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 48 point size is furnished with parentheses, guillamets, and single-open-quote. There is also a set of thirteen Alternate Caps. These were simply designated “H93” by Monotype; but due to their close resemblance to the Bernhard Fashion capitals we are calling them the Fashion Alternates.