JAF Lapture

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What is the JAF Lapture font?

Lapture is based on the Leipziger Antiqua by Albert Kapr, released in 1971 by the East German foundry Typoart. It has been extended and carefully redesigned by Tim Ahrens in 2002-05.
The strong calligraphic characteristics are a result of the design process: “The size of the counters and the width of individual characters at small optical sizes were analysed with a steel pen while the letter shapes were designed in larger size with a specially trimmed reed pen. Sometimes the hand is more innovative than the head alone,” says Kapr. More…
A unique feature of this font is the introduction of gothic shapes into a latin typeface. “The basic concept is to string together narrow white hexagons as counters and inter-letter spaces, defined by vertical stems and triangular serifs. The interior spaces are at least as important as the strokes that make up the characters.”
Lapture is an ideal choice if a reference to gothic style is desired, as true black letter types are often too eye-catching and not as legible as latin fonts for unfamiliar readers.
“The last few years have seen a number of very elegant typefaces based on the mellow and feminine renaissance model. However, sometimes we require a font that is strong and robust, harmonic yet rigid,” says designer Tim Ahrens.
JAF Lapture is provided in OpenType format. Each font contains more than 600 glyphs, including true small caps, nine sorts of figures, contextual and stylistic alternates and accented characters. This means that you only need to purchase one font whereas in other families you would have to buy two or three fonts in order to get the same. Technically, they follow the Adobe Pro fonts and provide the same glyph set and OpenType functionality.
JAF Lapture Basic is provided in OpenType format. Each font contains the standard sets of both MacOS and Windows. In contrast to JAF Lapture they do not provide any advanced OpenType features and no extended glyph set.

JAF Lapture Font families

The JAF Lapture includes the following font families:

  • Lapture Regular
  • Lapture Italic
  • Lapture SemiBold
  • Lapture SemiBold Italic
  • Lapture Bold
  • Lapture Bold Italic
  • Lapture Caption Regular
  • Lapture Caption Italic
  • Lapture Caption SemiBold
  • Lapture Caption SemiBold Italic
  • Lapture Caption Bold
  • Lapture Caption Bold Italic
  • Lapture Display Regular
  • Lapture Display Italic
  • Lapture Display SemiBold
  • Lapture Display SemiBold Italic
  • Lapture Display Bold
  • Lapture Display Bold Italic
  • Lapture Subhead Regular
  • Lapture Subhead Italic
  • Lapture Subhead SemiBold
  • Lapture Subhead SemiBold Italic
  • Lapture Subhead Bold
  • Lapture Subhead Bold Italic

JAF Lapture Preview

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Is JAF Lapture A free font? Is JAF Lapture Free to Download?

No,JAF Lapture is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on HighFonts.com is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of JAF Lapture so please don't waste your time looking.

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