If you didn’t know, before the desktop publishing revolution, magazines and newspapers and boxes and anything printed was laid out by hand. Really, by hand. You’d cut (think: scissors) and paste (think: spray mount) all the needed elements — copy, photos, etc. — onto large physical boards that were photographed and sent to print.
But, what happens when you need to include a company’s logo, but you can’t exactly download a vector version because that’s not a thing yet? Easy. Companies would mail out style guides with important reusable elements — drawings, logos, etc. — that could be cut up and reproduced.
And that leads us to this.
As a real big Famicom Disk System & Famicom kind of guy, and as a real big logo/print nerd kind of guy, here, for you, are two sheets of canonical, official Nintendo Famicom and Famicom Disk System logos. That I purchased on Yahoo! Auctions.
If you’re making a fanzine about the Famicom, I highly encourage you to print these out, cut them up, and paste them in your layout. 😛
And if you’re really into this (who are you?), here are un-retouched 1200 DPI scans: Famicom Disk System Style Guide.tiff (59 MB) and Famicom Style Guide.tiff (76 MB).
PS: they make for nice decorations!
PPS: if you look really closely, now you know that Famicom Disk System yellow is Y100% and M30%!! (Or, DIC 123, if you’re using DIC colors, which I had never heard of until now.)
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