ONCE JABANA WAS BORN IN HAMBURG ST.PAULI
WHILE SITTING AT A BAR AND HAVING A BEER
SUDDENLY SOME BEAUTIFUL MENU CARD LETTERS APPEAR.
SKETCHING & OPENTYPE FEATURES HELPED TO REALIZE
AN ALMOST RANDOMIZED & VARYING LETTER PARADISE
SOME CALL IT TYPEFACE!?
Jabana RegularClick to Edit
Jabana Thin
Jabana Light
Jabana Regular
Jabana Bold
Jabana Wide Thin
Jabana Wide Light
Jabana Wide Regular
Jabana Wide Bold
Jabana Extra Wide Thin
Jabana Extra Wide Light
Jabana Extra Wide Regular
Jabana Extra Wide Bold
Jabana Extended Thin
Jabana Extended Light
Jabana Extended Regular
Jabana Extended Bold
Jabana Extra Extended Thin
Jabana Extra Extended Light
Jabana Extra Extended Regular
Jabana Extra Extended Bold

Jabana — inspired by having a ’Schorle’ in Hamburg’s coffee bars, Jabana’s smooth handwritten marker curves come in 20 styles across 5 widths: from the super-compressed to the extended.

A particularly wide range of OpenType features define Jabana. Each letter, numeral and punctuation mark has three alternates and after being randomly picked by the Contextual Alternates OpenType feature (or accessed via stylistic sets ss01, ss02) they ensure text set in Jabana has a lively, handwritten appearance.

But Jabana doesn’t stop there: it comes with the character set to deliver serious European typography. Alongside standard accented letters, fractions, mathematical glyphs, superiors and inferiors, you will find alternates, extra bullets, different arrows, negative figures and roman numerals. For decoration or distinction, there are extra bullets and numerator and denominator sets that include the full A-Z, their own punctuation and, for an additional decorative touch, can stand alone, atop a dot or a line.

If Jabana is a bit too crazy for your purposes, have a look at Jabana Alt. This alternative has some more standard forms, a larger x-height and shorter descenders. And, if you need some fancy designs try the nice Jabana Extra.

The name Jabana comes from a container used to brew coffee in traditional Ethiopian, Eritrean and Eastern Sudanese coffee ceremonies. It is usually made of pottery, has a spherical base, a neck and pouring spout a handle where the neck connects to the base.

Nils Thomsen
Designed by
Nils Thomsen
in 2014

otf and ttf for desktop and apps, plus woffwoff2 and eot for web

Providing 20 styles in 4 weights and 5 widths with 1500 glyphs per font and 2 alternates for each letter

Language Support
Open Type Features

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Jabana Family
142.00
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142.00
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Jabana Thin
23.00
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Jabana Light
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Regular
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Bold
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Wide Thin
23.00
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Jabana Wide Light
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Wide Regular
23.00
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Jabana Wide Bold
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Thin
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Jabana Extra Wide Light
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Jabana Extra Wide Regular
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Jabana Extra Wide Bold
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Jabana Extended Thin
23.00
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23.00
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Jabana Extended Light
23.00
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Jabana Extended Regular
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Jabana Extended Bold
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Jabana Extra Extended Thin
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23.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Light
23.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Regular
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Jabana Extra Extended Bold
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Jabana Family
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Jabana Light
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Jabana Regular
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Jabana Bold
57.00
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57.00
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Jabana Wide Thin
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Jabana Wide Light
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Jabana Wide Regular
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Jabana Wide Bold
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57.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Thin
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Jabana Extra Wide Light
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Jabana Extra Wide Regular
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Jabana Extra Wide Bold
57.00
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57.00
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Jabana Extended Thin
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57.00
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Jabana Extended Bold
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57.00
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57.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Regular
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57.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Bold
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Jabana Light
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Jabana Regular
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Bold
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Wide Thin
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Wide Light
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Wide Regular
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Wide Bold
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Thin
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Light
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Regular
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Wide Bold
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extended Thin
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extended Light
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extended Regular
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extended Bold
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Thin
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Light
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Regular
230.00
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230.00
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Jabana Extra Extended Bold
230.00
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230.00
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