I need a Chilean font, asap!

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Beth Budwig's picture
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I need a Chilean font, asap!
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Here's the story: my sister (from the US, couldn't care less about design) and her fiance (from Chile, also couldn't care less about design) are getting married in two weeks. Because *I* care about design, I'm trying to gussy up their bilingual wedding program, and thought it would be cool to use a Chilean typeface.

I love Australis (http://www.latinotype.com/espanol/fonts/Australis/index.html), and purchased the font on latinotype.com this morning, but haven’t received it or any confirmation email (other than the one from PayPal telling me I paid. I emailed the site owner, and haven't yet heard back. Does anyone know how font purchasing typically works on LatinoType? Do you get an email w/an attachment immediately? A few days later?

If it sounds like I won't get Australis in the next few hours, I'll buy another font from somewhere I will definitely be able to download it immediately. Any suggestions? There's a lot of text in the program, and my sister is printing it out on colored card stock (either light blue or light purple), so I want it to be more black than scant. It's a pretty informal program, and a pretty informal wedding. The font certainly doesn't have to be Chilean, but it would be nice if it were South American. My backup non-Latin-American font is probably Feijoa, which is fun, inky on the page, and very legible at small sizes.

Thanks, Typophiles!

Cristobal Henestrosa's picture
Joined: 24 May 2005 - 7:36am
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I just wrote to the author of Australis, Francisco Gálvez. I’ll let you know if he answers me.

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Thank you! It's OK if this doesn't work out -- again, no one will care much but me. Whenever I get Australis, I'll certainly want to use it in future projects!

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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You know what would be cool? If at the top you started with a very "European" font on one side and a very South American font on the other, then as you read down the invitation they slowly merge/interpolate and by the time it all reaches the bottom you have a nice hybrid.

OK, back to reality. You might go for one of the fathers of the recent revival of South American type design, the seminal and award-winning Borges:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/pampatype/borges/

BTW, you might not know about this: http://www.letraslatinas.com/
Be careful, it can suck you in - you might end up missing the wedding!

hhp

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Thanks, hrant! And boy, am I getting sucked into letraslatinas.com. I've got to stop NOW. (And I feel European-American guilt for being drawn to "Colonia".)

EDIT: Borges is gorgeous. I need to think about whether I can afford it. (I can't, it's more than my gift budget! But I'm still going to think.)

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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Yes, it's expensive. Maybe you can get away with these two cuts?
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/pampatype/borges/titulo-hueca/
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/pampatype/borges/poema/

BTW, my history was off. I confused Borges with Rayuela.

hhp

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What I really want is both the Poema & the Blanca, but that's $79 + $39. *Sigh*. It's OK. :)

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UPDATE: Feijoa is looking nice, and has the right spirit. I do look forward to playing with Australis whenever it gets to me!

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Far more Argentinean text faces than Chilean. See the Tipo foundry as well.

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Well, at least Feijoa's name _is_ south american! ;-)

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riccard0, I thought it was Maori! Oh boy.... Well, anyways it sounds like it could plausibly be appropriate. Anyways, the bride & groom love the program (whew!), and they were going to do it in COURIER if I hadn't stepped in. (She's a teacher, he's an astrophysicist.) So, thanks all!

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OK, I am so wrong about Feijoa -- I thought it was native to NZ.

"German botanist Otto Karl Berg named Feijoa after João da Silva Feijó, a Brazilian botanist."

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Joined: 24 May 2005 - 7:36am
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Yesterday morning Francisco answered me. Hope he did something about your request.