Capri

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Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
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Tags
geometric, sans

Background

Capri by felix Braden is a constructed sans serif antiqua in the tradition of Futura and Avant Garde. The proportions of the letters and the overall impression are modern and contemporary but also retain the crude charme of the constructivist concept. The design is based on basic forms as square, circle and triangle and was developed by drawing not writing. That geometric background determines the character of the font, and is accentuated in many features. The diagonal, as visible in the lower case letters e, g and y is one of those attributes, that form the character of the font. In the italic version the diagonal becomes even more significant. This details and the vertically cut endings of the curved strokes give the font its sharp-edged look and its puristic elegance.
Different to most other traditional constructivated sans serif typefaces the proportions of the letters drift away from the humanist ideal. Ascenders and descenders are very short in comparision to the x-height and the cap height is even shorter. The widths of the lower case letters as well as that of the upper case letters approximate and give a modern appearance to the font. The axis of the curves is vertical and the contrast in the strokes is low.
Capri is primarily designed to be used as a headline typeface. It stands for a modern interpretation of classical elegance and is particularly suitable for advertising in the fashion or beauty business.

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Last edited by Felix F. Braden on April 1, 2013, 03:40pm EST

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