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Kong is the latest typeface designed by Sheffield based typographer Daniel Reed. It’s a bold uppercase display typeface which excels when used at large scale, perfect for editorial design when you’re looking for a unique typeface to work with images, body copy and colour.
Each glyph has been designed with great care and attention to detail with the intention that you could create a logo from any of the glyphs. Kong gets it’s unique aesthetic by juxtaposing heavy slabbed strokes with pixel thin lines, finished with a subtle rounded edge.
Inspired by the early Chinese definition, Kong translates to air, empty, hollow, sky, and time. These definitions formed the starting point for the letterforms by combining thick and thin strokes creating a sense of space, openness and strength.
Kong is a single weight typeface with an extended character set containing over 200 glyphs and the support of Western Europe and Latin languages. Optimised for Windows, Mac OS X, and other OpenType-compatible systems available from daniel-reed.co.uk for just £10.
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