Kabel® font family


Designed by Rudolf Koch in 1928

About Kabel® font family

The first cuts of Kabel appeared in 1927, released by the German foundry Gebr. Klingspor. Like many of the typefaces that Rudolf Koch designed for printing use, Kabel is a carefully constructed and drawn. The basic forms were influenced by the Ancient Roman stone-carved letters, which consisted of just a few pure and clear geometric forms, such as circles, squares, and triangles. Koch also infused Kabel with some elements of Art Deco, making it appear quite different from other geometric modernist typefaces from the 1920s, like Futura.

Linotype has two versions of Kabel in its library. Kabel has a shorter x-height, with longer ascenders and descenders, making it a bit truer to Koch's original design than the second version, ITC Kabel, which was designed by Victor Caruso. This version, also known in the United States as Cable, has a larger x-height, shorter ascenders and descenders, more weights ,and a diamond shaped i-dot.

Typefaces in the same oeuvre include Avenir Next, ITC Avant Garde Gothic, Metrolite, Metromedium, Metroblack, and Erbar, just to name just a few."
More related documents:
Font Feature: Geometric Fonts
Fonts by Inspiration: Book & Magazine Fonts
Font Feature: Geometric Fonts
Type Gallery: Kabel
Font Designer: Rudolf Koch – About the Designer
Font Feature: The Constructivists – Introduction

Kabel

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Kabel

4 Typefaces



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Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.

Kabel® Light -  2 variants
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Kabel® Book -  2 variants
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Kabel® Heavy -  2 variants
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Kabel® Black -  2 variants
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