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Does anyone know the typeface/font used in the Ruby and Ruby on Rails logos?
August 24, 2009 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know the typeface/font used in the Ruby and Ruby on Rails logos?
posted by MediaJunkie to Technology (6 answers total)
 
Zapf Elliptical, I think, but I don't know for sure what logo you're referring to. Can you give us an image?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:45 PM on August 24, 2009


Rails: http://rubyonrails.org/images/rails.png

Ruby: http://www.rubyinside.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/ruby-logo.jpg

Thanks
posted by MediaJunkie at 12:51 PM on August 24, 2009


Have you tried using WhatTheFont! with a cropped, bigger version of the typography?
posted by oxit at 12:53 PM on August 24, 2009


Well, the font on the plain Ruby logo is Goudy Bold - you can tell because of the super-stubby descender on the lower-case "y." The other one I don't know off the top of my head.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:01 PM on August 24, 2009


The Rails logo looks kinda like a rounded-off verision of Test Pilot Collective's Mechanical
posted by setanor at 1:28 PM on August 24, 2009


Not sure. But I did some research and it appears that the Rails logo was designed by John Hicks.

If you're looking for something similar, the Base fonts form emigre are pretty close.

Also Neo Tech.
posted by kpmcguire at 10:01 AM on August 25, 2009


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