Kairos

Kairos®

Choose your moment.

A contemporary take on 19th century American wood type faces that replaced curves with bevelled corners, Kairos spans the full palette of weights and widths, all with italics and small caps. Monotype Studio’s Terrance Weinzierl has made it many things: stocky and uncompromising in some weights; agile and good-natured in others. Ideal for big-talking headlines and subheads, branding and packaging, it’s also a candidate for text, with a range of readable middle weights. And, because it’s so square, it feels at home in the pixel grid and digital settings.

Designers

  • Terrance Weinzierl

Foundry

  • Monotype Studio

Classification

  • Serif
  • Slab Serif
  • Geometric
  • Headline
  • Sports

About Kairos

Kairos is equal parts traditional and digital. Inspired by 19th century wood type fonts called Grecians, it’s an octagonal slab serif at its core. The serif detailing makes it radiate in headlines, with the square serifs driving its performance in text. The 51 weights and widths—all with small caps—offer a flexible and usable contemporary palette of styles perfect for branding, advertising and packaging.

Kairos is stout, but has energy. It often looks athletic, industrial, and stern, while the subtle rounded features can also give it a gentlemanly and gracious demeanor.

Designers

Terrance Weinzierl

Terrance Weinzierl

As a Senior Type Designer in the Monotype Studio, Terrance Weinzierl has been creating and modifying typefaces for the Monotype Library and a wide range of brands since 2008. In addition to working on custom projects for Microsoft, Google, Barnes & Noble, Domino’s and SAP, he’s designed type for video games, professional sports teams and auto manufacturers.

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