Dolly - alternatives?

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Dolly - alternatives?
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Lacking inspiration - can anyone help?

I'm looking for an alternative to Dolly, a trad serif but with a modern slant and appearance.

It's to be used in all comms for a stately home.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

RT

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Would [[http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=gentium|Gentium]] fit? To me it has a similar feel to Dolly, though a little less soft.

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Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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If all you like about Dolly is the modern take on a traditional style, there are so many too choose from. I honestly don’t know where to start*. If you are looking for that brushy, soft feel: check out [[http://typophile.com/node/51372|this thread]].

Oh ok, maybe just one: [[http://burodunst.com/|Novel]] by [[Christoph Dunst]].

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What about Warnock Pro or Arno Pro? they're both quite stately but modern.

Is that Ady from TITN? if so, Hi Ady, like the name. Did you get my business cards?

Cheers, Nick

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thanks everyone

well spotted nick! yes the b card are taped to my notice board

RT

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Joined: 17 Aug 2011 - 11:37am
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How about Legionary? It has a playful elegance that reminds me a bit of Dolly: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/kyryll-tkachev/legionary/

K.

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Feijoa.

As suggested above, Novel might also be suitable.

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Joined: 8 Aug 2007 - 3:23am
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[[https://www.fontfont.com/find#family_dynasty=dynasty_46|FF Quadraat]]. I always felt like it was the inspiration for Dolly.

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Joined: 26 Feb 2007 - 1:03pm
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Re Quadraat: The thread I linked to earlier shows DTL Dorian’s italic, another clear inspiration.