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Font for BBC's Sherlock

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The "internet" says the font for the BBC's Sherlock show is Johnston (P22 Underground), but I think the internet might be wrong. :) I think the last four characters "LOCK" might well be Johnston, but to my eyes the first four characters ("SHER") can't be. Is there another version of Johnston with the symmetrical "H" and "E", and the more Gotham-y "R"?

So is the internet half right, or am I completely wrong?! :)
asked by anonymous Mar 24, 2018

1 Answer

+1 vote

First, not all logotypes are straight settings of a typeface—and that appears to be the case here.

I'd say it is custom, but that it draws heavily on Museo Sans 700. Clip the C to get those angled terminals, or just use the C and the K from Johnston, and you are very close.

Mr. Eaves approximates the overall look (though the S and K aren't quite right) with no editing.

answered by kthomps5 Expert (2,426 points) Mar 25, 2018
edited by kthomps5 Mar 25, 2018