More than any other FontFont, FF Kosmik
demonstrates FontShop International
’s desire to set technical and aesthetic standards.
The idea behind Kosmik was that of a digital script font in block capitals that would not look like it was produced at the computer. Erik van Blokland
drew three comic-style versions of each character, all with the same width, and these are programmatically varied during the printing process. When the typeface was released in 1993, this automatic feature only worked on Macintosh. Thanks to OpenType
, Windows users can now benefit from it too.
The German spelling reform has made Kosmik’s auto-variation more important that ever when it comes to words like “Schifffahrt”.
In 1993, Erik van Blokland designed a tie to match the type