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Josef K Patterns

Josef K® Patterns

by Juliasys
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Complete family of 3 fonts: $19.60
Josef K Patterns Font Family was designed by Julia Sysmäläinen and published by Juliasys. Josef K Patterns contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Josef K Patterns Font Family

Franz Kafka’s manuscripts have always been a source of inspiration for designer Julia Sysmäläinen. At first she was just interested in literary aspects but later she noticed that content and visual form can not be separated in the work of this ingenious writer. Analyzing Kafka’s handwriting at the Berlin National Library, Julia was inspired to design the typeface FF Mister – by now a well known classic. Over the years, FF Mister K became a handsome typeface family and even produced offspring: the Josef K Patterns. Some of Kafka’s most expressive letterforms were the starting point for these decorative ornaments. How do the Patterns work? Outlines and fillings correspond to the uppercase and the lowercase letters on your keyboard. You can use them separately or layer them on top of each other. If you write a line of “pattern-text” in lowercase and repeat it underneath in uppercase you get a row of fillings followed by a row of outlines. Now you can color them and then set line space = 0 to get a single line of layered colored ornaments. Alternatively, activating OpenType / stylistic set / stylistic alternates will also unite the two lines to a single layered line. Further magic can be done with OpenType / contextual alternates turned on. On the gallery page of this font family is a downloadable Josef K Patterns.pdf with an alphabetical overview of forms. Hundreds of patterns are possible … we’d love to see some of yours and present them here on the website!

Designers: Julia Sysmäläinen

Publisher: Juliasys

Foundry: Juliasys

Design Owner: Juliasys

MyFonts debut: Mar 21, 2015

Josef K® Patterns is a registered trademark of Julia Sysmäläinen.

About Juliasys

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.