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Caitlin Alderfer's picture
Joined: 25 Mar 2013 - 1:15am
Bali typeface
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I am looking for typefaces that might be appropriate for something that is Bali themed. Any Indonesia/Bali ideas?

Juergen Weltin's picture
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Joined: 13 Jan 2006 - 6:31am
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Maybe you’ll find something at this type charity project.

Kent Lew's picture
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Inspired by letterforms found on Sumatra — just slightly east of Indonesia:

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/newfonts/nani/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/newfonts/tuktuk/

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Usually, for things like this, lately people have tended to use typefaces like Ondine or even (shudder) Papyrus.

So, when it comes to the dull boring choices that have been overused, some other choices are

Slogan
Neuland
Legend
Mistral

For an authentic choice, though, some Googling located [[http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-55992.html|Padma]], by Masuraj Sudana.

[[http://www.behance.net/gallery/Padma-Typeface/798617]]

is another link.

For Indonesia, there's FTF Indonesiana Serif Sketch by [[http://fizzeticatypefoundry.storenvy.com/|Fizzetica Type Foundry]], and Tanah Air Beta.

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If you really want to go the route of using a Latin script typeface to evoke a non-Latin culture, then my vote would certainly be for Padma. Note, however, that none of the types suggested in this thread are appropriate for continuous text, so you's want to limit something like Padma to headlines and other display use, and select a Latin text face that harmonises well with it.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Anything that gives a display face a certain mood can be applied in a text face too, just much more subtly. Looking at Padma (which I also like) I was immediately reminded of Papassissa's "Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde":
http://www.typefacedesign.org/resources/A5specimen/2012/ElenaPapassissa_...
http://www.typefacedesign.org/2012/

hhp

Dave Rowland Schizotype Fonts's picture
Joined: 19 May 2009 - 6:33pm
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I think Ben's Lumen from the same site would fit the bill nicely, if it was available to license.