Jure Stojan, 2003
Jure Stojan first created JY Klin for a student magazine in Ljubljana, Slovenia. âIt was borne out of my frustration with layout [programs] and their taste for messing with decent fonts (making the headline occupy the entire column width at any cost, for instance). Therefore, I designed a âheavy dutyâ display fontâ”it can be extended up to 120 per cent without any loss in quality (it is fairly condensed, so no one could think of squeezing it any further). I even used the font, stretched by the very 120 per cent, for 10 point text and the result was surprisingly legible (given some peculiar details prominent at display size)
With a low contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes, and distinctive character forms, JY Klin is a crisp and useful display typefaceâ”and, at text sizes and extended an extra 20 per cent, it is an innovative solution to the 21st-century typographic habits.
Klin is JY&A Fontsâ first all-new OpenType release.
The meaning of Klin
A word no longer used in its original, denotative form, klin is still in use in everyday Slovenian, including in some popular expressions. There are deï¬nitions including wedge, peg, pin and spike, but Stojan believes most Slovenians know the word to be akin to the inï¬nitives to give up or curesâ”used in the sense of drinks cure hangovers.
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