Karben 105

Font sampler

One-one is a greyhound,
Two-two is one too,
One-one wins one race,
Two-two wins one too.

One-one is a greyhound,
Two-two is one too,
One-one wins one race,
Two-two wins one too.

About the font

About the font Karben

Talbot Type Karben owes something to the old Leica advertisement I came across, and something to DIN, with that German flair for order and a form that follows function. 

Despite the enduring qualities of DIN, I felt it was worth an attempt at a similar font essentially based on a lozenge form. 

I’ve created two variations: Karben 105 has a single storey a and g to match; while Karben 205 has a two storey a and an older style g. The 6 and the 9 vary in each as well.

It struck me that such an even, utilitarian font as this, would be well-suited to a monospaced variation, so I’ve created Karben 105 Mono and Karben 205 Mono.
They look good to me, take a look and see what you think. 

I liked the challenge of trying to design characters of such variable width, (compare
i and m for example), to appear visually balanced in a fixed width font. It’s always going to create a slightly odd result, but odd
in a good way.

Full glyph set

Karben 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.

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.

Karben 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

Karben 105 Book

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 Medium

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 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 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 Family

Desktop
(OTF)
£64
Webfont
(WOFF, WOFF2, EOT, TTF, SVG)
£64
Combined
(Desktop & webfont)
£114
eBook
(OTF)
£128
App
(OTF)
£640
Server
(OTF)
£640

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