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KARBON by Klim


Karbon is an open, geometric sans serif with a contemporary spartan finish. It is an exploration of Paul Renner’s reductionist Futura concept channelled through the proportions of Eric Gill’s eponymous sans, with a slight nod towards Jan Tschichold’s Uhertype sans-serif. Includes seven weights in roman and italic. Karbon ships in OpenType format and is available exclusively from

Kris Sowersby graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in 2003. After brief employment as a graphic designer he started the Klim Type Foundry in 2005, currently based in Wellington, New Zealand.

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The ‘r’ is straight from DTL Prokyon. On closer inspection the ‘m’ and ‘u’ also seem to be borrowing pretty heavily from Prokyon. Still a great distillation of styles.


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