Kommissar was originally designed for Florian Bachleda’s redesign of Fast Company in 2011. The magazine needed a condensed typeface that suggested the future while referencing the past. The family is inspired by 1920s and ‘30s-era German display faces such as Plak Condensed and Vertikal. The lively texture of round and sharp corners along with a lack of notches in the arches keeps all of the “action” on the tops and bottoms of the characters. With this simplified lowercase, Kommissar gives headlines and short blocks of text an unusual, but unique visual rhythm.