Contype font family

Designed by Gert Wiescher
“Con” is the French slangword for crazy or idiot. Once I had a young, very eager and interested designer in my employ. We got into talking about where our letterforms come from and the habits in perception we are used to. He did not quite believe me. So I said, let's try to design a typeface where everything is just the opposite of what we are used to. We really had a hard time, our habits crept up on us all the time. But after a couple of weeks we finally finished this typeface and wanted to call it crazytype, but my young apprentice who did most of the manual labor said Contype sounded crazier. So it became Contype and it's really crazy, with a small asian touch to it.

Contype Plain


Technical details
Digital data from:
Technical font names:
File name: Contype-Plain.bmap, ContyPla
Windows menu name: Contype
PostScript name: Contype-Plain
PostScript full name: Contype-Plain
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US$ 40
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