Karloff typeface

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Karloff explores the idea of irreconcilable differences, how two extremes could be combined into a coherent whole. At the start we looked at the high-contrast Didone typefaces which are considered by many as some of the most beautiful in existence, and the eccentric ‘Italian’, reversed-contrast typeface was designed to deliberately attract readers’ attention by defying their expectations. No other style in the history of typography has provoked such negative reactions as the Italian.
Karloff comes in three different contrast types (Positive, Negative and Neutral). Karloff Positive and Negative come in three weights, each with its own italic. Karloff Neutral, an interpolation of Karloff Positive and Karloff Negative, has only one weight plus italic.

In collaboration with Peter Biľak and Nikola Djurek.
Commissioned by Typotheque, The Hague

More information available at Typotheque