Karben 205

Font sampler

I slit a sheet,
a sheet I slit,
upon a slitted
sheet I sit.

I slit a sheet,
a sheet I slit,
upon a slitted
sheet I sit.

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 conventional straight sided A and Y and a two storey a; while for Karben 205 I retained the semi-circular influence (as in the Leica ad above) at the apex of the A, and employed this characteristic for the Y also, along with a single storey lower case a.

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 205 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 205 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 205 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 205 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 205 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 205 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 205 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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