Klimax

Design concept

Klimax is a display typeface (meant for use in extremely large sizes) with four styles and OpenType features. Klimax includes two basic styles, Plus and Minus — the heaviest and the lightest possible styles that can be made. They are optical opposites, but both share similar metrics and kerning information, so they can be easily interchanged in a body of text without significant changing its length.

The counters and white spaces of Klimax Plus show the inner construction within its black shapes and their thickness is exactly the same as the monolinear strokes of Klimax Minus. Klimax includes cursive italics for both weights. The ends of italic strokes are curved, with protruding terminals, which gives it a softer and more decorative feel with calligraphic characteristics.

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Early sketch of Klimax

Early sketches of Klimax date to Autumn 2007

Overlapping elements of Klimax

Klimax Plus sports special overlapping fractions and ligatures which make the text setting even more compact.

Cursive Italic of Klimax

The ends of italic strokes are curved, with protruding terminals, which gives it a softer and more decorative feel with calligraphic characteristics.