25
Nov
2012

Cape Arcona Type Foundry – 10th Anniversary: CA Spy Royal 50% off

10 years of type, 10 years of sunglasses, 10 years of wigs… Happy birthday to us! 
How long are 10 years? For a relationship it’s long, for a business it’s short. Cape Arcona Type Foundry is kind of both, so for us 10 years is what? The opportunity to throw a one week party! You know us, we never were children of sorrow. “Party” is our middle name. After all, this is nothing new to us, since we mostly have parties that take a couple of days, but this time we like to share the happiness with you!
It goes like this: starting from today November 26th to December 2nd (Monday – Sunday), we like to give you 50% off, for a font or a font family.
Each day, a new font will be selected by us, but of course we won’t tell you what it is before. You have to come here to see what’s for sale. But we promise, we have well-chosen some cheap and expensive fonts as well, so you can save a lot if you buy a lot. And to reanimate one of the oldest marketing tricks ever, we will offer you one font for free if you buy two fonts during this week. But that’s just the business part – the cool thing is, that every day we will reveal a little bit of our history. So there are many reasons to visit the Cape every day.
Let’s start with the first typeface:

CA Spy Royal – 50% off

Cape Arcona Type Foundry – 10th Anniversary – CA Spy Royal

There are not too many stories to tell about this font. It’s a genius stroke, what more can we say?
CA Spy Royal was inspired by an advertising for Japan Airlines, around 1950. We think about Hot Rod, spy movies, cocktails with kinky girls, fluffy pillows, pink panties, dynamite and gasoline.

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The Sweet Memories of Cape Arcona: Music for the Masses

We at Cape Arcona have a passion for music. You can call us the “singing font makers”. Only some hardcore fans of us know, that we played some songs during some of our lectures and workshops. As the King of Cape Arcona has a passion for Elvis Presley, well, we only played songs of Elvis. We played our first song at the BD4D conference in Mannheim, back in 2004. As far as we know, there are some videos on Youtube. Don’t ask, we don’t show, it’s terrible. The second song of Elvis was at the 33pt conference in Dortmund, 2006. We sang “Return to Sender” from Elvis. If you have a good video of us singing the song, you get a free font from us!
Later we started the Cape Arcona Love Band, because we thought we have to give the people something back. Oh yeah.
When we are creating fonts, we always listen to music, in fact it’s always playing, even in our dreams. So, we made a list of 5 top songs that were played at most in our iTunes Library and we listen to during Kerning, Spacing, Designing:
Top 5 – The King of Cape Arcona
1 – Playing Your Game – Barry White – Play count: 956
2 – Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live) – Elvis Presley – Play count: 639
3 – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Live) – Elvis Presley – Play count: 609
4 – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’  (Live) – Elvis Presley – Play count: 572
5 – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Live) – Elvis Presley – Play count: 544
Top 5 – The President of Cape Arcona
1 – Cape Arcona Love Band – Hey Girl – Play count: 786
2 – Otis Redding  – Hard To Handle – Play count: 728
3 – Beatles – Paperback Writer – Play count: 579
4 – Beach Boys – Fun Fun Fun – Play count: 546
5 – Bedhead – Dark Ages – Play count: 495