Regular
Regular
Italic
Italic
Medium
Medium
Medium Italic
Medium Italic
Bold
Bold
Bold Italic
Bold Italic
Heavy
Heavy
Heavy Italic
Heavy Italic
Black
Black
Black Italic
Black Italic
Inline Regular
Inline Regular
Inline Black
Inline Black
Text Regular
Text Regular
Text Italic
Text Italic
Text Medium
Text Medium
Text Medium Italic
Text Medium Italic
Text Bold
Text Bold
Text Bold Italic
Text Bold Italic
Text Heavy
Text Heavy
Text Heavy Italic
Text Heavy Italic
Text Black
Text Black
Text Black Italic
Text Black Italic
Unconventional beauty
Unconventional beauty

FS Kim is bold and intriguing – exuberant and unmissable, but playing a supporting role when needed. This typeface shines brightest as a display font, and is perfect for applications across fashion, theatre, cultural projects and pretty much any brand that wants to make a statement. While FS Kim is dramatic, it’s incredibly versatile, too, and works to showcase content in a stylish, striking way. This font makes you look, and makes you curious – perfect for brands and publishers that relish unconventional beauty.

Krista Radoeva
Unconventional beauty
A playful text version
A playful text version

While FS Kim’s text version is more constrained than the display, the strength and playfulness remain. Modifications for the text version include larger x-heights, longer ascenders and descenders, wider proportions and spacing, longer and more defined serifs and a lower contrast. “The overall idea is that it’s not an optical size,” Radoeva explains. Text and display maintain a strong connection that mean they can be used together.

A playful text version
A display with a twist
A display with a twist

The calligraphic starting point helped to create familiar forms, while a contemporary display feel is achieved through short wedge serifs, with bold touches added through the font’s exaggerated forms and details. FS Kim’s narrow proportions, short ascenders and descenders, and tighter spacing make the font suitably compact for display use. The overall aesthetic feels bold and sharp, but closer inspection reveals that all the corners are softened.

A display with a twist
Decorative inlines
Decorative inlines

In an unusual twist, FS Kim’s display version was first drawn using a broad-nib pen to create familiar forms and elegance while still breaking from serif traditions and making it all about standout character. There are also two additional styles, based on the Regular and Black with inlines – in uppercase, figures and symbols. The inline brings an extra option for an even stronger, more decorative display use.

Decorative inlines
Lowercase
Uppercase
Superiors & Fractions
Punctuation & Marks
Ligatures
Discretionary Ligatures
Accents
Stylistic Alternatives (Set One)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Two)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Three)
Stylistic Alternatives (Set Four)
Currency & Mathematical Forms
Figures (Proportional Lining)
Figures (Proportional Oldstyle)
Figures (Tabular Lining)