xAbout the font Kettering
About the font
Influenced perhaps by Herb Lubalin (who isn’t?), and his Lubalin font that serves as the slab-serif cousin of his Avant Garde sans, I created Kettering as a slab-serif variation of my own Kamerik sans.

Lubalin however, has never been my favourite slab-serif, instead I’ve chosen to use Margaret Calvert’s Calvert, or Adrian Frutiger’s Glypha; they both seem to achieve a pleasing combination of geometric and humanist qualities.
That said, Kettering doesn’t really compete with either of these, as it’s essentially a geometric font in the style of Lubalin, as I think there’s room for improvement in the area of a geometric slab-serif. Either way, the competition is stiff, and the prospect of coming up with something comparable is daunting, but you’ve got to try.

Again, I couldn’t resist two variations; 105 I would describe as the standard variation, while 205, like Kessel 205,  has Art Deco tendencies. These include lower crossbars on the capital letters, a crossed W, and a distinctive diagonal crossbar on the lower case e.

Kettering 105 Thin
Kettering 105 Light
Kettering 105 Book
Kettering 105 Bold
Kettering 105 Heavy
Set in upper and lower case
Set in capitals
Set in Roman
Set in Oblique/Italic