Camera

Camera

  • Regular
  • Medium
  • Bold
  • Heavy
  • Black

Camera Plain

Camera Plain

  • Regular
  • Medium
  • Bold
  • Heavy
  • Black

Features

Alternate a, g, R & G

Gold’s

Ragtime

Alternate a

a a

Alternate g

g g

Alternate G

G G

Alternate R

R R

Rounded Punctuation

,;? “”.: ij äöü

,;? “”.: ij äöü

About Camera

About this typeface

Info

ABC Camera has been orbiting around our cosmos for a long time, and it might be one of the most requested typefaces in our inbox to date. Like many of our fonts, it can be considered an “early work” of our co-founder Fabian Harb, conceptualized around Dinamo’s inception days. ABC Camera itself is a reinterpretation of light traps, which were originally used in the 60s and 70s to make text more readable on TV screens. Similar in logic to ink traps, light traps compensated for low resolution: When the font appeared, the screen’s blur filled in its holes so that each letter looked complete.

Light traps were such an unintentionally bold visual feature, and so we’ve scaled them up for ABC Camera, and we’ve begun to refer to them as “holes” (as in Swiss Emmental). The font is available without the holes, bringing it back to full functionality and forming an interesting typeface in its own right. Overall, ABC Camera is a neutral, toned-down grotesque similar in style to Helvetia but with freer, less strictly defined proportions and a narrower body. Both the hole and Plain versions are available as a full family of five weights, including Italics.

Credits

Design: Dinamo (Johannes Breyer, Fabian Harb, Robert Janes) with Sascha Bente
Spacing and Kerning: Igino Marini
Production: Dinamo (Robert Janes)

Supported Languages

Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bemba, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malay, Maltese, Montenegrin, Māori, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Inari Sami, Lule Sami, Northern Sami, Southern Sami, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh and more

Character Overview

Camera In Use

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