xAbout the font Kamerik
About the font
As a graphic designer, I’ve spent the last 20 years working with the iconic sans-serif fonts of the twentieth century — Helvetica, Univers, Futura, Avant Garde etc.

When I started designing typefaces in earnest, although any attempt to emulate the classics is a considerable task, I couldn’t resist having a go myself at a well balanced, contemporary sans-serif.

Kamerik is a geometric sans-serif in two variations. Kamerik 105 has a round lower case a and a more modern, geometric g, while Kamerik 205 has an older style a and g, along with a few other variations — notably capital M and a couple of the numerals.

This, and the majority of the text on this website is set in Kamerik 205 Book.
I’ve kept the ascenders and descenders short, in order to create a relatively more prominent x-height. I think this serves to emphasise the smooth geometry of the font, more apparent in the circular forms of the lower case characters. Also, I think it aids legibility by allocating more space to the x-height and reducing the space occupied by ascenders and descenders.

Both Kessel and Kettering are related to Kamerik. Kettering is essentially a slab-serif version, while Kessel has a few more flamboyant characters, along with oblique terminals (Kamerik terminals are essentially horizontal), and a Deco-flavoured variation in Kessel 205.

Kamerik 205 features an extended character set to include accented characters for Central European languages.

Kamerik 205 Thin
Kamerik 205 Light
Kamerik 205 Book
Kamerik 205 Bold
Kamerik 205 Heavy
Set in upper and lower case
Set in capitals
Set in Roman
Set in Oblique/Italic
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