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concept

The simple but not easy to realize idea of ‘Graphit’ is to create a typeface with maximal black level. Solely thin white lines cut letters from a dark chunky text row.

Similar to thin gaps in a wall, within which every brick is perfectly tilted with its neighbour, the design of ‘Graphit’ is made of on the one hand always same sized and very thin counters and on the other hand equally small character spacing. The emphasised, unbracketed and likewise short serifs at the glyphs right top are interlocking with the serifs at the left bottom – as a result all glyphs are hooked to each other. To approximate the grey-scale of round shaped glyphs with ideal fitting glyphs, some edges are smoothed, some curves are distorted and some spaces are not parallel. Alternative letters and ligatures correct the remaining difficult glyph combinations. Hereby the typeface gets an organic and hand-crafted character.

characteristics

Beside some ligatures the ‘Graphit’ typeface has alternative letters to ensure the optimal interlocking between the glyphs and display a maximum of black level. Through OpenType-features the substitute is implemented automatically:

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We think typography is black and white. Typography is really white, it’s not even black. It is the space between the blacks that really makes it. In a sense it’s like music, it’s not the notes, it’s the space you put between the notes that makes the music. Massimo Vignelli

character set

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Information & Download

15 comments

  1. steve mg., on

    Love it!Fantastic display face. Very impressed. I wish it was available for download.

  2. csn, on

    Congrats.
    Could the PDF be available for download?

  3. felipe, on

    geniallll :D

  4. Ingmar, on

    oh ja, sehr sehr schön! OTF dringend! :)

  5. Uwe Adler, on

    Eine sehr gelungene und wunderschöne Auszeichnungstypo!!!

  6. Jonas, on

    Sehr schöne Schrift! OTF wäre super!

  7. Erin McLaughlin, on

    Amazing! Congratulations!

  8. Jokerz, on

    wow, really great!
    When available to download or buy?

  9. Pavao, on

    I love your font and I think it would be the most suitable font for my finial college assignment.
    Being a student I would very much appreciate it if you would be so kind and send me an otf.

  10. Novak Torpedo, on

    WOW!! Heute zufällig auf deine GRAPHIT gestossen. Steinhart. Bravo.
    Ein OTF-File wäre grossartig!

  11. Thomas, on

    Such a great and interesting font. Would love to have this in OT.

  12. Stefan Stüber, on

    Wenn das bei gutem Marketing kein Klassiker werden sollte, weiß ich auch nicht mehr. Wäre dafür aber um die Kenntnis einer guten Schrift reicher. :)

  13. Karin, on

    Hammer! Wann gibt´s die zum kaufen? Richtig fett.
    Grüße, Karin

  14. PH, on

    Great font! But I guess it will never become available, since the last post is from 2013.. That’s a real shame ;/

  15. Florian Fecher, on

    @PH: It’s a pity, I agree. Let’s see what Jakob says …

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