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Old 06-15-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Does anybody know of some good free look-alike fonts for Cooper Black?

I just need it for one project and am too cheap to spend the $25 to buy it! Thanks for any help on this...
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Does anybody know of some good free look-alike fonts for Cooper Black?
Not off-hand, but I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the passions inspired by Cooper Black (really!)

There are several online essays about Oz Cooper and his most enduring typeface, including these two, one on Cooper’s life, another illustrated one by Joe Clark.

Cooper Black has also inspired at least two short Flash movies, one featuring a peripetic chicken and another starring Cooper Black characters.

As for finding a free version, I have not found one. If you bought the Bitstream 500-font CD collection (back in the 1990s), a good set of Coopers is included. It may also have been bundled with Corel Draw (as they did include Bitstream fonts for several versions). It might be among the URW fonts bundled with some versions of Canvas.

Chank Diesel designed an homage to Cooper Black called Rosemary. It is not identical to Cooper Black, though it clearly has a relationship. It is only $13.

Good luck. Hope you enjoy the movies!

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By the way, Oz Cooper, designer of Cooper Black, supposedly also left us two quotations. (I have not been able to track the attribution, so it may be spurious.)

Cooper Black is to the near-sighted what Braille is to the blind

Cooper Black is for the far-sighted printer with near-sighted customers.



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