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!


It’s been so long now and it seems that
It was only yesterday
Mmm, ain’t it funny how time slips away
(Font used: CA Viva Las Vegas)

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!

Update: visit our myspace site too (yes, we have one!)


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.


The King of Cape Arcona, Thomas Schostok aka {ths} will hold two lectures this month:

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 6:00pm
Aula, Fachhochschule Dortmund/Fachbereich Design, Germany
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Art and Typography: On Beauty, Ugliness, Not Only in Typography
Saturday, May 29, 2010
galeria Design – BWA Wrocław, ul. Świdnicka 2-4, Wroclaw, Poland
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Due to actual circumstances, the lecture has been canceled. Thomas wasn’t able to get another flight to Poland. The lecture will be postponed to a date in mid may. We will inform you when we get a new date. We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

„Art and Typography“:
On Beauty, Ugliness, Not Only in Typography

The King of Cape Arcona, Thomas Schostok aka {ths} will hold a speech about typography, design and art. To him the classical borders that are drawn between commercial and non-commercial art are blurred. The three disciplines are strongly influencing each other, so that one couldn’t exist without the other. Whatever {ths} is working on, he is looking for the beauty of imperfection. Every typeface and every design needs a certain amount of ugliness to become interesting and beautiful in a deeper and more touching way than superficial beauty could be.

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
galeria Design – BWA Wrocław, ul. Świdnicka 2-4, Wroclaw, Poland

Some more information: outofsth.org


You might think, that we at Cape Arcona lost a little bit our favor for extraordinary typefaces? Naa, come on. We still have the rock ‘n’ roll, baby. This leads us to the next point, which is CA Sivle. Uhh, what a font.  It’s the craziest baby in town, and yeah, it’s FREE. Sivle<>elviS?


A new year, a new typeface. This time we have something very special for you. Our President of Cape Arcona, Mr. Stefan Claudius made this wonderful text typeface: CA Normal.

CA Normal merges influences from European grotesques and American Gothics, breeding an experimental mongrel. The underlying concept stays in the background, giving the design a great self-evidence. Although it is doubtful if there can be such thing as neutrality, CA Normal comes pretty close to what people mean when speaking of a neutral font. Nevertheless it’s not faceless, anonymous or confound able. It’s just that the charm comes from subtle details rather than obvious design features. CA Normal comes in 15 fonts with 5 weights and 3 styles and featuring small caps, ligatures, oldstyle and lining figures.
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