Kampen

Font sampler

Looks weird to me,
all a bit square.

Looks weird to me,
all a bit square.

About the font

About the font Kampen

There have been several attempts over the years to create a stripped down typeface, with minimal stylistic variation and a single upper and lower case combined.

Probably most notable have been Herbert Bayer’s Universal typeface designed while he was at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, and Wim Crouwel’s New Alphabet of 1967.

The most minimal of typeface designs, such as Crouwel’s, deal in straight lines only. These are more difficult to dispense with than curves if you’re only going to use one or the other, so you have to embrace the straight look.

I might not be worthy, but I couldn’t resist having a go. I’ve retained an upper and lower  

case in my version; I think the English language demands an upper and lower case, and although the idea of a single case is attractive, the whims of a wayward typographer aren’t going to persuade the big cheeses of English to abandon two cases in favour of one.

I’ve created two variants, each available in two styles. The two variants differ considerably, however they’re both based on the same 8 x 7 matrix of squares and feature only squares that conform to the matrix; a matter of deciding which ones to fill.

I’ve created a stencil style of Kampen Block. We rarely require stencil fonts these days, but they’re still quite popular, I think because we like the look of them.

Full glyph set

Kampen Block character set

Set your own text

All Talbot Type fonts are packaged with their equivalent italic, so £16 gets you the Roman and Italic pair.

There are several different End User License Agreements available, for specifically different uses. All Talbot Type fonts are priced similarly but license prices vary according to use.

Each of the standard licenses available are listed below. If you’re not sure which license you require click here or on the button to the left, for more information about the different licenses and what they cover.

The prices for Desktop fonts and Webfonts below are quoted for 1 – 5 users and 10,000 pageviews per month respectively.

If you need more users or pageviews you can adjust the order before checkout. Note the special discounted Desktop and Webfont Combined license, if you require both.

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If your requirements are not covered by any of the standard use licenses below, please contact Talbot Type to discuss your needs.

Kampen Block

Desktop
(OTF)
£16
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£16
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£28
eBook
(OTF)
£32
App
(OTF)
£160
Server
(OTF)
£160

Kampen Block Stencil

Desktop
(OTF)
£16
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£16
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£28
eBook
(OTF)
£32
App
(OTF)
£160
Server
(OTF)
£160

Kampen Pixel

Desktop
(OTF)
£16
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£16
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£28
eBook
(OTF)
£32
App
(OTF)
£160
Server
(OTF)
£160

Kampen Pixel Box

Desktop
(OTF)
£16
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£16
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£28
eBook
(OTF)
£32
App
(OTF)
£160
Server
(OTF)
£160

Kampen Family

Desktop
(OTF)
£56
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£56
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£98
eBook
(OTF)
£112
App
(OTF)
£560
Server
(OTF)
£560

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