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.

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!

September 21, 2010 | Tags: , ,

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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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

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April 15, 2010 | Tags: , ,

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?

February 9, 2010 | Tags: , ,

CA Cula Superfat
Do you know, that we love every­thing that makes us fat? Meat, ice cream, choco­late, fonts.
Oh yes, fonts, CA Cula Super­fat is the new (fat) baby in town and it really makes us very hun­gry.
Taken from the upcom­ing CA Cula fam­ily, CA Cula Super­fat is a dis­play type­face meant for use in extremely large sizes—but hey it’s up to you to use it in any size you want. A cen­tral Euro­pean char­ac­ter set, loads of lig­a­tures, old­style and lin­ing fig­ures is what makes it so lovely — plus the attribute: “made with love from lovers”.
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December 14, 2009 | Tags: ,

CA Texas Funeral
A type­face like a road movie. Cre­ated back in 2000, CA Tex­as­Fu­neral now fea­tures an exten­sive char­ac­ter set (371 glyphs) and Open­Type fea­ture sup­port. And all for free, baby. Killya!

February 6, 2009 | Tags: ,

CA BND Bold Web
Ah, we all know about the “new” web­font tech­nol­ogy. So we released a type­face for exclu­sive use for web­sites. CA BND Bold Web is based upon our favorite CA BND and it is free for all com­mer­cial and non-commercial WEB uses. Yes, free. Well, it only works in web browser who sup­port the @font-face embed­ding. Okay, enough technobubble.

CA Cape Rock
Dear friends of hacked off ser­ifs, here comes your new buddy: Cape Rock. We guess you saw this font a few times already (on our T-Shirts for exam­ple) and always won­dered where to buy it. Well we took our time to improve this font and to add a whole bunch of enter­tain­ing lig­a­tures. And then it went through the mer­ci­less Cape Arcona National Font Test Cen­tre (NFTC). That took a lot of time. You will love it!

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