Birth of a Hero
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wow, really nice. thanks for this :)
nicee. how can i find a similar undistorted font?
When creating this font, I based myself on Avant Garde and Avant Garde Alternates.
i downloaded this.
not sure how to do all this stuff,
but i'll get better at it.
I retyped what I wanted on paint w/the font.
I hope thats the right way lol.
Its a little confusing
anyways thanks for it!
This is a great font! I could really see this as the logo for a movie or TV show! Thanks!
Hey, great font, but I found a glitch - when typing "ffi", as in "office", the "i" disappears. If you fix this, please let me know so I can reload the font. Otherwise, awesome font! Thanks!
I like the look of this one too, but I wish it didn;t have the distressed look.
It reminds me of the font used at http://www.twloha.com
and I'm wondering if that wonderful slanted 'A' is something they designed, or if it's actually in the Avant Garde font somewhere.....
either way, nice font for sure...
Looks great, but I can't install it. Windows Vista says some files are invalid, so... I wish I could use any of your fonts but they all have the same error.
Protest The Hero is using this font for their myspace theme.
im bout to download
GREATEST ROCK FONT EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This typeface is pretty much just Avant Garde, distressed, with some letters replaced by ligatures. The classic typeface in its original form is nearly 40 years old. Herb Lubalin is turning in his grave. The kerning pairs are also pretty inexcusable.
If you like this, please look up the real thing and see how it is supposed to look. Wiki 'Lubalin' or 'Avant Garde magazine'.
OMG I LOVE THIS FONT!!! This is the To Write Love on Her Arms font that they used with the slanty "a"!!!
It would be even better in bold.
Can someone tell me how to load this up on photoshop??... i just can't do it.. i can do it on word..
I'm with wrenfern: you just took the commercial Avantgarde typeface, slightly altered it with a grungy look that anybody can do in Photoshop and give it away for free, without respect to the copyright of the original creator.
is using "your" font commercially.
I never said that I created a new font or anything. I just did a grungy version and that's it. And by the way, its free for personal use only...
This guy was criticized for being cheap on logosauce.com, I thought it might be unlikely that he paid you for usage.
(love this font!!)
i want this for mny myspace how do i do it
Help me please!This is awesome,but I don't know what to do,to download it...Help me...
excellent! it would be great to have the bold version :D
can you please upload the regular version
i really want to use this font 'coz its great but whenever i try to download it it doesnt work. Help me!
when i tried installing it it said font is either invalid or damaged wtf!
can you add colors to this ?
Ahh shit doesnt a band use this as their font? I cant remember which one. Anyway, cool font. Its simple, but it definitely has its charm. :)
this font is cool retro n very simple..................
this's font is awesome
i saw this font in Daniel P$owter's new album, i'm sure it's this font...
this font is awesome! i used in the logo of a mag cover i had to make for an assignment! thanks..!u rock! =]
Metrostation utilise la "vraie" avant garde alternates
Quand à Daniel Powter, si les designer de sa pochette ont acheté la AvantGarde Alternates ils ont le droit d'utiliser la "birth of a hero"...même de façon commerciale... Ils pourraient d'ailleurs très bien avoir dénaturé la AvantGarde eux-mêmes, comme dit précédemment, un coup de toshop ou de trator et c'est fait!
does anyone know why i only get the uppercase ?
i need help on downloading...i downloading it and its in winrar and i tried to drag and drop it into my fonts folder but it says the file c:\users\evan\desktop\birthofafero is not a valid font......can someone please helpme
Hmm... Can you possible upload any alternates to this font? Because I know once there was the outline version available too, but now it's not here. Thanks!
If I've already paid for AvantGarde and I put a grunge filter over it, are people going to post up my art on here and complain about how I'm not paying royalties? That would be HILARIOUS.
Now all I need is some terrible emo band who wants a picture of a skull and some splatters on an AA2001 shirt.
I loved this!
Would you give me any tip on making grunge, complex fonts? I find difficult to render then with FontLab. Do you use another software? Or have any special plugin? Thanks!
I love all the whiny twats stating it's not an original font. Neither are 70% of the fonts being sold on Linotype. Go back to WhatTheFont or Typophile and fellate each other with your 'font prowess'.
I think FontCreator is better than FonLab, but it's your choice. Making grunge effects is very easy with Photoshop. But it isn't so difficult in FontCreator if you don't have Photoshop.
is it just me or does this look like to a distorted Avent Garde or Avent Garde OT font?
Do you know where I can find this font with the slanted letters where it isn't eroded?
All of these idiots commenting on how this font looks eerily similar to Avant Garde...NO SH*T! Don't hate the guy for making the most overly used and abused font in the 21st century. He didn't know that everybody was going to treat it like a $5 hooker.
I didn't know that this was a remake of another font, but it's still one of my Top 5 fav fonts.
I like the grunge style better than the plain anyway, plus this is free! for personal use.
I really hope the creator is getting paid for all the ads and merchandise and whatnot that use his font.
i just edited this font and put it up under fancy>>retro. hopefully it will be accepted!!!
and i might add that the edited version is NOT grunged!!!!
For those of you looking for an improved version with more/better accents etc: Guillaume Séguin has allowed me to rework his fonts and offer them with a (very generous) commercial license.
So if you need a professional quality Unicode OpenType or TrueType version of this font with a multilingual and expanded character set - you will find it here:
(Guillaume Séguin receives royalties from all sales)
How do I go about using the original font commercially? I sent an email to the creator but have not heard back.
I met Herb Lubalin years ago. He had a very good sense of humor about how Avant Garde was used and misused. I'm pretty sure he would smile at this as well, but who knows? He might even cry at what's happened to typography the last five or six years. Rest in Peace, Herb.
Does anyone know where to find this style in bold,thhx lise
Nice font but very overused, but I guess thats good in some aspects
hey i was wondering if you are selling to use for comercial use.
Hi would it be possible for me to use this font for comercial use please?
I hope you don't mind if i use this font commercially, i have donated :)
This font is amazing is there a plain font like this without the designs.
Personne n'aurait pu créer cette police ! Je mets 100/100 !
Hello, I would like to use this font for commercial purposes. I m creative invitation craft. How much is it?
(I started, and it's a very small company, don't be too greedy please!)