Kumla

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Release Year
2013
Country of Origin
Sweden
Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
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1910s, display, sans serif

Background

Kumla Skofabrik was built 1912 in Kumla, a nice little town just south of Örebro, about 218 km from Stockholm. At that time Kumla was the place to be if you were into shoe manufacturing. There have been about 140 shoe factories in Kumla and even today there are shoes being made in Kumla but the number of factories have been reduced to five.
On the front side of Kumla Skofabrik letters from 1920 are spelling out the name of the factory, all in capitals. These letters have been the inspiration for our typeface, Kumla. An article describing the work in progress is posted on the Letters from Sweden blog.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on February 2, 2013, 11:35am EST

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