FF Kosmik is a two weight family from Erik van Blokland. Instead of offering a broad range of font styles, FF Kosmik goes deep into the two weights that it has. FF Kosmik’s design includes a random element, but this abides by certain rules: each letter is selected from three alternate forms, ensuring that no three characters in a row are ever exactly alike. Van Blokland calls FF Kosmik a “flipperfont.” It gives the impression of flexibility, not unlike handwriting.
With the help of OpenType layout features, users can implement all three variants in succession, over and over again, at a rhythm of 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3, etc. (typography to a waltz time!). The result is a lively appearance that – in contrast to true random selection – ensures that color separations of FF Kosmik will not develop a mind of their own, but rather can easily be identically reproduced any time.