We worked on a lot of new typefaces this year, although actually there is not much time for work between cocktail- and pool-parties. But today, just in time for this rough season of the year, we are releasing two new — very hand-made — typefaces.

CA Rough Rider looks like a typeface we could have released sometimes back in 2002 when we started Cape Arcona. Years ago, we developed the typeface for a logo design, just forget about it, and rediscovered it lately. It’s — like the name suggests — a rough typographic ride. A lovely „distressed“ font for things like illustrative titles, logotypes or small text.

CA Rusty Nail, another hand-made darling, comes in Regular + Bold and was created for a German liquor company as part of their corporate design. Like it’s companion CA Rough Rider, it’s also suitable for titles, rusty logotypes or labels of all kind.

The big deal: both typefaces come with an extra dingbat font containing catch words like „and, of, with, for“ and some decorative elements.

One more thing: whatever happens, stay tuned! Further font releases will be in november/december and january. We double the fun with font releases, hurray!

CA Rough Rider CA Rusty Nail CA Rough Rider CA Rusty Nail Font in use


Ladies and Gentlemen,
let us show you our brand new typeface: CA Segundo – a mixed up, different stroke-style display font.
The inspiration came from a wall-writing somewhere in Cuba and when we first saw it, we thought: “that’s something Cape Arcona could have released twelve years ago”.

CA Segundo

In 2002 we founded Cape Arcona, and the first typefaces we released had a quite particular style, similar to CA Segundo. Speaking of particular style we think of grunge fonts, fonts with mixed strokes and width, boldy headliners – fonts that where different – non-mainstream fonts, if you like. Over the years our repertoire of typefaces moved to a more sophisticated style and it might seem that “the spirit” or the original philosophy of Cape Arcona was hiding behind sans-serifs like CA Normal or serifs like CA Texteron. With CA Segundo we are proud to release a typeface that brings back the spirit of “the good old times”.


CA Segundo CA Segundo


Lets celebrate the redesign of our Website properly!
We have made a sensational bundle with a sensational price-tag:
The Cape Script Bundle featuring three of our favorite script and script-like typefaces.  CA Recape, CA Spy Royal and CA Emeralda, 10 styles at all for only $39 (Reg Price: $137) with a license for up to 5 Computer. But beware: the sale ends October 31st, 2014.
What are you waiting for?



Yeah, it’s done. The new cape-arcona.com website has gone online. It’s the fourth redesign in twelve years and we’re really proud of it. It is massively streamlined and optimized for mobile and retina devices. The new font previews are now in razor-sharp SVG format so that you can zoom in endlessly without any loss in quality. Tags and a new search option (finally! hurray!) will inspire you to search so that you will find the typeface of your heart faster than ever before. Beside that, well, get in love with the new design, too. 😉

So, have a look around and spread the word!
Cape new Websites

Newsletter = Free commercial font

For years we had no newsletter, hoping RSS feeds would do the job. But now we made up our minds to go for a more direct and more personal contact with our audience in order to share news and secrets. We will definitely not send newsletters on a weekly base – only if we feel there is really something to tell you. The newsletter will feature special discounts exclusively for subscribers, so that might be a good reason even for the rationalists among you to subscribe.

In addition, every subscriber, will receive a free commercial welcome font.

So hurry up now and look out for the subscribe-button (hint: it’s well hidden on the bottom of the page), or, well, click here.

Newsletter is good!


Cape and Fontspring

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!


CA Geheimagent

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.playdead games


CA Spy Royal Shadow

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.
Read more…


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!