Robert Holmkvist

13 Aug 2020


Robert Holmkvist has created a new typeface called Smalfet an interpretation of Walter Haettenschweiler’s iconic Schmalfette Grotesk from 1954. Schmalfette was used by Willy Fleckhaus in his innovative designs for Twen Magazine in the 1960s.

Whilst the original was uppercase only, Smalfet has both uppercase and lowercase character set, full latin language support and italics.

The name Smalfet is the Swedish translation of the German original. It is narrow and bold, just as the name suggests.

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