The quintessential Art Deco type. It was derived from the German type designer Rudolph Koch’s 1927 face Kabel, and quickly became mainstream in American typography. Koch was quoted as saying, “The task of creating a type with a pair of compasses and a straight edge has always attracted me.”
In addition to the 75 standard characters in Sans Serif Light, this 24 point size is furnished with pilcrow, parentheses, guillamets, and single-open-quote. There are also two sets of alternate characters. The first, consisting of nine caps and three lowercase, were simply given the technical designation “H92” by Monotype; these letterforms being of the rounded geometric Art-Deco style, we call them Deco Alternates. The second set is comprised of thirteen Alternate Caps. These were designated “H93” by Monotype; due to their close resemblance to the Bernhard Fashion capitals we are calling them the Fashion Alternates.