Kompakt™

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What is the Kompakt™ font?

Kompakt is one of the early typefaces of type designer Hermann Zapf, whose Palatino has long been a standard in almost every area of application. Kompakt consists of a single weight and was designed in 1952, two years after Palatino. It was produced by the foundry D. Stempel AG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where Zapf was at the time in the artistic department. The figures of this extremely strong and heavy typeface are decidedly those of a broad tipped pen. When enlarged, the sharp outlines of the characters can be clearly seen.
The unique dynamic of the alphabet is a result of its strong serifs, which on the lower case letters almost connect the letters in a line. Together with the slight slant to the right, this gives Kompakt the character of handwriting, making it look like it is always striving to go forward. Kompakt is an excellent choice for advertisements, especially for posters which should display a hint of nostalgia, and should be used only in headlines.

Kompakt™ Font families

The Kompakt™ includes the following font families:

  • Kompakt Regular

Kompakt™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Kompakt™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.


You're probably thinking - Is Kompakt™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Kompakt™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Kompakt™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Kompakt™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Kompakt™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Kompakt™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Kompakt™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Kompakt™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Kompakt™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Kompakt™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Kompakt™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)