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    The FF Mister K Splendids are a Regular/Light typeface pair inspired by writer Franz Kafka’s description of two Danish friends. With their gracef… Read More
    The FF Mister K Splendids are a Regular/Light typeface pair inspired by writer Franz Kafka’s description of two Danish friends. With their gracefully flowing strokes the Splendids were designed for good Web readability, but they bring delight also to printed pages. Read Less
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Mister K Splendid
by Julia Sysmäläinen
In his diaries Franz Kafka’s contemporaries live on in detailed characterizations, often spiced with irony: “… two friends, one of them blond, resembling Richard Strauss, smiling, reserved, clever; the other dark, correctly dressed, well mannered yet firm, too dainty, lisped; both of them gourmets, kept drinking wine, coffee, beer, brandy, smoked incessantly, one poured for the other …” 

These two young men – Franz Kafka met them in summer 1914 – and Kafka’s unique handwritten diary notes were inspiration and source for the typeface pair FF Mister K Splendid & FF Mister K Splendid Light.
It’s the positive features combined with little faults and exaggerations that make the friends in Kafka’s diary and also the Splendid typeface duo so sympathetic: a splendid “semiperfect” pair.
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Mister K Splendid Light
Mister K Splendid Regular
Mister K family members received a Certificate of Typographic Excellence at the Moscow Modern Cyrillic Competition, an ISTD Premier Award in London and a TDC Award at the New York Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition.
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