Niklaas: For tasty typography!
Tasty chocolate and type are combined in Niklaas: the most complete chocolate letters collection to date. Niklaas stretches color font technology to new levels and combines usability with delicious flavour. It brings the Dutch treat of chocoladeletters to your keyboard, rich in digital details that make every character a sugary treat and the perfect choice for the sweetest words.
The history of edible letters goes back centuries, and those first letters were used to teach children the alphabet or were a gift for good luck. The early letters were made out of bread or pastry, but with the advancement of chocolate processing, chocolate letters took over, with their rich flavour and better shelf life. And now the edible letter come into the digital age, as Niklaas brings the chocolate letters to life in high detail, replicating them in realistic vibrancy.
Chocolate, for our time
The characters of Niklaas shine as ornamented initials, numerals and punctation symbols, allowing you to typeset all your texts in 100% pure cacao. It goes beyond previous chocolate-cast type as it updates the chocolate letter to a letter of our time with wide Latin script support. This allows Niklaas to write names that were once excluded by physical chocolate, from Árthur to Özcan.
Every color font needs a solid base, and Niklaas is built upon a slab serif designed with chocolate-casting in mind. Corners are rounded to allow easy release from the mould, thin parts are strengthened to prevent breaking and all elements are cast as one element. Now you can be sure no chocolate is lost when you open the wrapper! This strong base allows Niklaas to have its defining bevel, with bold shadows and defining highlights.
The full color styles of Niklaas range from White to Milk to Pure, and if you choose for the full package, the elusive and exclusive Ruby chocolate version will be yours as well! Together with the solid, non-color version you can mix and match the styles, creating a dazzling headline or subtle footnote. The Niklaas family has a style for each situation, allowing you to pick just the right style.
Compared to pixel-based alternatives, the vector-drawings of Niklaas can be scaled up to any size without a loss of quality, and the typeface allows easy acces to any character from the keyboard. Choose decorated or plain letters by using the upper and lower case and swap chocolate styles easily, choosing your favourite flavour. Niklaas has been developed for ease of use, allowing you to access it’s many functions without special design programs.
Niklaas is the most advanced and tasty chocolate letter typeface to date, and pushes color font technology into the future. It is a typographic treat, usable all throughout the year. But it shines a little bit extra during the Dutch holiday of Sinterklaas in december! Niklaas fills the chocolate-flavoured gap in your font collection, so now it’s time for you to find out what you have been missing!
Before you buy
Color fonts have limitations: Make sure your preferred software or app supports color fonts, and be aware that there are currently no apps that allow colour changing without outlining. For ease and support for various programs Niklaas comes with both SVG and COLR color font variants. Unsure if Niklaas works for you? Download and install test fonts (with just the letter A) here.