Bali typeface

alderce0's picture

I am looking for typefaces that might be appropriate for something that is Bali themed. Any Indonesia/Bali ideas?

J Weltin's picture

Maybe you’ll find something at this type charity project.

kentlew's picture

Inspired by letterforms found on Sumatra — just slightly east of Indonesia:

quadibloc's picture

Usually, for things like this, lately people have tended to use typefaces like Ondine or even (shudder) Papyrus.

So, when it comes to the dull boring choices that have been overused, some other choices are


For an authentic choice, though, some Googling located Padma, by Masuraj Sudana.

is another link.

For Indonesia, there's FTF Indonesiana Serif Sketch by Fizzetica Type Foundry, and Tanah Air Beta.

John Hudson's picture

If you really want to go the route of using a Latin script typeface to evoke a non-Latin culture, then my vote would certainly be for Padma. Note, however, that none of the types suggested in this thread are appropriate for continuous text, so you's want to limit something like Padma to headlines and other display use, and select a Latin text face that harmonises well with it.

hrant's picture

Anything that gives a display face a certain mood can be applied in a text face too, just much more subtly. Looking at Padma (which I also like) I was immediately reminded of Papassissa's "Dr Jekyll & Miss Hyde":


daverowland's picture

I think Ben's Lumen from the same site would fit the bill nicely, if it was available to license.

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