Fabel, the animal alphabet

Fabel, the animal typeface
It’s the animal kingdom at your fingertips: Fabel gives you the world’s fauna, wrapped up in a typeface! Over 300 detailed, characterful illustrated glyphs fill out this animal alphabet, from the A of Anteater to the Z of Zander.

The diversity of Earth’s wildlife is captured in the most complete animal alphabet to date: With a full Latin characters set in upper AND lower case, a large range of punctuation, mathematical symbols, tabular and old-style numerals and much, much more!

Animal alphabet forming words with punctuation
Animal alphabet forming words

The animal world
Showcasing animals from all the corners of the world, Fabel goes beyond the basic Latin A-Z. Each character has it’s own diacritics and language specific characters merge language and habitat into one glyph: The IJ is shaped as a Dutch Keeshond and Scandinavian characters such as the Ø and Å take the form of a Reindeer, and Arctic Fox.

Animal alphabet punctuation, lemniscate, question mark and exclamation mark
Animal alphabet set of different cards

Character and Animal
The punctuation of Fabel merges glyph, context and animal, keeping the theme of an animal font true in all characters: A snail replaces the period, the monster of Loch Ness is a big question mark, the ampersand merges Elephant and Tapir and the lemniscate poses the question: What came first: The chicken or the egg?

Letter G in shape of a Giraffe
Animal alphabet forming words

It’s all in the details
Many animal fonts take an existing font as a base, adding whiskers and tails to lettershapes. Fabel however, takes the animal as starting point for the letter, making it possible to showcase animals at their finest.

Each glyph was drawn with care to maximise readability, while keeping the animal recognisable and characterful. Tiny details are not overlooked as hooves, claws and tails are all used to transform the animal into a fitting shape.

Flamingo and Lemur letter animations
Animal alphabet set of flyers

OpenType features
OpenType features are used to enrich Fabel, adding features such as ligatures and old-style numerals. Ligatures allow special versions of animal combinations (such as the letters ff, fl and fi) while the old-style numerals transform the animals into prehistoric beasts!

Animal alphabet numbers, tabular and old-style
Animal alphabet x height

3 styles in one package
Fabel offers you plenty design possibilities! The three different weights, Line, Inner and Filled allow you to layer texts in any combination you like. Layer line over inner, or use inner or filled alone on a background. Buy Fabel and you get all of the styles at once!

Animal alphabet forming words
Animal alphabet party invitations

A full encyclopaedia
Fabel is an animal sanctuary filled with characterful carnivores, omnivores and herbivores: All of these together make each keystroke an adventure, giving you the possibilities to use Leopards next to Lemurs, Sharks next to Seals and a Quetzalcoatlus next to a Humming bird.: It’s all up to you!

Want to release the wildlife into your words? Then let Fabel load up your keyboard with the world’s fauna!

Animal alphabet overview of different letters and styles

The animal kingdom. Typeable.
with over 300 Glyphs in 3 weights.