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Eric NicastroFont used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:33:58 pm

I'm not certain where to post this. But I'm trying to figure out the font used on the TBS network. Not the font used for the TBS logo and tag line. But where the bug pops up with upcoming shows. It can be seen on their website http://www.tbs.com. Example of the bug line is "Meet the Browns, Tonight 8/7c". Can anybody help me with this? I tried going through my fonts in my system but nothing seemed to match. And I tried a google search, but that just came up with the font used for the TBS logo.


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Dave LaRondeRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 1, 2011 at 4:58:25 pm

Arial? Helvetica? Swiss 721?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter SoykaRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:58:08 pm

Katarine.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
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Dave LaRondeRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 5:11:32 pm

I dunno, Walter. I looked at the typefaces on the TBS web site:
http://www.tbs.com/shows/meetthebrowns/

...and I saw nothing on it that matches the Katarine family:
http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/suitcase/katarine_family/

I wonder if the OP refers to a default font set in his browser?
Or could I have set a default in my browser (safari) used by few people, perhaps?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter SoykaRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 5:30:28 pm

Maybe I'm looking at the wrong page? I'm on the TBS.com home page, looking at the type in the Flash animation rolling today's schedule -- in the upper left, just below the TBS logo.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
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Dave LaRondeRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 5:57:07 pm

Ahhh, FLASH, you say? That would explain it: the computer at my desk is Flash-challenged, a situation that won't change in any big hurry.

Sorry for the false alarm. It's time to go plead once again with the station engineering department to bring me into the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Walter SoykaRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 7:34:02 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "The computer at my desk is Flash-challenged ... It's time to go plead once again with the station engineering department to bring me into the second decade of the twenty-first century."

Or maybe the final decade of the twentieth century...

All kidding aside, if you can get by without it, good for you -- and good for your computer. It's amazing how crash-prone the Flash plugin is.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
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Eric NicastroRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 5:48:11 pm

If the Katarine font it's right, it's extremely close!

The font that I'm referring too is what's playing in the flash animation that says "Conan Tonight at 11/10c". I placed them side by side and the Katarine font nearly matches. I'm not a font expert so there may be a few tiny differences, but it looks good to me.

Thanks for all your help guys!


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Walter SoykaRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 2, 2011 at 7:35:34 pm

I like Katarine quite a bit -- it's quirky and fun, with good legibility.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
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Michal TrzaskaRe: Font used on upcoming shows on TBS
by on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:50:19 am

did you try using whatthefont? sometimes it helps, not always but worth a try.

I usually do a screen grab of a section with a large word of two and upload that to the web page http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ then it will ask you what the letters are.

I had mixed success with it, but it's always faster then guessing with a list of all the fonts on the computer.

There are also some smart phone aps that do the same thing.

Best of luck,

Michal Trzaska
Editor, Colorist, Director of Photography, VFX Artist and Motion Graphics Artist
MeHow Design
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