KAPITAL A typeface by design studio Superfried
Kapital is an elegant, geometric uppercase sans created by design studio Superfried. It is available in standard and stencil style across four weights – light | regular | medium | demi – covering 346 glyphs.
The original inspiration for the design of the typeface is the capital character set from a previous font release – Basik. Continuing the clean, geometric aesthetics, Kapital was refined further to create a more minimal, consistent style. This enabled the characters to discreetly perform their role – to simply convey the message of the writer without distraction.
In many typefaces I have found the design of the uppercase to be disappointing and less effective than that of the lowercase. Also, as the font weight is increased the form and style can deviate significantly from the original design. This has been problematic on occasion.
For Kapital, to alleviate these issues, special attention was applied to the form consistency of the glyphs across the weights and negative space throughout. With regards to negative space – although inevitable – wherever possible key letterforms were adjusted to alleviate this.
Kapital is now commercially available. It also serves Superfried well as design tool, often forming the generic base characters from which to develop new bespoke typography and logotypes for branding projects.
- Bespoke Typography
- Typeface design