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Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/27 23:29
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I recently was put in touch with someone who made me custom VB controller buttons. I would like to convert one of my spare controllers into a "prototype" reproduction. I have a few questions.

1. Does anyone know if a file of the prototype logo exists so I can have a graphic made to customize the controller?

2. Also, does anyone happen to know the font name used for the A/B and Start/Select on the controller?

3. What is the actual color of the controller? I've seen pictures of a purple one and I've seen one that's more of a dark grey/black. I'd like to recreate it as closely to the original as possible since I LOVE the look of the controller.
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/28 0:01
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Thatís a very cool project, I look forward to seeing the finalized result.
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/28 1:46
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Thanks! I'm hoping I can at least clean up the image of the logo that I was able to find. Below is what I've been able to do so far using one of Benjamin Steven's pictures. Once I figure out the color situation, I should have this project in full swing!

Attach file:



jpg  PrototypeVBlogo.jpg (21.49 KB)
4178_5b848d3a5621f.jpg 300X100 px
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/28 4:05
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retronintendonerd wrote:

2. Also, does anyone happen to know the font name used for the A/B and Start/Select on the controller?



I thiiiiink or would guess it's the font "Handel Gothic" after doing some searching. :)

Here it is!

The one on the controller is just squished together a bit it seems.

Hope this helps!!


( Also, I say gameCube purple is the way to go. Hehe. )
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/28 17:24
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You were spot on with the font! Thank you! One step closer to finishing this now! I like the purple but I'm not sure if the controller ever was in purple or if it was bad lighting in the pictures. I feel like purple clashes with red but it's kinda cool that it does, too.
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/28 18:48
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Alrighty! Thanks to VirtuousRage I was able to get the font figured out. I just need to measure the size of the fonts and logo and send them into my buddy at the other end of town so he can print them.

Attach file:



png  VBprotoController.png (10.01 KB)
4178_5b857ce7393af.png 300X300 px
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/29 11:29
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( Also, I say gameCube purple is the way to go. Hehe. )


Sorry, but no it is not.
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/29 16:25
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Fire-WSP wrote:
Quote:

( Also, I say gameCube purple is the way to go. Hehe. )


Sorry, but no it is not.


I accept your apology. :P
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/29 19:05
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Hehe play nice gentlemen. There are no wrong answers (unless they aren't the same as mine :P jk)
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Re: Virtual Boy Prototype Logo and Fonts Question
Posted on: 2018/8/29 20:55
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VirtuousRage schrieb:
I accept your apology. :P


XD
That doesn't change the fact, that the color is quite different.
I would even say, that the purple they used for that prototype was not so nice. Is no surprise that this color did not survive.
I would leave the Controller black. That saves you much trouble.
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