(EN) The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (NL) Op brute wijze ving de schooljuf de quasi-kalme lynx. (CS) Nechť již hříšné saxofony ďáblů rozezvučí síň úděsnými tóny waltzu, tanga a quickstepu. (HU) Jó foxim és don Quijote húszwattos lámpánál ülve egy pár bűvös cipőt készít. (RO) Înjurând pițigăiat, zoofobul comandă vexat whisky și tequila. (RU) Разъяренный чтец эгоистично бьёт пятью жердями шустрого фехтовальщика. (BG) Огньове изгаряха с блуждаещи пламъци любовта човешка на Орфей. (SR) Фијуче ветар у шибљу, леди пасаже и куће иза њих и гунђа у оџацима. (EL) Ταχίστη αλώπηξ βαφής ψημένη γη, δρασκελίζει υπέρ νωθρού κυνός. Type your own text to test the font!
The first development of Karsten typeface was inspired by signs on some old Dutch-buildings in Java. Then in the making, it blends with modern style. It’s a synthesis between two cultures, the East & the West. The typeface was named after the Dutch architect who gave major contributions to architecture and town planning in Indonesia, Herman Thomas Karsten.
It comes in nine weights from thin to black with matching italics. Its mixture of weights provide a wide range of styles that will help you find the best vibe for your projects, for headlines or a short paragraph.
Design, Publisher, Copyright, License
Design: Nasir Udin
Publisher: Nasir Udin
Hello! I am an independent type designer and illustrator based in Bali. Passionate in vintage stuff and emerging technologies as well. Before I got into type design, I had designed travel posters under the Vectro label.
My illustrative style is an impression of similar posters from the mid 20th century. As a designer, I enjoy looking to both the past and the future for inspiration. That’s why I love to blend a retro style with a futuristic concept.
I started type design on 2016 as my side project, before I take this seriously. And now, since my wife join in my project, we will work together. We used to work from coffeeshop here in Yogyakarta. We can spend about a half of our working-time in there.