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This font anyone? Thanks
Looks like a modified version of Heinz' standard labeling font (proprietary). From the appearance of text on their labels, they may use two or more different fonts (all proprietary). One used on ketchup containers may be named TK-Super Duper BG2 Heinz.
Much appreciated Herb.
Also found Friz Quadrata in a follow up search which is also close. Two good options.
You're right - the lower case S, U, and C look almost exact; the A and E from something else entirely.
Some more suggestions for alternatives: Flange, Formata, Chipping
Triplett is also similar
Pablo, are you confident that Triplett is a legitimate design?
I assume Monotype don't sell forgeries?
Although Monotype doesn’t seem to know who designed it they sure sell licences for Triplett.
The problem guys is when you don't provide a link so the first thing anybody would do is just put "Triplett font" into Google... :-/
And once a "stranger" does that, what are the chances he's going to buy the legit version?
Hrant... the fact that corporations keep selling licenses of old fonts by defunct foundries, does not imply that the designers are getting paid. For example: http://typophile.com/node/91696
In many of similar cases, the "Corporations" are screwing the designers.
The original designer of Triplet is surely not making any money out of the Mt or Cg sales. So "in this particular case" I couldn't care less if they lose a sale of the Triplet license. (*Note that I've said "In this particular case", so please don't assume that this as my general view about this matter.)
Again, "In this particular case only", I'm pretty confident that getting Triplett from any free-font site is "more" legitimate and "more" ethic that buying it from a corporation that does not even know the name of the designer.
With the benefit of your research, I have to agree. But I would add: if the original designer is known -or even knowable- I don't think jumping on the designer-screwing bandwagon is OK. There is rarely a life-or-death situation requiring the use of one particular font; in fact it's usually possible to find an alternative that's not "tainted" (like the ones Ryuk recommended). At the very least a site offering such a tainted font for free should have an explanation, and ideally a way to donate to the designer. So in rare cases like this, unless it's pretty impossible to reward the original designer I guess I just wouldn't mention the font. :-/
BTW I think I now understand why you didn't provide a link to a free source... It's a dilemma, because those sites contain so much stuff that actually is unethical. So I think you did the right thing there.
At the very least a site offering such a tainted font for free should have an explanation, and ideally a way to donate to the designer.
Agree. But what about a site offering such a tainted font for $$$? It's even worst.
I assume Monotype don't sell forgeries?
Atwe, I'm not so sure about that ;)
Hrant, I pretty much agree with your crusade to stop the "Id->Piracy" workflow, in particular when the fonts are from Independent Foundries and living designers. But I also detest when it's the other way around: When the big foundries take advantage of the users. Because users may lack the knowledge, but big foundries does not. For example: Repackaging the same old fonts and reselling it again as webfonts is a clear sample of that abuse, as discussed here: http://typophile.com/node/98263.
Quoting Mathew Carter: "The Type business, historically, has made his money by re-selling the same typefaces over and over again as different fonts" (https://vimeo.com/35382795 around 10'10'')
BTW, the crusaders weren't pragmatic - but I am, or at least try to be. I won't ID fonts unless I'm confident it's for a good cause; I err on the side of caution. But I won't go on a rampage beyond the confines of Typophile with delusions of stopping -or even significantly reducing- plagiarism or piracy.