California license plate (script, 1993–)
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Does anybody know the exact HEX code of the dark blue color of the characters on the latest California license plate?
The monospaced sans serif provided the inspiration for California, a custom typeface made by Helmo for the use in their projects.
I want to re-paint my license plate but I can’t find the same kind of font. Can anybody tell me where to get it at? Thank you.
Martin, the script is a slightly modified Rage Italic as described above. For the bigger type, see Penitentiary Gothic, “a digital recreation of the letters used on California state license plates, designed in order to make props for movies and television shows.” The typeface pages have links to sources where you can purchase a font license.
What font was used for the 1937 California license plates?
Hi Kevin, you can see the plates used from 1929 to 1939 in Mark Mauno’s Flickr photostream, taken at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The plates were made by the Norris Manufacturing Company in Los Angeles. As far as I can tell, they don’t use a (printer’s) font, but a custom template made specifically for this purpose. To my knowledge, this style was not made into a digital font yet.
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