Looking for a Sans Serif typeface which will be used for a Gardens identity in South East Asia.
The object of the typography is to reflect:
• Clarity (simplicity) for use throughout signage (there will be some areas of the site where the type will be used at a size of three meters in height).
• Intrigue through organic elements when used at a interpretative level (to subtly reference the concept of the gardens/plant forms – rounded tips, organic flourishes etc).
• Large variation (from thin to bold/black) with the possibility of a slab serif relative; although this is not a requirement.
• The type should balance well against the languages of the far east, notably Chinese/Mandarin, Japanese, Malay (all signage will be set in a minimum to two languages)
I have trailed through numerous type foundries sites to find solutions. One suggestion was Stag Sans although this typeface is primarily used in an editorial context ( http://vllg.com/Schwartzco/StagSans/mudTyper+Weights/).
The other option is Vista Sans (Émigré). Vista has the relevant ‘organic elements’ although feels slightly unrefined and clumsy when used at large type sizes; notably signage.
It would be great if the family had variations which varied from simplicity (singage) to 'creative' (interpretation/identity).
Any ideas? Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks D.