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ezekielrage_99
Nov 1, 2007, 10:52 PM
I'm currently looking for a font that looks like Verlag (http://www.typography.com/fonts/font_styles.php?productLineID=100009&cpuCount=1) $200 is little steep for me to buy an fontpack for this font.

I love the style of Verlag but I was wondering if someone know of a font that looks similar (or the same) as Verlag besides the obvious choice of Century Gothic, Avant Garde ITC, Futura or Apple Gothic.

Happy font hunting:apple:



murdock25
Nov 1, 2007, 11:01 PM
Univers ?

ezekielrage_99
Nov 1, 2007, 11:22 PM
Univers (http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=421588&grab_id=0&page_id=1279&query=Univers&SCOPE=Fonts) is still a little out of my price range.... otherwise I would just buy Verlag

bluetooth
Nov 2, 2007, 02:21 AM
Gill Sans light ?

shecky
Nov 2, 2007, 11:05 AM
i want to say in the general neighborhood look at maybe Avenir, Gotham. not the same, but sorta kinda.

GSMiller
Nov 2, 2007, 11:14 AM
Don't worry I wouldn't pay $200 for that either.

Check 1001freefonts.com (http://www.1001freefonts.com/) for a font that may work. They are Mac compatible and are all free. (Just don't use the search function on the site, it takes you to a site that makes you pay for fonts, you have to go through the fonts alphabetically).

shecky
Nov 2, 2007, 11:19 AM
the best way to get a font for free is to make sure you have a client use it for a project :)

comebackdwn
Nov 2, 2007, 11:21 AM
i have never understood why people pay so much money for fonts, when there are so many free awesome fonts out there? :confused:

shecky
Nov 2, 2007, 11:30 AM
i have never understood why people pay so much money for fonts, when there are so many free awesome fonts out there? :confused:

i have never understood why people pay so much money for graphic design, when there is so much free awesome design out there?

typefaces are design; in fact, a lot of people would argue some of the most difficult and technically and formally demanding graphic design out there. and its worth the money to get something as perfect and well designed as a typeface like Verlag.

ac6789
Nov 2, 2007, 03:42 PM
i have never understood why people pay so much money for fonts, when there are so many free awesome fonts out there? :confused:

Have you ever tried to typeset a multi-language document using these "free awsome" fonts?

On many of the free fonts out there, the character set is woefully lacking in many common accented characters.

I would gladly pay for a font that ensures a full character set so that If I need to use it for another language, I won't have to "hack" a special character. I even came across one font that was missing all of the symbols like !, @, #, $, etc.

Marilyn
Nov 2, 2007, 03:57 PM
How about Neutra (there's a few...bold, etc) or Hypatia? ITC Legacy Sans/Serif?

belovedmonster
Nov 3, 2007, 04:07 AM
While seasoned pros might scoff, dafont.com is another great resource for free fonts.

ezekielrage_99
Nov 4, 2007, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys for the links and help, at the moment I have some great alternatives for Verlag.

Normally I would get the client to buy the font but this is one of those projects where nothing is 100% finalised, we are still gathering ideas and the client wants to see a mock up before "locking in" styles/font/colour/etc....

Cheers :apple:

filman408
Nov 4, 2007, 11:49 PM
Univers (http://www.fonts.com/findfonts/detail.htm?pid=421588&grab_id=0&page_id=1279&query=Univers&SCOPE=Fonts) is still a little out of my price range.... otherwise I would just buy Verlag

What about Helvetica Neue? Univers looks just like H.N. to me, same styles (bold, regular, thin, ultrathin)

TimTheEnchanter
Nov 14, 2007, 04:08 PM
Another "cheap" place to search is WhatTheFont (http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/)

creator2456
Nov 14, 2007, 05:21 PM
One thing that is evident with the free fonts is the fact that their spacing is nowhere near nice to look at. That being said, free fonts are a nice resource to have as long as you take the time to make tiny adjustments to make them look better.