Review: DK Au Revoir font will make you bid frumpy fonts "adieu"

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder DK Au Revoir

    PCWorld Rating

    Handwritten font DK Au Revoir helps you say your goodbyes (or anything else) with panache.

DK Au Revoir is a handwritten font that has style and flair, with subliminal don't-mess-with-me undertones. Designer David Kerkhoff  created a e lowercase o that caught my eye: It's almost a heart, but not quite.

Even though they are regular (400) weight, Au Revoir's glyphs are quite petite. As a comparison, the cap height of some of the uppercase letters (L for example) are equivalent to the same point size Times New Roman font, other letters (B, E, R) are only two thirds the size. All of the lowercase letters reach the full cap height, but have an x-height way below the median. However, the extra tall ascenders in Au Revoir add to the font's refined nature, and the diminutive size shouldn't distract from the detail that's gone into this font: Au Revoir is very well-executed, and includes more than 9,000 kerning pairs to ensure whatever your copy, it's going to look perfect.

Au Revoir contains all upper and lowercase glyphs, numbers, common punctuation, accented characters, and some special characters like the Euros symbol. However, again run this through the suitability filter: Au Revoir will look beautiful for occasional use at sizes larger than 24 point. It will add class to any brochure, flier, or newsletter; but is an understated font that doesn't demand attention. Don't send an audit announcement with Au Revoir or Comic Sans.

The free (for personal use only) demo of Au Revoir doesn't include the full kerning control, contextual and stylistic alternates, ligatures, or extensive language support you get with the full version. In addition, the embedding is restricted in the demo. Contact Kerkhoff for the full, commercial-use version.

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Handwritten font DK Au Revoir helps you say your goodbyes (or anything else) with panache.

    Pros

    • Perfect kerning
    • Nice detail
    • Display font

    Cons

    • Diminutive
    • Demo doesn't include full features
    • Single font
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