same logotype face and used it for the Sport quattro,
Good luck getting it into your fabric. The embroiderer will have to scan &
"quattro" logotype for this idea to work.
...10 deg oouuut, and as the crisp Vermont snow falls, the drive home
from the office will be entertaining tonight. Reving the Audi quattro 20v'er
at 7200 rpm redline is a delight to the ears. As if Buffum was in the co-pilot
seat, I set up for heart pounding neighborhood sideways action. A quick flick
of the wheel to the left, right, and then full left brings the rear sweetly
around in full rallye fashion. Full throttle through the corner, the 20v drifts
like painting on a canvas... As the adrenaline tingles around, the grin on my
mouth spreads from ear to ear - I still have seven more corners to go before
I shut the fun off at home...
>1997 New Smitty baby...any minute - any day...
>1990 Audi 90 quattro 20v'er 'Pinot'
>1988 VW 'Illtis' Syncrowagon 'Chewy'
>1972 Porsche 911R/RS/RSR..(replica project) - to come soon..!