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Famous for:
Stylised 20yh century revival of Fraktur

 

Applications: Advertising and Display

 

Ubiquity:

Rarely used

 

Category:

Blackletter Fraktur

 

Stress: Vertical

Serifs: Calligraphic

Date: 1910

Designer:
Rudolf Koch

Foundry:
Klingspor

Location:
Offenbach Am Main, Germany

Current equivalent:
Fette Deutsche Schrift (digitised by Dieter Steffmann)

See also:
Neuland, by the same designer, Berthold Trump Deutsch

Technologies:
Metal (foundry)
Postscript
Truetype

Design history:
A very heavy textura designed by Germany's most eminent calligrapher and type designer of the early 20th century. The rounded edges of the letterforms and the flow of the shapes reinforce the organic nature of the blackletter style, and reflect the German variant of Art Nouveau, called Jugendstil (youth style). Deutschschrift translates as 'German letter' and could be seen as an emblem of rising nationalism within Germany at that time.

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picture: Klingspor catalogue