Named after the act of providing unwelcome advice at a card game, Kibitz is a high-contrast display serif that features exaggerated angular details combined with subtle chamfers resulting in a sophisticated design. Moments of asymmetry add a flavour of playfulness whilst the use of inktraps adds a modern and mechanical feeling.
Taking inspiration from vintage playing cards, especially the face cards — King, Queen and Jack — and the variety of accompanying serif typefaces used, Kibitz aims to bring quirk and unexpected qualities through a contemporary lens.
There are several unique characters within the family, with the most expressive and characteristic being the K and k — with chiselled cuts and unexpected forms. And of course the expressive angular serifs, which run throughout the design in macro and micro formats.
Kibitz includes a range of stylistic sets to choose from. Similar to four suits in a deck of cards, there are four styles of punctuation, changing the tone of voice for any application. The user can also select from two different styles of O and o. The first being a traditional, rounded form with the second incorporating a unique sharp interior counter.
Kibitz is available in five weights — Light, Regular, Bold, ExtraBold & Black. It is open to licensing in both Standard (‘STD’) and Professional (‘PRO’) versions. The latter contains additional OpenType features and stylistic alternates for the upper and lowercase characters and punctuation.
- Colophon Foundry