type & conflict
Research, type design
My interest to develop a Fraktur font sparked because this specific group of typefaces is historically and politically charged to a noteworthy degree. Fraktur has remained cause or part of large and small conflicts and divides in Europe since its creation in the 16th century.
Guided by type designer Albert Kapr's work about the form and history of blackletter fonts, I set out to translate my personal handwriting into a blackletter font. Using an ink dip pen I developed the forms of the individual letters. To increase legibility, I decided to modernise the x, use a one-story a, and avoid the typical long s that most readers nowadays have difficulty identifying.
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