One Family

Thanks to an extensive character set with several diacritics »Neue Kramer Grotesk« supports various languages such as Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, French, Frisian, Gaelic, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic,Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Moldavian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Provençal, Rhaeto-Romanic, Romanian, Romany, Sámi (Inari), Sámi (Luli), Sámi (Northern), Sámi (Southern), Samoan, Scottish, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and Welsh.

Two Styles

»Neue Kramer Grotesk« comes with two different styles for specific purposes: One is the »Display« version experimenting with a wide range of alternative glyphs and adding a peculiar and individual character to e.g. headlines, posters or animations. The other one, the »Text« version, is optimized for smaller sizes, good readability and a more balanced appearence.

Although they both have the same origin the outcomes differ from one another.  Depending on their use optical adjustments were made and the rhythm was corrected. Furthermore, the »Text« typeface  comes along with several glyphs that are different from the default »Display« alphabet, because they are easier to recognize: For emaple a three-storey »g«  (in comparison with a two-storey one).

The »Display« experiments all happen within a certain setting: The glyph modifications follow the rules and the logic of the letters' architecture, their skeletons. This means e.g. that the radius can be increased or decreased, circles can be opened or closed or stems extended. But the glyphs never get stretched or compressed.

These acts of morphing and transforming bear a certain dynamic and can be of use for animations. The different alternates look like a series of frames from a moving image.

Five Weights

As a Multiple Master typeface »Neue Kramer Grotesk« exists in five different weights that are named after the weight of their vertical stems: 20, 50, 90, 120 and 160.

782 Glyphs

Besides the usual characters and the »Display« alternates »Neue Kramer Grotesk« also owns some pretty handy features: For narrow glyphs like »i« and »j« it owns a set of special marks — narrow marks — to be less conspicuous in a text:

For text set in uppercase only there is extra case sensitive punctuation that suits the capital letters and is therefore  less disturbing:

Here's an overview over the complete »Text« and »Display« character sets of »Neue Kramer Grotesk«: