Karben 105 Stencil

Font sampler

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About the font

About the font Karben Stencil

In this digital age, stencil fonts aren’t as relevant as they once were. Genuine stencilling has been superceded by vinyls, decals and digital print in many instances.

It does still exist though, perhaps most notably on the edges of railway platforms, where we're still reminded to ‘MIND THE GAP’ thanks to paint applied through a stencil. I guess the heavy footfall means that real paint is still the most durable solution.

Stencil fonts remain popular however, a stencil means ‘OBEY THIS INSTRUCTION’. The stencil style brings gravitas, and a utilitarian robustness, beloved of many designers.

I’m no exception, I’m intrigued by the way that removing parts of a font creates a new style. My ambition with this stencil variation of Talbot Type Karben, has been to create a stencil font with a difference. I’ve chosen Karben,
as I like its geometry and think it’s condensed style is well-suited to a stencil treatment –
the best stencils are condensed.

It would have been easy to remove a chunk straight down the middle of each letter, in the traditional manner. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s a time-honoured tradition but I would have created a font the looked similar to many others. Instead, I’ve tried to make the cuts in a way that’s sympathetic to the letterform, hoping to achieve a more elegant stencil.

Full glyph set

Karben 105 Stencil Regular 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.

Click on a button below to add the item to the basket. If you need more than one license, you can return here by clicking ‘Continue shopping’.

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

Karben 105 Stencil Regular

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

Karben 105 Stencil Bold

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

Karben 105 Stencil Black

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

Karben 105 Stencil 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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