Karo was developed during a workshop held by Avoid Red Arrows. Since the topic of the workshop was »Stencils« Karo was originally designed as a stencil font. Two laser-cut stencils (one for each style) were produced and made suitable for the very common pencil Stabilo 88 which is available in a wide range of colours. The typeface consists of the two styles »Hoch« and »Quer« (horizontal and vertical). Each letter is made of single horizontal or vertical lines, which give a check pattern (german: »Karo«) if you combine these two styles. Using your colour pens will create more possibilities for how to combine all those lines.
Karo was published in Typodarium 2012 and Slanted Magazine #15.