CA Oskar Typeface Family

A new day, a new typeface. We are proud to present you our latest typeface family. Created by Stefan Claudius and Kathrin Roussel as a custom font for an international music-festival. CA Oskar comes in two variations, condensed and compressed. Get ready to be squeezed.

September 27, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Deichmann corporate typeface by Cape Arcona Type Foundry

The Cape Arcona Type Foundry created the new corporate typeface for one of Germany’s biggest shoe retail chains, DEICHMANN. The DEICHMANN type family features an extensive character set, authentic Bulgarian Cyrillic plus – probably as one of the first typefaces worldwide – the new Turkish Lira sign. Read more.

Some of our classic typefaces are still in the plain old Postscript 1 format. We do not find the time to update them into the OpenType format because – well, you decide, what is better, playing beach volleyball the whole day or converting fonts? Yes, exactly!
Anyway, even at Cape Arcona there are days when it’s raining and we finally find the time for “converting”. So, today we rerelease our old time classic CA No Dr. in OpenType format. Also, you can chose to buy each style individually. Viva la technical progress!

CA No Dr.


September 12, 2012 | Tags:

FontShop is now selling a selection of our finest fonts: CA Normal (Sans+Serif), CA Cula and our beloved CA SpyRoyal. What might make it attractive to you dear customer, are some special packages. For example CA Normal comes in several subsets, so that you get just the fonts you need but at a very attractive price. As you cannot see the sets directly on the FontShop website, here is a short overview:

CA Normal Set 1 ( Regular, Bold, Regular Italic, Bold Italic)
CA Normal Set 2 ( Light, Medium, Heavy, Light Italic, Medium Italic, Heavy Italic)
CA Normal Set 3 ( Light Left, Regular Left, Medium Left, Bold Left, Heavy Left)

CA Normal Serif Set 1 ( Regular, Bold, Regular Italic, Bold Italic)
CA Normal Serif Set 2 ( Medium, Extrabold, Medium Italic, Extrabold Italic)

Just click “purchase options” to see in which packages the fonts are included.
But still we would prefer you to buy our fonts here, you know it’s like buying the milk from the farmer: it has a better taste…

June 18, 2012

CA Cula Family

Hurray, CA Cula, a new text family designed by Thomas Schostok {ths} is being released today. When we look back into our archive we discovered that the first alpha version dated back to 2007. It’s somewhat spooky to think that it took us 4 long years to finalize this typeface but you know, we are pool watchers. So either we are very lazy and loved our pool, the girls and the Martinis a little bit too much, or we just spent a tremendous lot of time and effort into the production of the typeface. How knows…

This typeface 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. The technical specifications speaks for itself: 8 styles, central Europe character set, extensive ligatures, old-style numerals, true italics and stylistic alternates.

Didi you read this text to the very end? Okay, here is your reward: you now, we from Cape Arcona always gave you candy in the past, so we do in the present: CA Cula Light is for free, yes, for you, for free! No chargeback, nothing.

With the soon to be released CA Cula family, we added the Italic style to our beloved superfatty CA Cula Superfat. How sweet fat you are. Our package includes the Regular and the new Italic but you can buy the new style separately at Fat forever!

July 24, 2011

Fantastic news for everyone! You can purchase our brand new CA Normal Serif with a 50% discount (oh yes, thats a five with a zero!) at our distributor The Promo ends August 11, so just grab it before it’s too late – even better, buy the whole family instead and cancel your flight to the Bahamas for your holidays.
CA Normal Serif at

July 12, 2011 | Tags: ,

CA Normal Serif is the perfect companion to its grotesque brother CA Normal. 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. 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.
This kind of fonts is not too popular at the moment, but maybe it will be in a few years, who knows? In the meanwhile: Trust your taste. CA Normal Serif is a little bit of an uncomfortable typeface. Nothing is smooth and cozy. It picks up elements of classic newspaper type as brought to us by Chauncey H. Griffith’s legibility group,  sharing the flavor of abrasive details and “slabbish” serifs. But the proportions are more condensed than the ones of its predecessors giving it a bit more elegance, which moves it closer to the aesthetic of scotch romans.

June 14, 2011

Our beloved CA Aires Pro and CA Aircona are now available in OpenType Format and finally include a full central European character set.

June 11, 2011

is featured in the brandnew SLANTED magazine issue which is dedicated to Grotesque fonts.

June 10, 2011
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