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FedEx Font Change..  
User currently offlineBobbidooley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 64 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

Anyone else notice that below the FedEx where "Express," "Ground," "Custom Critical," etc., has changed font from a Serif font to a Sans Serif font.

Also on the airplanes, below FedEx in the old style it said Federal Express, now on the aircraft it says "Express."

Just wanted to see if anyone else noticed. It's also being changed on the trailers and trucks.

Bobbi


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User currently offlineOrdryan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7066 times:

yep, I've noticed all those things


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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6852 times:

A few months ago, one of the photographers captured N803FD, an A310-300F that had just come out of paint with the new style font. While placing just Express on the airplane versus Federal Express, there have been planes in the past, MD-11s for the most part, that had both the full Federal Express and the Express only painted as the subtitles before.

Trucks and trailers have all sorts of names on the bottom, depending on the services that it provides.

JSD



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User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6813 times:

I reckon,

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Ryan



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11637 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

The new FedEx font used on the planes -- does anyone know what that exact font is? Can you get it in MS Word?

User currently offlineSteveKempf From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 44 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6560 times:

Try this page.. just upload a little gif of the word and it will list some similar fonts.

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/


User currently offlineBlue747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6536 times:

It is a custom font.
Here is a article on the designer of the fedex logo
and implementing it..
http://www.thesneeze.com/mt-archives/000273.php


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Looks much more modern, good for their image.
FedEx's corporate image and marketing history is interesting in itself  Smile


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6504 times:

Quoting Commavia (Reply 4):
The new FedEx font used on the planes -- does anyone know what that exact font is? Can you get it in MS Word?

I do believe it's a custom design, although Futura Bold (using the real bold weight and not the MS-version) will be somewhat close.

The new-style "Express" is Helvetica Neue 45 (or 35).

-Will



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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6490 times:

Ahh, Blue747 beat me to it.


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User currently offlinePolymerPlane From United States of America, joined May 2006, 991 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6389 times:

Quoting Bobbidooley (Thread starter):
Anyone else notice that below the FedEx where "Express," "Ground," "Custom Critical," etc., has changed font from a Serif font to a Sans Serif font.

Also on the airplanes, below FedEx in the old style it said Federal Express, now on the aircraft it says "Express."

Just wanted to see if anyone else noticed. It's also being changed on the trailers and trucks.

IIRC, FedEx changed their name from Federal Express to FedEx. Along with this changes, FedEx changed its Federal Express service to FedEx Express, along with the addition of other services such as FedEx ground, FedEx freight, etc.

Correct me if I am wrong. there's a historical background on fedex's website, but it's a bit confusing, and I don't have time to read it through.

here's the link if anyone care to read:
http://www.fedex.com/us/about/today/history/?link=4#1

Cheers,
PP



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