Dambura

A Geometric Stencil Font Based on Futura Black

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Punchy Retro Titles

Simple. Predictable. Illegible.

übergroße!

Paul Renner & Josef Albers

For display purposes only

Track & Field

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Dambura is inspired by geometric stencil fonts from the 1920’s. Paul Renner’s esoteric Futura Black was the main starting point.

Just like Renner’s stencil font, Dambura uses primitive shapes to build a complete alphabet. The typeface subscribes to stricter constraints however, simplifying letterforms even further. Dambura eschews unexpected flourishes in favour of tedious conformity, predictability and illegibility. Read more →

Font Features

  • Uppercase, lowercase and numbers
  • Common punctuation and other symbols
  • Standard ligatures (fi, ff, fj and more)
  • Discretionary ligatures (including fa, ra, Ti and more)
  • Supports English and German
Cornflakes
Jazz!
Catch-22

Dambura is completely free to use for personal applications.

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Dambura and this accompanying microsite were designed and produced by Rory Macrae. This site uses textfit.js and Futura PT. It’s hosted on GitHub pages and uses Cloudflare. © 2017.