Babetta Font and Type Family


Babetta is an uppercase display typeface that comes with some decorative typographical features. Alongside a set of arrows and flower icons, it also includes an alternative ›E‹, some special diacritic marks, a wavy ›S‹ and a series of ligatures. This typographical tool box provides a large and playful variety of options for headlines and logotypes.

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Babetta Type Family Specimen
Babetta features 5 weights and a special ›Neon‹ version.Babetta Type Family Weights
The initial inspiration for Babetta was an illuminated vintage shop sign—that of a famous bookstore in Berlin called ›Karl-Marx-Buchhandlung‹ that dates back to the days of East Germany. During the course of the design process, this slightly shabby historical original was kissed by an Italian Art Deco beauty and has blossomed into a new typeface with its own special charm. The aim was not to preserve the original lettering, but to use it as a starting point for typographical exploration.Babetta BuchhandlungFor ›Neon‹ there are 3 styles with exactly the same metrics, so it is easily possible to apply different colors to the layers.Babetta Type Family NeonThere is a round alternative version of ›E‹, accessible by the OpenType feature Stylistic set 01.Babetta Type Family Stylistic Set 1Babetta contains alternative versions for scandinavian diacritics and german umlauts. This feature is reachable by Stylistic set 03 in InDesign or the glyphs menu.Babetta Type Family Stylistic Set 3The expressive wavy ›S‹ is hidden in the Stylistic set 02—there is also a version for ›SS‹. The fonts contain a bunch of decorative ligatures. These can be accessed by the Discretionary ligatures feature.Babetta Type Family Stylistic Set 2Arrow feature: The fonts make it easy to create arrows with the keyboard. For an arrow to the right just type ->, arrow to the left is <-, arrow up is -^ and arrow down ^-. In the same manner it is easy to get a real copyright sign (C) or registered sign (R). This works with Discretionary ligatures feature, which must be switched on in the Adobe applications.Babetta Type Family Arrow FeatureA set of flower icons in every font is accessible via the glyph palette in InDesign.Babetta Type Family Flower IconsThe fonts come with a large set of diacritic signs and supporting a wide range of latin languages.Babetta Type Family Character Set

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