Sometimes at Cape Arcona we get visits from diplomats and ambassadors. It was just these days when the ambassador of Fontspring.com came with a small boat to our beautiful Island of Arcona to take a short trip around our fontalicious country. It was not only a couple of Martinis that let Cape and Fontspring, both with a passion for type, agree on a cooperation (and no, we don’t mean that kind of cooperation, where one is bought by another). With cooperation we mean distribution of our typefaces.
Fontspring is an independent font distributor, also specialized in webfonts, which comes in handy, because we at the Cape Arcona Type Foundry did not offer webfonts – until now!
Nearly all of our typefaces are now available at Fontspring and with the help of their secret hinting engine, we now can offer webfonts at hassle-free user-conditions. If you want Cape fonts for the web, this is the way to go!
Ten years after it’s original release, Stefan Claudius took a close look at CA Geheimagent and to his surprise he had to admit, that he still liked the font. In fact he even liked it very much, so that in the course of converting the font to OpenType (yes, it was still a PS1 font), he not only added all necessary characters to make Geheimagent suitable for all European languages, but also added arrows, fractions, superscripts, tabular figures and stuff like that. Behind the scenes he carefully revised every glyph, adjusted strokes and spaces to make Geheimagent better than ever. Enjoy!
Game developer Playdead from Copenhagen, Denmark, creators of the wonderful LIMBO game, used our typeface CA Geheimagent for their upcoming game INSIDE. We played LIMBO a lot so, we are very proud to see our typeface in one of their next games. We love you Playdead!
By the way, we have a new Font in use section, now with the help of tumblr.com.
Originally released in 2004, Spy Royal was now undergoing a major rework and is now republished with additional styles like shadow-lines and 3D-shadow. Its charm is manifold, we think everything related to cars, racing, hot rod, vintage, cocktails, retro, restaurants, gasoline and of course airlines will look great in Spy Royal.
Finally, after a long time we started again with an old school Newsletter. As a present for everyone who subscribes to the mailing list, we give away one commercial font for free use. Just subscribe here and download the font.
After such a long time we revised CA Monodon from our Dutch buddy Donald Beekman. Since it was only available as an old Mac PS1 font, we finally converted the typeface family into the OpenType format. Donald revised the whole family and performed some careful modification to each character. The letters are now more open and the kerning was optimized. Hurray!
Добрый день! It was long overdue – an update of our nice little, almost forgotten font CA Moskow has a plan. In the course of re-encoding our fonts to OpenType, we stumbled across this inconspicuous gentle typeface. Originally designed in 2002 to simulate letterpress aesthetics, we were so much taken by it’s charms, that we did not only add glyphs for a Central European character-set, arrows, alternative characters and OpenType features, we also decided to take it back to it’s origins.
The design had been inspired by a Russian book, published in the west to show workers of all countries, that Moskow has a plan for them. What could suit this font better than a Cyrillic alphabet? So we did it and even added the newly unicoded Rouble sign. Although it should not have kerning, as this does not exist in letterpress, we added kerning that you can switch off according to your needs. Na sdorowje towarischtsch!
We are proud to present a wonderful new typeface family. Designed by our man Thomas Schostok, CA Recape is a weird and beautiful vintage script family with two styles.
We have a Regular and a “Cape Arcona old school” Raw style — just in case you want the full experience.
CA Recape is an excellent choice for creating all kind of custom-made looking designs. Use it for logotypes, headlines, signs, poster, etc., etc., etc. It got its basic inspiration from old American 50s sign- and advertising-lettering, but it wouldn’t be Cape Arcona, if it just focused on one special style. Instead, we take it as a “Greatest Hits of the 50s”-Remix, shake the weirdest and most handsome letter-forms and serve it as a charismatic bastard cocktail.
We packed CA Recape with a lot of OpenType features which you will surely love. Great Ligatures, Stylistic, Discretionary, Titling and Contextual Alternates, a wonderful underlining swashes feature. We also added some nice Ornaments.
The CA Recape Family is available at a reduced introductory price until 7th of February. So don’t miss it, you bargain hunter!
Our beloved CA Cula was featured in the book “Neue Schriften. New Typefaces – Positionen und Perspektiven” for the exhibition »Call for Type. New Typefaces / Neue Schriften.« at the Gutenberg Museum Mainz. Thanks, we love you!
CA Oskar typeface was used for the Traumzeit music festival in Duisburg/Germany. The 2 square kilometer big festival place was covered with posters, billboards, prints, flyers, flags, information booth and much more using CA Oskar as the main typeface. The corporate design was made by our man Stefan Claudius.
More photos of the festivals corporate design here