What is the Komu font?
Komu is the revival of a style of letters frequently used on billboards during the socialist period in the former Czechoslovakia. These were usually uppercase letters made of paper and covered with a layer of aluminum foil. People just had to pick the letters (that included a variety of widths and sizes) out from a box and pin them up on a styrofoam billboard, thus making it easy to announce any event.
Komu consists of two styles. Version A is rather squarish and includes some weird characters (K, 5, narrow E, strange diacritics) while version B is more rounded with most letters equally wide (with the exception of E, F and L, which look really wide next to the rest). The optical disparity of the original letters was kept, so that some of them look slightly darker than the others. More…
Komu is intended to be used on posters, books and other products about Socialism in our region and includes full support for languages based on latin script.
Komu Font families
The Komu includes the following font families:
- Komu A
- Komu B
Here is a preview of how Komu will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
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