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