[texhax] typesetting in LaTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed May 23 19:00:29 CEST 2012

On May 23, 2012, at 11:51 AM, Mohamed HOUSSNI wrote:

> Please I'm trying de find a LaTeX style to typeset words and numbers like the PDF model attached to this message. Can some body help me out.

I started on it:


\setmainfont{Lucida Sans Std}
\setsansfont{Univers LT Std 67 Bold Condensed}


\AtBeginShipout{\special{pdf: put @thispage <</TrimBox [36.0 36.0 420.0 574.0]>>}}
\special{pdf: put @thispage <</TrimBox [36.0 36.0 420.0 574.0]>>}

\fontsize{100bp}{120bp}\selectfont \textsf{\color{cmykburgundy}{1}}

Problems w/ what you want to achieve:

 - using OpenType fonts --- that requires that the above be typeset w/ xelatex or lualatex
 - using PANTONE spot colours --- there's support for doing this in pdftex if memory serves, but not in xetex AIUI (times like this, I really miss the pervasive licensing of PANTONE swatch libraries in NeXTstep)
 - the text at the back is converted to paths and outlined --- one would need to use pstricks or tikz or something along those lines to do this, which AIUI, precludes the use of OpenType fonts.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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