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Metric & Calibre Typefaces | Klim Type Foundry


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Kris Sowersby of Klim Type Foundry has designed Metric & Calibre a pair of typefaces that share a fundamental geometry yet differ in the finish of key letterforms. Metric is a geometric humanist, sired by West Berlin street signs. Calibre is a geometric neo-grotesque, inspired by the rationality of Aldo Novarese’s seldom seen Recta. They were conceived as a pair but function independently of each other.

The development of Metric & Calibre is based upon two ideas—1: “engineered geometry” and it’s application to street signage, 2: alternate letterforms in typefaces.

A more detailed explanation/information behind the design and development of Metric and Calibre can be read here.

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