Burbank (House) Alternative

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Tim Drabandt's picture
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Hi all,

I'm designing a web site for a major company and was looking into using Burbank from House Industries. However, it appears (I'm still waiting clarification) that it will cost us $7500 to embed into our Flash experience. I should also mention that this site needs to be translatable into 18 or so different languages, so a robust character set is needed.

The client feels that this price is too steep, and I'm wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of a similar typeface that would have a similar feel.

Thanks!

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It may be difficult to find a family in this genre that fulfills your language requirements. It depends on what they are. Any non-latin languages?

Pedestria + Grenadine might be an option.

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In the future there will be a version of the site in chinese, but that is not slated for another two years or so. As of right now we are only launching in western based languages.

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In the future there will be a version of the site in chinese, but that is not slated for another two years or so. As of right now we are only launching in western based languages.

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dupe post, sorry. i look like such a n00b :)

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You won't find a font like this that has both Latin and Chinese characters, I'm afraid. Will have to use a different typeface for the Chinese side.

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I think you can likely find some 'budget faces' in the 50's SoCal vibe. Chank has one, for instance:

http://www.chank.com/font_detail.php?sku=5457

I agree, you're probably better off just buying two typefaces...one for roman and one for Chinese.