K is for Kabel


Kabel was designed by Rudolf Koch in 1927 for the Klingspor foundry. The naming of the typeface is reputedly a metaphorical pun, referring to the typeface’s monolinear construction and the role of type as a means of communication rather than the just-completed Zugspitze cable car and Berlin–Vienna telegraph cable. Kabel is a geometric sans serif typeface and is distinguished by the angled cut of the terminus of vertical strokes, and weights range from light to black. Kabel is widely used: from board games and record covers to university campus signage and presidential campaign material.

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