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Karloff Typeface

It is not easy to run into really interesting typefaces. As students we usually cannot afford the kinds of typefaces we would like to use in our projects, so we try to find free substitutes, most times which are unsatisfactory knock-offs of the real deal. So we browse through the endless waves of the web on foundry sites, sighing at the sights of beautiful type composed in poster formats and displayed with the most beautiful colors for our taste (and consumption!).

Well, Karloff is one such typeface. (No, I’m not talking about the free Karloff that you will find on the dafont site.)

You can see Karloff here, and here.

I had never before seen a typeface like Karloff Negative. It reverses the hairlines with the other parts of the type’s body, and creates a most unusual, freakish beauty. And Karloff Positive has such interesting elegance. Type design is always based on previous designs and the article I linked to gives you the story behind Karloff. I enjoyed it a lot, and I hope you enjoy it, too.

Anybody know of interesting typefaces that we could add on here?