Typeface Josef K echoes Kafka’s prestigious status at his working place, the Workmen’s Accident Insurance Institute of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is a bold script with its ductus derived from a broad-nibbed ink pen and combines a clear, self-confident stroke with the calligraphic features so typical for Franz Kafka’s handwriting. With more than 2500 glyphs and Western, Central European and Extended Cyrillic character sets, it is a truly pan-European script.
Josef K Paneuropean is a largely connected script and contains a complex OpenType feature code that determines the positioning of its glyphs. Texts set in the font get their most lively appearance when OpenType savvy programs are used and “standard ligatures” and “contextual / stylistic alternates” are turned on.