Designed by Claudia Kipp who studied in Bielefeld, Germany. This typeface was originally part of her University thesis, and is based on a wood-type alphabet created in the 1930s that she discovered in Leipzig. She then processed the font, adding special optical effects which convey the historical sense associated with printing from woodblock typefaces. The face has been broken into different levels of apparent distress, which may be used together in a modular way, overlaying as much or as little interference as required.
How to use FF Kipp: FF Kipp No 1 is the basic font; FF Kipp No 3 is the basic distressed font. FF Kipp No 2 and No 4 are reversed versions of No 1 and No 3 respectively. FF Kipp No 5 and No 6 include various elements (not complete fonts). FF Kipp No 7 contains only width information. If you set a word in Kipp No 1 or 3, and wish to selectively add distress elements, make a duplicate text box exactly overlaid on the original word and change the typeface to either Kipp No 5 or No 6, or a combination. For characters that you do not wish to change, select Kipp No 7 (in the overlay box) and no changes will effect that character. You can then apply colours, screens and so on to the basic text or the overlay box to achieve a wide variety of effects.