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FF Karbid (Superfamily)

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FF Karbid – an energetic superfamily, consisting of FF Karbid, FF Karbid Text, FF Karbid Slab, FF Karbid Display. Designed by Verena Gerlach.
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  • FF Karbid

    An energetic superfamily inspired by German storefront lettering from the 1930s.
  • It was German storefront lettering from the 1930s that inspired FF Karbid, and you can see the peculiarities of this in the Display version. Using this as a starting point, designer Verena Gerlach then distilled the ideas into a family of well-behaved but energetic text faces.

    In 2011, the typeface has been refurbished and has now ten basic styles plus Text, Slab and Display versions. FF Karbid Text reveals a reduced, more neutral design while FF Karbid Slab is a completely new companion. All families contain Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, Black and their Italics. Many alternate characters have been added, for example low- and high-waist uppercase letter versions in FF Karbid, FF Karbid Text and FF Karbid Slab; single-storey a and g as well as bullets and arrows.

    Learn more about FF Karbid and Verena Gerlach in this interview on I Love Typography.
  • Learn more about FF Karbid and Verena Gerlach in this interview on I Love Typography.

    You can test all members of FF Karbid and download them from FontFont.com.

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