About Josef K Paneuropean Font Family
With the Josef K *, Julia Sysmäläinen continues her artistic debate on Franz Kafka’s writing style. This time the designer of FF Mister K is not drawn to Kafka’s literary works created at night but to those the writer produced at daytime as a high-ranking, confident bureaucrat – Dr Franz Kafka.
The typefaces Josef K “Paneuropean” and “Strong European” echoe Kafka’s prestigious status at the Workmen’s Accident Insurance Institute of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Their ductus, originating from a broad-nibbed ink pen combines a clear, self-confident stroke with the calligraphic features so typical for Franz Kafka’s handwriting. While both typefaces are more straightforward and bolder than the wonderfully erratic fonts of the FF Mister K family Josef K Paneuropean is best characterized as a semibold handwriting textface. Josef K Strong European, Sysmäläinen’s latest “K”-accomplishment, provides an ideal complement to it as a distinctly bold display face – great for headlines, product names and branding. It combines perfectly not only with Josef K Paneuropean but also with all the FF Mister K textfaces.
Both Josef K Paneuropean and Josef K Strong European have Western, Central European and Extended Cyrillic character sets. With more than 2500 glyphs they support over 100 languages.
*Kafka’s persona Josef K is a leading bank officer – reminiscent of the author himself – in the novel The Trial.
Josef K® Paneuropean
is a registered trademark of Julia Sysmäläinen.
Juliasys Type Studio is located in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. It was founded by Julia Sysmäläinen and partners in 2007. What we are doing there is quite simple: working hard to get quality and humor together in type design – and always adding a bit of Finnish-Russian flavor. We develop taylor-made fonts directly for clients in different corners of the world.
And we publish our quality retail typefaces together with Berlin’s FontFont and Moscow’s Art Lebedev Studio or directly at Myfonts.
Our clients include Freshbooks Toronto, Monotype Germany, Mars and Propercorn London, Remes & Packart Helsinki and Harpers Publishers New York. We are especially competent in developing multifeatured scriptfonts. Many of them are based on the handwriting of remarkable personalities – like Franz Kafka, Emily Dickinson, Jean Sibelius and Laura Ingalls Wilder. FF Mister K, our award winning Kafka typeface, presents itself impressively on its own website ffmisterk.com. And Julia Sysmäläinen goes into detail about our beliefs and methods at Juliasys in her Myfonts Creative Characters interview.