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    How would you like to have a set of these!

    I just saw these - they are on an individual euro 8 (not here in the US). I did not know these even existed, nor that BMW made these! These are on CC00905.

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    Those are some really bad self engraved versions. The BMW font they used for this it totally off.

    Don't know about the 8, but for the E36 you can still get these, or the "BMW Motorsport" variant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    I have a pair of those on the csi... from the factory.
    Do they look like these? I mean the "Individual" is a weird looking font - these really look like they were engraved after the fact with the incorrect font.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White View Post
    Do they look like these? I mean the "Individual" is a weird looking font - these really look like they were engraved after the fact with the incorrect font.
    See my previous reply. All answered there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    Those are some really bad self engraved versions. The BMW font they used for this it totally off.

    Don't know about the 8, but for the E36 you can still get these, or the "BMW Motorsport" variant.
    Those are not self-engraved. That's what the OEM Individual door handles look like. The E34/E36 ones have exactly the same weird font (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,...). The Motorsport ones have a much nicer font.

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    No chance!

    BMW’s font (then) is their BMW Helvetica font.

    I can’t find a pic of the handle, but the real ones are identical to:

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    ENGL's don't say BMW - just "Individual" in the same font.

    Looks like it should to me.

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    Maybe I'm wrong....https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...al-Door-Handle
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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    No chance!
    BMW’s font (then) is their BMW Helvetica font.
    I can’t find a pic of the handle, but the real ones are identical to:
    Well, then you haven't seen genuine E31/E34/E36 BMW Individual door handles yet... If you have a copy of the 1992 BMW Individual brochure, you will even find a picture of the door handles in there - with the weird font.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revtor View Post
    Well, then you haven't seen genuine E31/E34/E36 BMW Individual door handles yet... If you have a copy of the 1992 BMW Individual brochure, you will even find a picture of the door handles in there - with the weird font.
    I will check. I would be truly surprised if they looked like that. Again, I have seen the BMW Motorsport handles, and just assumed that BMW would use the same font in all their outings, and the "Individual" text, would look like the Individual doorsills font, just as with Motorsport. Makes the most sense to me.

    I have many brochhures, though not much Individual ones, but I'll have a look.

    Also, I have seen many bad copies of the "BMW Motorsport" handles, which don't even look close to the original ones (and use the Windows Helvetica font, and if you know where to look, you see where it differs). These Individual ones posted, reminded me of the bad Motorsport copies.
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    MParallel: Here you can clearly see where the inspiration for the door handle font came from (cover from Individual brochure).


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    Quote Originally Posted by revtor View Post
    MParallel: Here you can clearly see where the inspiration for the door handle font came from (cover from Individual brochure).


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    Original "BMW Individual" door handles

    This is what the BMW Individual engraved door handle looks like. Ok without the paint obviously.

    This is my car and I am the original owner.

    The font is unique hence why it's individual.
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    ^^
    Ha!

    No the font is not unique and is actually the same BMW Helvetica font as “Motorsport” and like the picture of the sill I posted. So I had the correct font in mind.

    But,

    thanks to Revtor’s pic of the brochure cover, it all became clear. For the Individual script, BMW used the shadow part of the “Individual” script, explaining the weird shapes. Which is much clearer now thanks to your pic Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    ^^
    Ha!

    No the font is not unique and is actually the same BMW Helvetica font as “Motorsport” and like the picture of the sill I posted. So I had the correct font in mind.

    But,

    thanks to Revtor’s pic of the brochure cover, it all became clear. For the Individual script, BMW used the shadow part of the “Individual” script, explaining the weird shapes. Which is much clearer now thanks to your pic Jim.
    Not quite. Helvetica is a group of fonts with specific styles. So yes, this “font” is absolutely individual.


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    The font BMW used at that time is based on Helvetica called BMW Helvetica. So unqiue to BMW, but based on an existing font.

    I have it on my home pc and when you type BMW Individual/Motorsport, you get a carbon copy of the pics posted here.

    Typing the same in regular Windows Helvetica, it’s very similar, but you can see what BMW changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    The font BMW used at that time is based on Helvetica called BMW Helvetica. So unqiue to BMW, but based on an existing font.

    I have it on my home pc and when you type BMW Individual/Motorsport, you get a carbon copy of the pics posted here.

    Typing the same in regular Windows Helvetica, it’s very similar, but you can see what BMW changed.
    What is so hard to understand here. The door handles use the font seen in every photo posted. Please show me a photo of what you speak of. Until then, I think this topic might be outside your area of expertise and model designation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanyparts View Post
    What is so hard to understand here. The door handles use the font seen in every photo posted. Please show me a photo of what you speak of. Until then, I think this topic might be outside your area of expertise and model designation.
    What are you on about?

    Everything I said there is completely correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MParallel View Post
    The font BMW used at that time is based on Helvetica called BMW Helvetica. So unqiue to BMW, but based on an existing font.

    I have it on my home pc and when you type BMW Individual/Motorsport, you get a carbon copy of the pics posted here.

    Typing the same in regular Windows Helvetica, it’s very similar, but you can see what BMW changed.
    Can you share the font with us? I'd really like to have it as an additional font.

    I think you might be able to post it as an attachment otherwise i can PM you my email.

    Pretty cool that you actually have it.

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    I've used the BMW Helvetica font on the chapter web site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    I just saw these - they are on an individual euro 8 (not here in the US). I did not know these even existed, nor that BMW made these! These are on CC00905.

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    I guess these are quite rare, but I find them to be unappealing anyway. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72tpik5 View Post
    I guess these are quite rare, but I find them to be unappealing anyway. JMHO.
    +1! Sorry, not my cup of tea either.
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