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What is the font used on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap?
April 27, 2009 5:14 AM   Subscribe

What is the font used on the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap?
posted by fac21 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total)
 
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posted by mrt at 5:29 AM on April 27, 2009


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posted by mrt at 5:30 AM on April 27, 2009


Not everything with letters comes from a font. I will bet you a dollar that the "LA" mark was drawn up custom for the Dodgers rather than being made out of an "L" and an "A" from some typeface.

That being said, look at 19th and early 20th century slab serif typefaces for serviceable stand-ins. The typeface linked by mrt is pretty close, though the proportions are slightly different.
posted by letourneau at 6:01 AM on April 27, 2009


I would even go as far as to say that most sports teams have custom typefaces that were made specifically for them and that if you find a font for a major sports team's logo, it was likely made by someone to mimic the original.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 6:11 AM on April 27, 2009


It's not a typeface. It's hand-drawn. Seconding slab serifs for a decent approximation.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:55 AM on April 27, 2009


It's a generic, slab-serif letterform, probably hand-drawn many, many eons ago, back when craftsmen walked the earth. Pretty simple one, too. Easily re-created in the vector drawing tool of your choice. 5 minutes, tops.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:19 AM on April 27, 2009


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posted by Zambrano at 9:16 AM on April 27, 2009


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