(x) Citistreet logo - Rotis Serif {Marc O}

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Can anyone tell me what face is used in the "street" part of this logo?

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dla_001's picture

Thank you...are there any "clones" of this face? Or any similar fonts?

Thanks again.

David

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David,
if you care even a little tiny bit about type, you will purchase the original, correct font: Rotis Serif by Otl Aicher. There are certainly plenty of "clones" — actually, the word is "rip-offs" — of this typeface around, and there are also plenty of similar fonts.

But, if you have any concern for type at all you will spend the measly $21 to buy the real typeface. Especially if you are doing a job for Citistreet, and require the typeface to do the job. And especially if you are being paid to do this job.

With overbrimming frustration,
chester, a type designer

hrant's picture

Chester, the soft touch, better.

hhp

dla_001's picture

Chester, for your information, I >did< purchase Rotis Serif, from MyFonts.com, within 10 minutes of reading the post identifying the face. $21.00 is not the point. After purchasing the font, I simply asked if there were other similar fonts available - for my edification - and to attempt to ensure that I provide the correct match for my client. As you obviously understand, in this world of font "rip-offs", it is difficult to know, without close visual inspection, which face was actually used. Your presumption that I wanted to avoid paying the original designer for his work is entirely off the mark, and reflects poorly on your view of the world.

hrant's picture

I think "clone" must have thrown Chester off.

I know of one rip-off of Rotis (although it's a derivative, not a clone), and in fact it's marketed by a major font house.

hhp

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Mr Anderson, I owe you an apology for jumping to conclusions. I'm sorry that I accused you of "grubbing" for a Rotis-alike. I felt that the identification of Rotis was so obviously correct that the case was closed. I haven't seen a contemporary use of Rotis (especially Serif) for a few years, but the fonts were pretty much ubiquitous in the early 90s, so I assumed that not recognising it was an oversight. Like it would be impossible to not recognise the plaintive proto-emo musical strains of "Pale Shelter" as being Tears For Fears. Again, my apologies. My view of the world is somewhat murky these days; battling against pirates and identity thieves'll do that to a guy...
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