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CA Monodon

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!

April 3, 2014

ca-moskow

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!

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April 2, 2014

Cape Arcona’s Recape

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!

We are also work­ing on some other styles for release in the near future. So don’t miss our updates and con­nect to our Twit­ter or Face­book accounts.

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January 30, 2014 | Tags: ,

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 Cula

January 13, 2014

traumzeit02
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

June 23, 2013 | Tags:

CA Postal stamp-font
We know what you think: Why the hell does the world need another stamp-font? The answer is: Because CA Postal looks bet­ter than it’s anchestors. This is first because of it’s hand­some futura-like appear­ance being very pleas­ant to read, espe­cially in small sizes and sec­ond because of it’s more real­is­tic, more authen­tic look. Grace to Con­tex­tual Alter­nates, CA Postal will not set two iden­ti­cal glyphs next to each other. Behind the cur­tain CA Postal is not one, but rather two fonts. That’s why it is twice as good. See more…

April 23, 2013 | Tags: ,

The all new CA Viva Las Vegas! Our beloved light bulb type­face inspired by sig­nage of con­cert halls of the 70s when Elvis was play­ing in Las Vegas under­went a big remake. It now fea­tures a full low­er­case character-set  and adds sup­port for Cen­tral Euro­pean lan­guages. It comes even bet­ter, we also added a Russ­ian Cyril­lic character-set so that even the Rus­sians can praise the Sin City or set the word “gam­bling” in their own lan­guage. The over­all amount of char­ac­ters is now 487 includ­ing some fine lig­a­tures, some alter­nates and – as one of the first light bulb type­faces in the world – the Turk­ish Lira sign.

CA Viva Las Vegas

But that’s not all. In the course of the redesign we added a bunch of new weights (Ultra Light, Thin, Light) based on a lay­ered sys­tem. Com­bin­ing styles, weights and col­ors  gives you end­less design opportunities.

CA Viva Las Vegas is best used as a Dis­play font in big font sizes.

And the best thing at all: the price has not changed. That’s Vegas!

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April 16, 2013 | Tags:

CA Cula is some­how a kind of CA BND ver­sion 2. It started from the same basis, but received funky ink traps and the let­ter­forms are more open. This makes it a bit more friendly to read and gives the font a cer­tain ten­sion which you dear buyer should now start to appre­ci­ate (by buy­ing it).

CA Cula is stand­ing in the tra­di­tion of cool tem­pered sans serif type­faces like DIN. But at a closer look it reveals a ten­dency towards rounder reading-friendly forms. The denat­u­ral­ized ink traps give CA Cula a very spe­cial and indi­vid­ual look in dis­play sizes, whereas in smaller sizes the pos­i­tive aspects of huge ink traps show effect. The text looks clean and bright with­out black dots in the typo­graphic image. This makes CA Cula suit­able even for longer text, while the bold weight makes pretty cool headlines.

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A day in the his­tory of Cape Arcona: Blooper

This is the last day of our one week pro­mo­tion and we like to give you a spe­cial one now. From time to time we give some press con­fer­ences that are recorded live and can be found in our CAPE TV sec­tion.
For sure, every­thing is staged, like in every Hol­ly­wood movie, so, we give you some out­takes and blooper here, some sort of mak­ing of, some, well, you decide for your­self. Cre­ated back in 2009 this video never saw the light of day until today!

Buy our fonts and make us rich! Thank you.

Cape Arcona Type Foundry – Blooper on Vimeo.

December 1, 2012 | Tags:

We really don’t under­stand, why CA Cape Rock didn’t become an instant best­seller. It’s such a cute font, with so many fancy lig­a­tures. Come on – have a sec­ond look.
Cre­ated with a fat Claren­don in mind, its bold and dis­tinc­tive forms add spice and per­son­al­ity to every design requir­ing a strong dis­play aes­thetic. A large num­ber of lig­a­tures and cus­tom end­ing char­ac­ters are included in this Open­Type font and can be accessed auto­mat­i­cally or man­u­ally in most mod­ern design applications.

