Interesting letter 't'.... What is this font?

SciFiSi's picture

Hello,

I'm hoping someone out there will recognize this pesky little font... it's gothicy but I'm struggling.. I've tried all the font recognition sites I can find with no joy.

Please help
Simon

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Renko's picture

Chalet (London 1980) by House Industries

SciFiSi's picture

Thanks for your replies... had a look... BRILLIANT awesome..... I'm shocked and jealous at your level of geekynees!! :)

Now just got find $175 :( Thats expensive!!

Don't suppose anyone has an alternative. Mmmm

defiantone's picture

how about All Round Gothic. has similar T, and other characters, but a bit different.

Ryuk's picture

Now just got find $175 :( Thats expensive!!

That's really depends on what you need exactly. If this is for commercial project and you definitely believe it is the perfect one, it's worth $175. But I understand if you only need one weight, it's a shame to have to pay for the all package (same problem with Hoefler and Frere Jones fonts). I don't know if it could work but you could try to ask gently to House Industries to sell you the weight(s) you need. You could also try to convince your client this is the One and to buy it for the project.

Don't suppose anyone has an alternative. Mmmm

Chalet is very close to Helvetica so if you have time and skills, you could try to customize it to fit your needs. You could for instance start from Helvetica Textbook or FF Schulbuch to get a single storey /a. But still a lot of work on /t, /y... There's also Coolvetica and some freebies like Clemente, Lane or Walkway. But they could never be considered as substitutes. They're simply "close to Helvetica" as Chalet.

hrant's picture

Remember: you might only need one style now, but you can probably put the system to good use eventually, making it a smarter purchase than wasting money only getting one style (since as a rule a single styles cost more, I mean proportionally).

hhp

SciFiSi's picture

Awesome... sorry for the delay in replying to your fantastic answers.

I eventually took a close looking free font called TrendexSSK and managed to edit it in High Logic Font Creator. Turned out fantastic.
Again I can't thank you all enough for your help

Simon

hrant's picture

What do you guys think of TrendexSSK?

hhp

HVB's picture

TrendexSSK? Like most Southern Software fonts, it's a copy. This one looks like a direct clone of either ITC Avant Garde Book (from ITC OR Linotype) or URW Gothic.

Josev's picture

URW Gothic looks like a copy of Avant Garde.

hrant's picture

Is stealing from a thief OK?

hhp

Mike F's picture

If the font name includes SSK or SSi, it is indeed from Southern Software - who once sold CDs full of hundreds of simply renamed commercial fonts.

hrant's picture

So what would you (plural) recommend Simon do?

And should you perhaps let Chris Dean know about this thread?

hhp

Mike F's picture

I think we've educated Simon to the fact he has made use of illicit goods - and Simon will decide what, if anything, to do about it.

My post was more to alert regulars here who aren't already aware that those initials in a font name make it easy to spot a ripoff clone.

hrant's picture

Well, I think you just did that. :-)
And you're welcome.

hhp

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