font that's kinda like Agency Gothic?

fiftyfootgirl's picture

Any typophiles out there with a suggestion for another typeface that is similar to this one?

I'm having a hard time committing to this one-- it's ALMOST working, but I'm interested in trying out a few substitutes...

Many thanks!

Stephen Coles's picture

You need something with a shadow, or just the base forms?

fiftyfootgirl's picture

Well, the qualities I like with this font are tall, elongated, crisp + open, and I think it's the shadow that's giving me trouble, even though I like it too. When small on screen, it doesn't read, and in fact looks a little corrupted.

Jackie Frant's picture

I always knew that one as Agency Open. Since we know not what your layout is - one thing I can see is that this face is "weak." Perhaps it can work for you in the bold - that has more body to it... just a thought. Thank you.

fiftyfootgirl's picture

Thanks, Jackie- I think you're right about it being Agency Open, though it's showing up in my library as AgencyGothic Plain.
At any rate, here is the context (the version with Agency is third from the left; all are still in the "puttering around" phase.

it's for a wedding photographer's website. Her style is cute and a little quirky, but also sophisticated and cosmopolitan.

Jackie Frant's picture

Missy - the Agency, IMHO, does not do the "cute, quirky but cosmo" kind of a look for you. I think your first "comes" (is that Caledonia?) would look nice replacing the Agency in the third sample (going left to right that is...)

Just me...

Miss Tiffany's picture

All of them work for me. I like how the agency gothic tones down the cute. for me that is quirky.

Nick Shinn's picture

Missy, someone should tell you this -- that name is dirty, especially with COMES broken out.
Just tell your client relax, don't do it.

fiftyfootgirl's picture

I know- I noticed how PRONOUNCED that word was when I returned to my desk after lunch, and I was like, "WHOOPS!" That's kind of the problem with that font- it got to that point because it only looks good big (when it's smaller, it contorts and degrades on screen thanks in part to the shadow, methinks. Thanks so much for the feedback, all- when I have it a little more nailed down I'll come back for a full critique (yes, I know, there were about 50 more double-entendres in this paragraph. Get back to work, you perverts!)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Hmm. You know. I didn't read it that way until you pointed it out.

jayyy's picture

Oh Miss Tiffany of purest mind :)

Miss Tiffany's picture

Well I wasn't trying to say I'm an angel or anything. Simply that it didn't strike me like that. O:^)

Jackie Frant's picture

I'm with you Tiffany - I didn't see it that way at all! Maybe its the romanticist in me - I was paying attention to the fact its for a wedding photographer -- not a **** photographer - big difference :-)

Miss Tiffany's picture


dan_reynolds's picture

I saw it that way immediately. The design is ok as long as, ehm, that word isn't the largest and most prominent of the three, I think.

fiftyfootgirl's picture

Ok, here is a revised, hopefully G-rated version of the Agency, as well as some other options. Any suggestions or criticism is appreciated! Thanks!

Miss Tiffany's picture

They are still cute. Do you have to use only one?

2. The word spacing is far too great compared to the line spacing.

3. Probably my least fave just because it doesn't mix it up as much.

Jackie Frant's picture

exactly :)

Also, #2 if the wordspacing were fixed would be my choice - it speaks volumes and it tells me who they are. Now I know they do photography!

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

very cute!!!! I like!

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