Kontour Foundry


Sibylle Hagmanns Kontour Studio ist seit Dezember letzen Jahres auch offiziell eine Type Foundry. Zur Eröffnung wurde die neue serifenlose Axia vorgestellt und die bereits bekannten Schriften Odile, Cholla und auch Elido – Elido haben wir euch bereits im Slanted Magazine #12 präsentiert. 

Axia™ is a robust sans serif of concise letter forms. It comes in ten weights from Light to Black with extended language support, a host of OpenType features including Small Caps, multiple figure styles, and more. Each, the roman and italic weights harmonize perfectly in line width. Text set in Light or Black results in the same fit. Two stencil display weights with a unique aesthetic and perfect for captivating type sizes add further distinctive options to the typographic palette.

Elido™ (Odile in reverse) is the sans counterpart to the Odile type. Together they form a sans/serif superfamily with a wide range of variations for editorial use. Elido follows Odile’s proportions and matches the weight and typographic color of its serif twin.

Odile™ is a text typeface with bracketed head and bracket-free bottom lower case serifs, a quality that counters rigidness most traditional slab serif typefaces possess. This contemporary design draws inspiration from an experimental typeface named Charter originally designed by the American book and type designer William Addision Dwiggins.


The Cholla™ typeface family was designed in 1998-99 and named after a species of cactus indigenous to the Mojave Desert. Cholla was originally developed for Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.