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what Latin font would you suggest to match/or slightly match this?

Hello All

A type freak with basic knowledge regarding arabic type design, needs your help. Which Latin font would you say would go nicely with this sample? I will upload the rest of the characters shortly.

URGENT HELP NEEDED!

1 font 1 brand 1 letter A-Z

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I am looking for some assistance in building a list of brands. This will be an A-Z list of brands but the kicker is that the type face for each brand needs to be a known type face and the idea is to have as compelling of a brand and type face as possible.
I am starting the list with

A - American Airlines - Helvetica

I have created a google spreadsheet that I am keeping the list on and have left the privileges open in case anyone is so inclined to add directly to the spread sheet.

http://bit.ly/b2ViK2

Job search strategy for a professional font developer (15+ yrs of experience)?

Would you have any advice on job search strategy for a professional font developer (15+ yrs of experience)?

Font design community is relatively small and personally I don't know much about it. Is freelancing common? Is technical font support done inhouse or outsourced? Does it make sense to look at large foundries or smaller independent shops?

The person in question does not design original fonts, she is font technical expert, knows all about font technologies of the last 15 years. (PS Type1, TrueType, OpenType, manual font hinting, kerning, bespoke fonts production, ClearType optimizations)

How do I to makret her services to the world?

Can someone tell me the name of this font?

The font I'm looking for is the one that is usually on those old red and yellow propaganda posters that say things like "Rise up!" and have pictures at fists and hammers at the bottom. I feel like maybe they were old Soviet posters but I can't get a picture of one so I hope someone can help.

Personal Visual Identity - Seeking advice

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Hello,

I'm in the process of creating my own visual identity and am looking for any advice on how to proceed. Let me explain the project briefly. I've settled on a word mark built around an ambigram of my initials, A,B. The ambigram will serve as a watermark for my illustration work and acts as a distinct element - i'm not planning on keeping the wordmark and ambigram together in the final layout.

The ambigram is meant to resemble a percentage mark by joining the letter 'a' on top of the 'b'. The forward slash though is only at a 15 degree angle, so I'm wondering if it's enough to make it look like a percentage mark, not just a unified a+b.

Beefcakes - first of the "Cakes" series coming for TypeCon August 20th...

Over a year ago I started thinking of new font names, er...a theme of different font names for a different family of different styles :P At last, Beefcakes is in the final stages and is scheduled for release on August 20th, w00t! It is the first of the "Cakes" series, a collection of display fonts inspired by various brush lettering styles. The series will include Beefcakes, Babycakes, Hotcakes, Paddycakes and Sweetcakes, and as each typeface is unique (not to mention time-consuming to draw!) they will be released as they're finished...

cheers,
Jim

Beefcakes, Babycakes, Hotcakes, Paddycakes and Sweetcakes are trademarks of Rebeletter Studios and may be registered under certain jurisdctions.

Forza, Hoefler & Frere-Jones' new font family

Forza is Hoefler & Frere-Jones' terrific new family. A perfect broad shouldered companion to their recently released Vitesse (one of my favorite modern slabs) or strong on it's own. It was originally a font commissioned by Wired Magazine and I had wondered about the sans counterpart to Vitesse in the last issues I had picked up, but looks like Jonathan and Tobias new they had a solid one in the works. Allows the more discerning typographers/designers less forethought to matching Vitesse or other modern square slabs with a sans.

http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_overview.php?productLineID=100041

~ A

Two new releases | Free

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Hinwil

Hinwil is a hand made Mécane-Manuaire hybrid typeface created using the iPad. It is part of an ongoing personal project that I am working on currently to create a set of fonts using the touchscreen interface, some of which I aim to re-work into pro-versions over the coming months. The font is available for all to use for free and can be downloaded via the link below.

Download Hinwil

Sion

Sion is a geometric, experimental typeface created using the touchscreen of an iPad. The font is available for all to use for free and can be downloaded via the link below.

Font Choice for Curated Store/Gallery

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I'm in the mist of starting a curated store/gallery in San Francisco and online that will focus on limited edition fashion, furniture, music,design, objects, art books and magazines from a specific region. The first region I'm going to focus on is Belgium. It will be a collection with vintage industrial pieces as well as "cutting edge" contemporary pieces.

I'm calling the store Highlight which is the brand name that will expand to include Highlight Belgium, Highlight California, Highlight Japan, etc. For every country or region I would like to use a specific font, however I would like the word Highlight to always stay consistent.

A few questions for you.

1. Does the community have any recommendations on a source for regional specific fonts?