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A day in the his­tory of Cape Arcona: Fonts in use

The excite­ment to see our fonts in use is a very spe­cial feel­ing. Some­times we have tears in our eyes, some for good, some for bad. We remem­ber hav­ing a good time watch­ing the 2004, surf movie “rid­ing Giants” (here is a trailer) when we saw the title and cred­its set in a slightly trashed ver­sion of our beloved CA KissKiss­Bang­Bang.
 

We also got wet eyes when we saw the title design and cred­its of a Ger­man TV series air­ing at a TV Sta­tion who is THE pio­neer of lower class tele­vi­sion in Ger­many: RTL. They gave us soft erotic movies in the early ’90s when we needed them most. Anyway,the thing is that they used CA Texas Funeral for title design and cred­its of the show „Rach, der Restau­ranttester“. Since this font is free for non­com­mer­cial use, we are skep­ti­cal about how other peo­ple under­stand the term “com­mer­cial”.

Some­times our fonts are irrev­o­ca­bly linked to sub­cul­ture. We like that a lot. Actu­ally we like the use of our fonts for inde­pen­dent music fes­ti­vals a lot more then the use for prod­ucts made out of but­ter or milk. So here comes a really trashy one. It’s for the “Silly Art F*ck Fes­ti­val”, back in 2006, in Han­nover (a city some of you G.I.s still remem­ber) with some really crazy bands, like “B*tt F*ck P*ssy” (so much “u” miss­ing here) or “Rausch­ab­stand” or “Impul­sant­wort”. Great! All set in our CA Pussy Galore, every­thing fits together.

November 30, 2012 | Tags:

We knew that CA Nor­mal Serif wouldn’t become an instant best­seller, as slab ser­ifs are a bit out of fash­ion at the moment. But fash­ions come and go and we strongly believe that one day the pen­du­lum will swing back from dynamic fonts to sta­tic ones. For sans-serif type­faces we already see this trend (think of the many many helvetica-like fonts newly released), so you don’t have to be a clair­voy­ant to know that one day, every­one will use Claren­don, Book­man, Cen­tury School­book and the likes. And then peo­ple will find them all too wide and they will remem­ber CA Nor­mal Serif and then they will buy it and then we will finally get rich. Amen!
CA Nor­mal Serif is the per­fect com­pan­ion to its grotesque brother CA Nor­mal Sans. But it is not just a ser­ifed equiv­a­lent. It has a char­ac­ter of its own while pre­serv­ing the prin­ci­pal pro­por­tions and the idea of quirk­i­ness. It was not the aim to build a type­face that can imme­di­ately be iden­ti­fied as a rel­a­tive of CA Nor­mal Sans. The inten­tion was to cre­ate a match­ing type­face in aspects of aes­thetic and con­cept. Whereas com­monly serif-companions to grotesques are old-style or slab-serif, CA Nor­mal Serif is sit­u­ated between mod­ern and slab-serif typefaces.

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A day in the his­tory of Cape Arcona: Cula Shoes

Is it just a strange coin­ci­dence, that there is a shoe man­u­fac­turer out there with the same name as one of our favorite type­face, CA Cula? No, of course not. Back in the early 00’s we were intro­duced to the min­istry of com­merce in Cuba to cre­ate a cor­po­rate iden­tity for “Cula”, a shoe man­u­fac­turer. In fact, they do not man­u­fac­ture shoes, they just buy second-hand shoes and sell them as “3rd-hand” shoes or give it for free to poor peo­ple, what is a pity, mostly all peo­ple in Cuba are. The logo was cre­ated by Ste­fan Claudius and we used C.I.A. by Thomas Schos­tok as cor­po­rate type.

Cula

Cula

Cula billboards

Cula billboards

November 29, 2012 | Tags:
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