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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.

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

Spieltrieb
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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May 14, 2010 | Tags: , ,

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

April 15, 2010 | Tags: , ,