Simple. No-nonsense. Honest. Ein Kerl eben. A good guy. A chap. That's all there is to say.
Made for Karl Lagerfeld's book Chanel's Russian Connection and subsequently used for covers of books by/on Boris Mikhailov and Alexander Rodchenko. Having rediscovered it more recently, having used it, having realized just how powerful it is as a typographic tool – it transforms words into statements – made me want to include it in the KLTF library so you can enjoy using it, too.

Weights & styles

The two styles of Kerl.
[you should see weights]
Bold and Bold Italic are style-linked.


Kerl can change its appearance with help of six stylistic set features. Cyrillic alternates. A more spotty K. Plus wider E F H Z, in four steps, which allow spacing out a line – to be used sparingly though.
[you should see features]
Please note that not all operating systems and applications support OpenType features and kerning equally well, may support only some, or may support none at all.

Glyph set

Includes Latin and Cyrillic caps. Proportional numerals. Also arrows and circled numbers.
[you should see the glyphset]
This glyph set overview reflects the fonts' actual glyph order as shown in applications' glyph palette. (In InDesign CS3 and later, please open the glyph palette's options menu by clicking the little list symbol, choose 'Sort glyphs' from the bottom of this menu and select 'By CID/GID'.)

Order KLTF Kerl

PostScript-flavored OpenType fonts (.otf) for print. Minimum system requirement is Mac OSX or Windows XP.
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 Bold & Italic  $50.00*
 KLTF Kerl Manual
 KLTF Typeface Collection / Specimen
 KLTF End User License Agreement
For uses other than (yet including) print, consider licensing Kerl from FontSpring.

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