Recommendations for a traditional style "farm" font

I'm putting together some signage for a farmer friend, and he really wants a conventional "farmstand" aesthetic. He showed me an old sign from his barn (attached) that he really likes, and wants something along the same lines. I realize many traditional farm signage was hand lettered, but I really am looking to purchase a font in this case, mostly for the sake of time. Anyone know of a good source? My first instinct was Letterhead Fonts, but nothing there really did the trick for me.

Suggest a font similar to a shape


There is a logo I'm working on and now I've been struggling to find a typeface that would nicely complement it. I thought that I could perform some crowdsourcing here on Typophile. I can't show the logo now but the attached image sums it up pretty well. It's geometric, modern, rounded, drawn on a grid but at the same time looks like made with a flat calligraphic brush.

I must say that so far only Museo looks like a good match but I'm slightly put off by the fact its free and ubiquitous. If nothing better is found I might fall back to it, however.

Thanks in advance!

Key words to consider: contemporary, community, traditional values.

A Truly Global Typography Lesson?

I am looking for a good primer on Global Typography, i.e. the 'ins' and 'outs' of working with multiple translations and language/character sets (English, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc)

could be as simple as a break down of terms: 'what's a sans serif' equivalent called in Chinese simplified? to more technical side of working with fonts across languages (addressing missing characters, accessing and using fonts etc.)

anyone have some good reference sites or pointers?

many thanks

Chinese Font Foundries

I've come to draw upon your collective knowledge for some insight into quality Chinese foundries. I'm looking specifically for simplified Chinese fonts, and I would be doubly satisfied to find people who design fonts that have both traditional and simplified character sets.

I'm not so much interested in individual fonts as the designers themselves, because I'm interested in the development and evolution of what's been brought out.