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Blaktur
Typeface Review

Blaktur

Reviewed by Tiffany Wardle de Sousa on March 4, 2008

If you need to call upon the spirit of some motley crew or are trying to market some small label hefeweizen, Blaktur is your typeface.

It is so bold and simple in design that it doesn’t read like an old musty blackletter that your grandpa might have known. The kicker? It comes with four awesome tracks recorded by the same hands that designed and built the font!

Tiffany Wardle de Sousa is a typographer living and working in San Jose, California. She earned her MA in the Theory and History of Typography at Reading. Active in the type community, Tiffany has written for several design publications and serves as a SOTA board member and Typophile moderator.

Editor’s Note: Blaktur is imbued with classic House Industries cheekiness, from the over-the-top packaging to the playful marketing copy. Since the advent of OpenType, the studio has brought their shenanigans to the technical innards of their fonts as well. This fraktur comes with a “Dirkschneider Umlaut Randomizer”, allowing the user to slap on bad-ass heavy metal umlauts at will. — SC

Tiffany Wardle de Sousa is a typographer living and working in San Jose, California. She earned her MA in the Theory and History of Typography & Graphic Communication at The University of Reading. Active in the type community, Tiffany has written for several design publications, served as a SOTA board member, and is a Typophile moderator.

4 Comments

  1. claraquiz says:

    Good typeface! I want used it to an comics book – logotype Perak next year. Thanx.

  2. Joerg L. says:

    Does it come with a long s, too?

  3. Indeed it does, Joerg. See the illustrations on House’s features page.

  4. It would be really fun to print this typeface and break it down. I love how all the small shapes make up the type.

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