Designed by Rudolf Koch and released in 1927 by the Klingspor foundry in Germany, Kabel was not named after any specific cable, although the Zugspitze cable car had been completed in 1926, and a Berlin-Vienna facsimile telegraphy line opened in 1927. The name had techie cachet in its day (Piet Zwart’s NKF kabel catalogue of 1927 is well-known) and is primarily metaphorical and allusive, a pun referring to both the monolinear construction of the face, and the role of type as a means of communication.
In 1975, under special license from D. Stempel AG, Victor Caruso redesigned the face for the International Typeface Corporation with a large x-height throughout—ITC’s typical strategy for revivals—and added a fifth weight. More…
Geometric shapes are combined with humanistic features in this unusual sans serif typeface.
Kabel™ Font families
The Kabel™ font includes the following font families:
Kabel LT Std Light
Kabel LT Std Book
Kabel LT Std Heavy
Kabel LT Std Black
Here is a preview of how Kabel™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Is Kabel™ A free font? Is Kabel™ Free to Download?
No,Kabel™ 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 Kabel™ so please don't waste your time looking.
It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Kabel™ for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Kabel™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Kabel™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)