Justin Penner

Kabella: a 1920s monoline geometric swash sans

Business in the miniscule—party in the majuscule!

Kabella is based on a rare variant of Rudolf Koch’s famous Kabel typeface, where he designed swash capitals to go with the sans-serif lowercase.


Have a closer look at Kabella in the new specimen booklet.

Character Sets

  • Adobe Latin 1
  • Google Fonts Latin Core
  • MacOS Roman (Standard Latin)
  • MS Windows 1252 Western (Standard Latin)
  • ISO 8859-1 Latin-1 Western European

Language Support

Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Basque, Bemba, Bena, Breton, Catalan, Chiga, Cornish, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, German, Gusii, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kabuverdianu, Kalenjin, Kinyarwanda, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Manx, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Portuguese, Quechua, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Sena, Shambala, Shona, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Teso, Uzbek, Volapük, Vunjo, Welsh, Western Frisian, Zulu

Extra Features

  • Tabular/proportional/lining/oldstyle figures
  • Fractions, superiors/inferiors
  • Arrows
  • Historic German forms (long s, ch-ck-tz ligatures, sz eszett)

License Agreement

Read the applicable license agreement for more details about what you can and can’t do with this typeface.

Free Updates

If any updates are released, whether it’s to fix errors, add new glyphs and features, or expanding the typeface to new weights and styles, you will get the updates free. Updates will be sent out by email, or upon request. All updates will have a new version number in the name that you see in your application’s dropdown menus. This allows multiple versions of the font to be installed at once, so the fonts in your old documents don’t change unless you want them to.

Get Kabella

Kabella is available in a variety of licensed formats.

License Kabella from Gumroad Desktop/print, web, e-book and app licenses

You can also get a Trial License in exchange for your name and email address.