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  • K-Types Set Loose | K-Type
    s versatility from huge shop window displays right down to individual garment labels UK based Indian food manufacturer Patak s is also keen on K Type The company uses Mailart Rubberstamp in its advertising and K Type Norton adds the perfect portion of exotic to the labels of its sauces and spices Another K Type font Ray Johnson provides the friendly and informal face of Oloves snack packs of tastily flavoured olives Enamela Lost Lettering The Sgt Pepper Fonts Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Provincial Latinate Mailart Rubberstamp Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean

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  • Enamela – Lost Lettering? | K-Type
    some designers preferred a plain vertical throat on the G others added a crosspiece to help distinguish it from a C and the latter is the form chosen for the Enamela fonts However the G without the horizontal is also present assigned Unicode FF27 full width capital G The roots of the lettering would seem to be Victorian a Cherry Blossom Boot Polish enamel advertising sign on the Advertising Antiques website is estimated to date from 1880 Between 1908 and 1915 the lettering was used on bull s eye station signs for London Underground up to the introduction of Johnston s Underground type I initially saw a similarity to the Charles Wright car registration plate font with its quirky terminals stemming from the compression of geometric type Alan Brignull noted the similarity to a Victorian wood type called Runic though the terminals on C G J and S slope in the opposite direction However the precise origin and identity of the typeface has so far proved elusive In search of an existing digital font I sought the help of Luc Devroye in Montreal who identified the closest match as Czech designer František Storm s Enamelplate D similarly condensed with the correctly sloping terminals However many characters differ substantially from those in local source material perhaps indicating that continental European enamel lettering varied from its British counterpart And maybe as with K Type Enamela there is a balance to be struck between creating a typeface that is both rooted in history and is also useful for contemporary contexts Enamela Condensed is offered in three weights each with a free italic The typeface isn t simply a re creation which would hardly be possible since there are so many slight variations it s a family based on the best examples found and

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  • Non Solus – Update 2012 | K-Type
    photocopy image In Autumn 2011 when planning the update I again emailed Robin Nicholas at Monotype for any help he might provide hoping for some clearer images of the Bold weight Sadly I received no reply but I nevertheless decided to create a heavier weight albeit based on a poor copy of Solus Bold in conjunction with studies into the differences between the Regular and Bold in two of Gill s other typefaces Joanna and Perpetua Monotype s Solus Bold doesn t appear to be very sensitively cut and at least on my admittedly dubious samples seems too close in weight to the Regular K Type Non Solus adds a little weight to the Bold which now appears both powerful and elegant redolent of 1940s black white film titles New Medium and Light weights have also been added to the family and the development of the Italics that accompany each weight has resulted from the close observation of Gill s other faces and a degree of extrapolation Although I like the Non Solus moniker of the K Type version I also asked Robin Nicholas if I might use the proper name of the typeface I would like to make the new version accurately Solus and using its rightful name would seem both desirable and more honorable to Gill s memory The Solus trademark hasn t been actively defended for 45 years and it is now 83 years since the face was designed In the absence of a reply K Type s recreation will continue to be called Non Solus Gill s alternative M is located at the μ key Alt M on a Mac Alt 0181 on a PC Keep Calm and Carry On Enamela Lost Lettering Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories

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  • Keep Calm and Carry On | K-Type
    most anomalous character the C resembles that found in the Gotham typeface and given that Gotham s vernacular sources included the handmade basic lettering of engineers perhaps that shouldn t be surprising Developing the Keep Calm typeface is an exercise in extrapolation an intriguing challenge to build a whole high quality font family based on the twelve available uppercase letters of the Keep Calm poster and on similar lettering from the other two posters in the original series This has required the creation of complementary lowercases that are believably 1939 that maintain the influence of Gill and Johnston while also hinting at the functional imperative of a wartime drawing office The draughtsman was balancing intuitive human qualities and the pure pleasure of drawing elegant contemporary letters against an underlying geometry of ruled lines perfect circles 45 terminals and a requirement for no nonsense clarity The lowercase g follows the Gill Johnston eyeglass model but I ve also included an alternative single storey g at the Alt G keystroke Alt 0169 on Windows normally used for the copyright symbol which has been relocated elsewhere in the fonts An alternative lowercase t without the curved wedge cutaway is provided at the Alt T dagger keystroke Alt 0134 on Windows The crown motif from the top of the Keep Calm poster is contained within the original medium weight font at the keystroke shift 6 The crown is also at the plus minus and section keystrokes on all weights Fontology Non Solus Update 2012 Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin

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  • Fontology | K-Type
    100 fonts that are free for personal use Elsewhere K Type Magical Mystery Tour makes a guest appearance in Simon Garfield s Just My Type and our Victor Moscoso font is featured in Gregor Stawinski s Retro Fonts K Type at the Movies Keep Calm and Carry On Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Provincial Latinate Mailart Rubberstamp Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic condensed decorative elegant exotic geometric grid grotesque handwriting pointed quirky retro rounded rustic sans serif sci fi script serif signage small caps square K Type is an independent type foundry

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  • K-Type at the Movies | K-Type
    the story of two teenage girls in Liverpool who share an adoration for a local footballer When a transfer to Real Madrid is announced the girls take drastic action to prevent him leaving New Old English Fontology Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Provincial Latinate Mailart Rubberstamp Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic condensed decorative elegant exotic geometric grid grotesque handwriting pointed quirky retro rounded rustic sans serif sci fi script serif signage small caps square K Type is an independent type foundry that offers high quality inexpensive fonts to designers Many can be

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  • New Old English | K-Type
    or heraldic motif The hairline strokes seemed thicker than normal for Old English typefaces maybe engraved so to prevent thinner lines from wearing away quickly in circulation The die struck lettering had a malleable less sharp warmer feel than lettering scripted with a pen The dots of colons on the coins were rounded rather than the usual rhombic perhaps again demonstrating the influence of engraving rather than drawing with a pen So New Old English initially became an attempt to capture the round cornered softness of the minted lowercase blackletter I love the economy and elegance of gothic script lowercase letters but the uppercase letters often seem too wide and too decorative for a modern sensibility I could imagine the designer of the gothic crown engraving the lowercase tightly and delightfully around the coin s circumference but grimacing at the incongruously fancy capital V required for Victoria I was once advised to use the stylistically simpler though still too wide Lombardic capitals with my gothic script lettering an imperfect solution at best For New Old English I wanted to create a narrower uppercase that would increase harmony and homogeneity between the cases So the uppercase is more condensed than is customary it has the height and presence of a capital without the excessive width or antiquated flamboyance of the traditional blackletter It might even allow text set in capitals to look acceptable Roadway to the Future of Web Design K Type at the Movies Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt

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  • Roadway to the Future of Web Design | K-Type
    slideshow made great use of K Type s Roadway font based on the typeface used for New York street signage K Type on The Daily Show New Old English Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Provincial Latinate Mailart Rubberstamp Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic condensed decorative elegant exotic geometric grid grotesque handwriting pointed quirky retro rounded rustic sans serif sci fi script serif signage small caps square K Type is an independent type foundry that offers high quality inexpensive fonts to designers Many can be downloaded free for personal use More About K

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