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Wishbringer by Infocom

Contributed by Nick Saglimbeni on Jul 24th, 2015. Artwork published in
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    Wishbringer by Infocom 1
    Source: http://www.filfre.net @1985 Infocom. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Wishbringer: The Magick Stone of Dreams, the interactive-fiction classic by 1980s gamemaker, Infocom. The Wishbringer title font and supporting cover text uses the bold weight of Weiss, while the inside booklet uses the regular one for standard non-title text items. The Infocom logo uses Zorquedesigned by Ray Larabie, although it appears this font was actually created based on the company’s logo, given that Larabie would have only been 7 when Infocom’s first game, Zork, was released in 1977.

    Wishbringer by Infocom 2
    Photo: Nick Saglimbeni. License: All Rights Reserved. Artwork by Nick Saglimbeni.
    Wishbringer by Infocom 3
    Photo: Nick Saglimbeni. License: All Rights Reserved. Artwork by Nick Saglimbeni.

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    3 Comments on “Wishbringer by Infocom”

    1. Jul 24th, 2015  5:12 pm

      Thanks, Nick! I removed the Zorque tag since it is a font created after the logo, so definitely not used by Infocom. Thanks for adding it your description, though — we’ll keep the link in there for those interested in similar typeface.

    2. Jul 26th, 2015  3:48 am

      Hi Stephen,

      No problem, happy to post my first submission. Question: is there a reason the Wishbringer cover image doesn’t show as the profile pic? (Is it a rights thing?) Because I could take a picture of the cover on my end, I think it would be more recognizeable to someone searching 1980s, similar to your AD&D post which instantly made me a fan of Fonts In Use. What a great resource this site is!

    3. Jul 27th, 2015  7:55 am

      Hi Nick, no, that was an arbitrary choice I made when moderating your submission. You are right, it makes more sense to use the cover — I’ve changed it. For the future: You can choose the thumbnail yourself. In Edit mode, click on the image in question and select “Edit Thumbnail”.

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