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I'm interested in making a joke t-shirt for a friend that changes the text on the "Best Western" logo. Does anyone know what font that is (pictured below), or what font most closely simulates it?

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Hi & welcome, similar questions have been asked here quite a few times. Try the solutions in this question first graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/374/… let me know if that answers your question so we can close this one –  Jaips Feb 28 '11 at 3:38
    
Thanks for pointing me to that tool, will most definitely be using it in the future. –  RightFullRudder Feb 28 '11 at 16:47
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It's custom designed - the neat joins between B and W, and s and t didn't happen by accident - but looks to be based on ITC Century Std Bold Condensed.

Mockup of 'Best Western' text sample - you might need to click into one of the controls to get it to display correctly.

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Wow, you did it! That's the exact font! Checkmark goes to you. –  RightFullRudder Mar 1 '11 at 4:45
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Unfortunately this image didn't work very well with WhatTheFont, I did a little adjusting to the image and passed it through again.

Unfortunately, I got no perfect matches, but here are some very similar fonts:

Whitman Display Comp Black

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Gomorrah

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Consort RR Bold Condensed

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Benton Mod Disp Comp Bold

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To the untrained eye, and without any comparison, I don't think anyone could tell the difference.

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Consort is the only one that's fairly similar, with bracketed slab 'Clarendon' serifs. –  e100 Feb 28 '11 at 13:28
    
Thanks so much! –  RightFullRudder Feb 28 '11 at 16:46
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