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Greetings good people,
Working on a new business card and I'm looking to have a Radballs meets the Swiss Typography kinda feel. I am really enjoying Sinaloa's funky geometry but am struggling to find a suitable family for the body copy. Suggestions?
First things first - if you want the real thing:
In fact I think there's a commercial font that freebie is a clone of. If that's the case, please avoid using it.
I don't get it. MyFonts says Sinaloa is designed in 1974, debut in MyFont in 2000, and costs $26. It seems to predate P22 Bifur Set a lot.
Here's what happened: since Daniel didn't provide a link I typed "Sinaloa font" into Google, and got a full page of sites offering it for free. I didn't bother checking MyFonts since it's rare for the cloners not to even change the name... :-/ Whoever owns Sinaloa sure isn't doing a good job protecting it. So I was right that the free one is illegitimate - but Daniel could've been talking about the commercial original. On the other hand since he never corrected me I have a feeling he saved that $26. :-/
As for Bifur: there I was saying that Sinaloa feels inspired by Bifur (which is from the 1920s) and it might be worth considering a "purer" original.
You know what's sad BTW? Nobody besides me -not even people I'm dead sure knew that Sinaloa has both a legit and a clone version, under the same name- said a word about this.
That’s news to me, I just remember it from Letraset days.
Sinaloa always struck me as being a kind of Baby Teeth with Stripes design, rather than letters composed of bifur-cated parts on the same plane. Anyway, I tend to be a bit of an historical purist, and like to match faces from the same era, hence the AG suggestion.
@hrant: Actually, I simply scrapped the concept all together and forgot to check back here for replies!
Interesting discussion, however.
I hadn't checked around for it. I will admit to taking a gander at places like fontspace.com and 1001freefonts.com, which I may have picked up Sinaloa at some point(it was sitting in my Font folder). I am curious if sites like those are perceived as unethical hotbeds used by unethical users. I find the occasional gem there, but never thought to find out if what I was looking at was a rip-off or simply poor licensing protection.
I enjoy your line of thinking regarding the matching of faces. Thank you for the suggestion.
Daniel, I for one think there are no saints on this planet, and one must choose his battles carefully. On Typophile it's obviously important to care about the welfare of type designers. You seem to care, and that's great.