Crack Grotesk

Crack Grotesk is a geometrical grotesque based on a circle form without depending on mathematical guidelines. Extreme transitions of joins from thin to thick, dynamic up- and downstrokes, as well as slightly cursive spurs grant Crack Grotesk a lively and strong type-face ranging from Thin to an extremely thick Super cut.

Crack Grotesk Thin
Crack Grotesk Extra Light
Crack Grotesk Light
Crack Grotesk Regular
Crack Grotesk Medium
Crack Grotesk Bold
Crack Grotesk Black
Crack Grotesk Super


The main characteristic of Crack Grotesk are the thin joins. Based on old Grotesk typefaces, like the steep leg on ‘K/k’ or the wide-ranging extensive stroke on ‘e’, Crack Grotesk breaks the geometrical character, as well.

OpenType Features

Crack Grotesk offers a variety of OpenType features for professional typography. Next to nice to type standards like superior lowercase and figures, as well as tabular figures and tabular punctuation marks, there is also an alternate ‘G’ with a spur, a double-storey ‘a’ and a Berlin-typical ‘ß’. All characters are included in related letters: For example, the double-storey ‘a’ also exists for superior lowercase or the alternate ‘1’ for fractions and circular digits.










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Crack Grotesk was developed with the intention of appearing in an extremely present and powerful way. Therefor, a geometrical form-language was chosen, giving the characters a massive personality. The prominent distinction between capital and minuscule letters is based on early grotesques to break linear geometrics and to slightly highlight capital letters. This difference is becoming more prominent in bolder cuts, ending in Super cut, in which the stroke width is largely set apart. However, the counters resonate through their minor white space, making sure that the cuts still form a unit.

Beside Crack Grotesk’s geometric character and it’s steep joins, slanted spurs on ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘g’ and ‘q’ crack the linear stems and the geometry. They also ensure that the form-like letters can be told apart in a better way, benefitting the font’s legibility.





Superior Lowercase


Figures Standard/Tabular


Standard Fractions


Circled Figures









Punctation Standard


Punctation Tabular


Punctation Case


Punctation Ornaments

Currencies Standard/Tabular


Symbols Math


Symbols Standard


Symbols Greek


Symbols Geometric

Arrows Standard/Alternate Arrows/Arrows Heads

Supported Languages

Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese/Kiribati, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba/Ciluba/Kasai, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Moldovan/Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan/Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Seychellois-Creole, Swazi, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zulu

Crack Grotesk Specimen


If you want to test out Crack Grotesk, please send me an email with information about your project and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Typeface Crack Grotesk
Designed by Gabriel Richter
Published in 2018
Fontproduction by Christoph Koeberlin
Thanks to Jonas Schneider for feedback and testing

Crack Grotesk is a trademark of nice to type
Copyright © 2018 by nice to type – Gabriel Richter. All rights reserved.