The FF Mister K type family originated in the manuscripts of Austro-Hungarian writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924). The name “Mister K” comes from the main characters of the novels “The Castle” and “The Trial”. Kafka had a very expressive handwriting with strong calligraphic features. The different font members of the Mister K family reflect various moods and stages in the writer’s writing style. All Mister K text fonts provide advanced typographical support with OT-features such as alternate characters, ligatures, case-sensitive forms, fractions, super- and subscript characters, and stylistic alternates. To find out all about the Mister K project visit ffmisterk.com.
All FF Mister K fonts have OpenType features to determine the fonts’ behaviour in different contexts. Most of the coding for this is located in the features liga and calt. Generally it is best to keep these features turned on — as they are by default because then the glyph connections work best, and the overall impression is closest to Kafka’s writing styles.
Of course: On the computer you can write without mistakes. But mistakes are human, and with Mister K you can purposely show them, as well as your corrections. See below how it’s done. The editing marks shown are available for all FF Mister K text fonts.
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.