About Kinfolk Pro Font Family
Kinfolk Pro is a font collection of six fonts. The main styles Rough and Smooth are extremely sturdy and bold brush fonts. As the name suggests the smooth style has clean, crisp contours and the rough version has the authentic strokes of a slightly dried out brush. Both versions have 606 glyphs and 4 alternate ornamented capital letters to play with, organized in stylistic sets.
With Discretionary Ligatures and Contextual Alternates activated you can access elongated swashes by simply typing +1 (+2, +3, +4, +5) in front of any letter and =1 (=2, =3, =4, =5) at the back. On top of that Kinfolk Pro Rough and Smooth have some extra stand alone swashes that can be accessed via the glyphs panel or by typing _1, _2 ,_3 _4 _5.
Kinfolk Pro Script is a fully connected script that goes together beautifully with the other styles. For the best connections, activate Discretionary Ligatures and Contextual Alternates.
Additionally there is Kinfolk Pro Ornaments for extra swashes, ink blobs and interesting strokes. Kinfolk Pro Arrows and Kinfolk Pro Flowers both offer 230 glyphs to further juice up your designs.
You'll need an Open Type savvy application to get the most out of Kinfolk Pro.
Hanneke Classen started Fontforecast in 2013 as a label of Storm Creative Consultancy, an advertising agency where she works to this day as a graphic and type designer. “Working with fonts as a designer day in, day out made me curious about the process of designing fonts,” she says. “As soon as I dived into the ins and outs of font design, I was hooked.” It was in that same year that she finished work on her first two font families: Tyfoon Sans and Tyfoon Script. “The concept was to combine two very different designs in such a way that they work together well. By using the same measurements as a skeleton for both font families they became interchangeable, even in the same sentence, without causing leading problems.”
“The concept of making font families consisting of different designs especially made to complement and support each other was relatively new at the time Fontforecast started,” Hanneke says. “My aim is to give all of my font families a certain something extra.” This drive to push the envelope gave way to bestselling typefaces Chameleon, a design kit of 16 fonts intended to bring a personalized touch to any project, and Salt & Spices Pro, a modern collection of 9 calligraphy fonts that brings to life an authentic feel of vintage dip pen calligraphy.
There is much to look forward to in the future from the Netherland-based foundry. Marloes Versluys, an Amsterdam-based art director, graphic designer and type designer, is joining the foundry and working with Hanneke to continue making a wide variety of typefaces perfect for any, and all projects.