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Kiperman Font Family was designed by Henrique Beier, Ana Laydner and published by Harbor Type. Kiperman contains 4 styles and family package options.

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About Kiperman Font Family

ūüŹÜ Selected for Tipos Latinos 9.

ūüŹÜ Selected for the 13th Biennial of Brazilian Graphic Design.

ūüŹÜ Hiii Typography 2018 Merit Award.

Kiperman is a text typeface designed in honor of Henrique Le√£o Kiperman, founder of the publishing house Artmed, now Grupo A. Its forms are simple and straightforward, with no unnecessary embellishments that could disturb the reading. The fonts are slightly narrower than normal, which yields higher efficiency without compromising reading comfort. Besides that, its italics are not just a slanted version of the romans, but rather a separate drawing. With a slope of 8¬į, its calligraphic structure provides the right amount of emphasis when necessary. The Kiperman typeface works best when setting books, magazines, ebooks and websites. It will also work very well in branding and packaging projects where a sober typeface is needed. The inspiration for the design came from the personality of the honoree. Just as Henrique always wanted to stay away from spotlights, the Kiperman typeface was designed so that it would not call attention to itself or impose any obstacles in the understanding of the text. In this way, the fonts revere Henrique‚Äôs legacy by respecting and honoring the published content. Henrique Le√£o Kiperman began his career in 1958, selling medical books in travels through the interior of the Brazilian states of Paran√° and Santa Catarina. In 1973, he opened a bookstore in downtown Porto Alegre, the Artes M√©dicas Sul, and a few years later edited his first book. Since then, his company has grown to become one of the most important publishers in Brazil in the area of scientific, technical and professional books, with more than 2400 active titles distributed among the McGraw Hill, Bookman, Artmed, Penso and Artes M√©dicas imprints. Henrique passed away in 2017 at the age of 79. The Kiperman type family has been commissioned by Grupo A and is available for licensing. This was the way found for the fonts to be read by more people, spreading some of his spirit around the world.

Designers: Henrique Beier, Ana Laydner

Publisher: Harbor Type

Foundry: Harbor Type

Design Owner: Harbor Type

MyFonts debut: Jan 30, 2019


About Harbor Type

Harbor Type is an independent type foundry based in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. It is run by Henrique Beier, graphic designer by major, type designer by heart. I develop typefaces for retail and provide font production services to other foundries and type designers. The foundry was started in 2014 with the release of Densia Sans. First available on a pay-what-you-want basis, it was well received by the public and inspired me to pursue designing typefaces for a living. Later on came Graviola, Garibaldi, Malva and others. Along the way I learned that fonts are more than just nice letterforms. They stand at the crossroads of design and technology, which is why I also pay special attention to the technical aspects of typography.

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