Kandel 105

Font sampler

‘Her time is
about 4:33,
which she
is capable of.’

David Coleman, former BBC commentator

‘Her time is
about 4:33,
which she
is capable of.’

David Coleman, former BBC commentator

About the font

About the font Kandel

I’m a bit of a sucker for geometry and op art. Kandel is inspired to some extent by the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games graphics, designed by Lance Wyman (I can’t pretend I remembered his name, I did have to look it up). My first piece of printed design work, aged 17, was the cover of the college magazine, for which I drew a geometric design featuring the letters WSFC — Worthing Sixth Form College. From memory, I think it was a wonky version of Kandel.

Over time, the tri-line style has become associated with sport, which I think has much to do with the 1968 Olympic Games logo with its athletics track look, however I’ve not seen any attempts to develop the style into a practical font family, to include lower case characters too.

There are characters in Wyman’s original typeface that are, to my eye, too slavish to the lozenge form such as the E, F and K. Although Kandel is still built around a lozenge form, I’ve tried not to force it on characters opting instead for right angles where they seemed more appropriate. The result is intended to be a little less quirky and hopefully more practical and versatile.

I’ve developed two styles, Kandel 105 features sharper, more conventional joins at the corners of some characters (e.g. A, M, N, V, W, Y, v, w, y) while Kandel 205 offers more curvaceous corners.

They’re undeniably display fonts, don’t try using them to set any quantity of text.

Full glyph set

Kandel 105 Light 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.

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Kandel 105 Light

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

Kandel 105 Medium

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

Kandel 105 Bold

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

Kandel 105 Family

Desktop
(OTF)
£44
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£44
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£78
eBook
(OTF)
£88
App
(OTF)
£440
Server
(OTF)
£440

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