I have this job for which I thought Gloriola was perfect. I needed something which was forward looking – futuristic in a present kind of way, if that makes sense – but down to earth; elegant, not too youthful but not too classical; a bit of an optimistic young adult in typeface form (again, if that makes any sense). It needed to have a “techno-logical” edge to it, but still not fall too far away from the humanist tree. And of course, it had to have small caps.
Anyway, I thought it was perfect in all the right ways.
But then I discover it's not available for licensing until 2013. =(
So I start looking for an alternative. There's Leitura, which is great and cheap (and from a fellow portuguese), but I find it's not perfectly designed (the width of the stroke seems irregular, at least in the small caps, which is my main concern, here); http://Whitney, which I can't get as single weight files; Seravek, which is a bit too cute and frankly expensive; Facit, which also has the right price but just doesn't cut it for various reasons; Fedra Sans Alt, which is too expensive and has too high of an x-height; and I also considered Klavika, which lacks warmth, and Auto, which has too much of a personality for the job.
So that should give you a quite clear idea of what I'm looking for; any suggestions?