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.
On Thursday April 14, Stefan Claudius will be holding a workshop at the typography symposium 20plusx, organized by the Hochschule München. The theme is: Redesigning Capitalizm. Sounds like fun, and it probably will be. More information here.
Am 13. Januar um 16 Uhr hält Stefan Claudius im Rahmen der Veranstaltung “Buchstaben der Welt – Welt der Buchstaben” des Internationalen Kollegs Morphomata in Köln einen Vortrag zum Thema “Von der Kalligraphie zum Vektor”. Ort: Weyertal 59 (Rückgebäude) 3. Stock, 50937 Köln. Weitere Informationen hier.
For people who don’t speak German: This post is about Stefan Claudius who is giving a lecture in Germany.
CA Normal Serif has entered the final stage of testing and editing and will soon be available here.
This is a deconstructive one. Some of you remember those days where you where called ‘outsider’ because you never used those typefaces your friends used? With those memories in mind we offer you a typeface with the tag: ‘outsider’. Created exclusively for a catalog for the exhibition ‘Hail to the King, Baby!’, CA Hail to the King is based upon different letters taken from handmade signs from all over the world. You will find a lot of unexpected specials: irregular character sizes and styles (uppercase characters are bold; lowercase characters are in regular style) everything that makes ‘CA Hail to the King’ so diversified and unpredictable. In addition to west European diacritics, an extensive central European character set was added, including some very nice stylistic alternates. Now available!
We are proud to present something completely different! Today we release the first single Hey Girl from the long awaited Cape Arcona Love Band. Listen now!
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From November 5th to 7th, Stefan Claudius will be holding a workshop at the 12. Tage der Typografie in Düsseldorf, Germany. The theme is music packaging and handmade typography. Find out more here.