Lichtbild-Ausweis für die Wankbahn und die Kreuzeckbahn in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

News|Fonts in Use|Florian Hardwig 2013-11-30 12:36:45

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A mid-1930s photo identification from the collection of Flickr userNarziß, an open Roman by Walter Tiemann, released in 1921 by Gebr. Klingspor. There are two different digitizations, both under the English name Narcissus. Neither Jim Spiece's (Spiece Graphics, 1993, with a Solid cut) nor Brian Lucid's version (Font Bureau, 1995) is a 100% faithful rendition: 'Q' and comma are closer to the metal original in the former, 'Æ' is more authentic in the latter. Diacritics and guillemets are off in both revivals. So is the eszett. The digital versions lack the long s (ſ) and most of the ligatures included in the original (ch, ck, ff, fi, fl, ft, ſi, ſſ, tz). Their hyphen is single, not double as depicted above.

Narziß itself is a revival. In Decorated types (The Fleuron, Vol. 6, 1928), Stanley Morison mentions that "Tiemann re-drew … shadowed letters which Fournier had made in 1760". After the 'hand-tooled' Goudy".

The Roman isTages-Antiqua, designed by Louis Hoell and released in 1913 by Flinsch (re-released ten years later by Bauer after the takeover). There is no digital version yet, but Bauer Types SA stillNationalschmalhalbfett, released in 1933 by Ludwig & Mayer.

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Authentic

Authentic

Klingspor

Klingspor

Bauer Types

Bauer Types

Ludwig & Mayer

Ludwig & Mayer

Spiece Graphics

Spiece Graphics

Font Bureau

Font Bureau