Felix Braden has released Kontiki, a typeface that digitally simulates a handmade woodprint, but less expensive to produce and easier to correct. To create the typeface, 193 glyphs were manually cut into five wooden plates and carefully printed by hand.
Kontiki offers a graphic designer the possibility to create a printed image that is very close to a traditional woodcut. As the warmth of manually printed matter demonstrates a special effort and has become a sign of quality and good taste, Kontiki is quiet useful for advertising, packaging, editorial and corporate design.
Images: Courtesy of Felix Braden