Korbin

Font sampler

Man walks
into a bar.

Ouch!

Man walks
into a bar.

Ouch!

About the font

About the font Korbin

Talbot Type Korbin started when I stumbled upon the design on the left from 1927, by the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart.

There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the font he’s using here, but I liked the proportions of the letters, and it was enough to get me started.

A font can be characterised by a couple of distinctive characters, and I like the uncompromising sheared terminal on the upper leg of the K (or is it an arm when it’s up there?). Another distinctive feature is a spur on the lower case a.

My primary objective was to come up with a classic sans-serif with old-style lower case a and g and I wanted a harmonious blend of humanist and geometric traits.

Presumably because they were hand drawn, many of those early twentieth century grotesque fonts have curiously idiosyncratic characters, a bit lumpy or uneven here and there, charming in retro style designs but I’ve evened things out here as this is no intended pastiche.

I’ve added a number of bespoke characters in the italic versions for a more flowing look.

Full glyph set

Korbin 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.

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.

Korbin Light

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

Korbin Book

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

Korbin Medium

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

Korbin Bold

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

Korbin Black

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

Korbin 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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