The designer Martin Dovey created the font in 1930 for the Monotype Corporation. The typeface is heavy in weight with the letters clipped at the top and bottom. Kino is unique among display types. Display typefaces with triangular serifs are sometimes called "Latins"; Kino is referred to as a "serifless Latin." Use Kino sparingly in informal display situations. Kino is part of the Linotype Library. Kino is a trademark of Monotype Typography.