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 72 standard characters in Sans Serif Light, this 36 point size is furnished with parentheses, pilcrow, and guillamets. There is also a set of Alternate Characters consisting of nine caps and three lowercase. These were simply given the technical designation “H92” by Monotype; being of the rounded geometric Art-Deco style, we call them the Deco Alternates.