Crack Grotesk

Crack Grotesk is a geometrical grotesque based on a circle form without depending on mathematical guidelines. Extreme transitions of joins from thin to thick, dynamic up- and downstrokes, as well as slightly cursive spurs grant Crack Grotesk a lively and strong type-face ranging from Thin to an extremely thick Super cut.

Crack Grotesk Thin
Crack Grotesk Extra Light
Crack Grotesk Light
Crack Grotesk Regular
Crack Grotesk Medium
Crack Grotesk Bold
Crack Grotesk Black
Crack Grotesk Super

Characteristic

The main characteristic of Crack Grotesk are the thin joins. Based on old Grotesk typefaces, like the steep leg on ‘K/k’ or the wide-ranging extensive stroke on ‘e’, Crack Grotesk breaks the geometrical character, as well.

OpenType Features

Crack Grotesk offers a variety of OpenType features for professional typography. Next to übertype standards like superior lowercase and figures, as well as tabular figures and tabular punctuation marks, there is also an alternate ‘G’ with a spur, a double-storey ‘a’ and a Berlin-typical ‘ß’. All characters are included in related letters: For example, the double-storey ‘a’ also exists for superior lowercase or the alternate ‘1’ for fractions and circular digits.

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Details

Crack Grotesk was developed with the intention of appearing in an extremely present and powerful way. Therefor, a geometrical form-language was chosen, giving the characters a massive personality. The prominent distinction between capital and minuscule letters is based on early grotesques to break linear geometrics and to slightly highlight capital letters. This difference is becoming more prominent in bolder cuts, ending in Super cut, in which the stroke width is largely set apart. However, the counters resonate through their minor white space, making sure that the cuts still form a unit.

Beside Crack Grotesk’s geometric character and it’s steep joins, slanted spurs on ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘g’ and ‘q’ crack the linear stems and the geometry. They also ensure that the form-like letters can be told apart in a better way, benefitting the font’s legibility.

Uppercase

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Lowercase

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Superior Lowercase

Habcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyza

Figures Standard/Tabular

012345678901
012345678901

Standard Fractions

½¼¾

Circled Figures

Inferiors

H012345678901

Denominators

H012345678901

Numerators

H012345678901

Superscript

H012345678901

Punctation Standard

.,:;!¡?¿/\_-‑­·'"*«»()[]{}#

Punctation Tabular

.,:;()[]{}·

Punctation Case

¡¿/\-‑­«»()[]{}

Punctation Ornaments

Currencies Standard/Tabular

฿¢¤$ƒ£¥
฿¢¤$ƒ£¥

Symbols Math

+×÷=><±~¬%%^°|¦µ

Symbols Standard

@@@@&§©®

Symbols Greek

ΑΒΓΔΕΩΜΠαβγεδμπω

Symbols Geometric

Arrows Standard/Alternate Arrows/Arrows Heads

Supported Langues

Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese/Kiribati, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba/Ciluba/Kasai, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Moldovan/Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan/Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Seychellois-Creole, Swazi, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zulu

Crack Grotesk Specimen

Typeface Crack Grotesk
Designed by Gabriel Richter
Published in 2018
Fontproduction by Christoph Koeberlin
Thanks to Jonas Schneider for feedback and testing


Crack Grotesk is a trademark of übertype
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