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UNI0020 ➽ As you can see, you still see nothing! :-)

UNI0020 ➽ As you can see, you still see nothing! :-)

I drew inspiration for this letter from a photo I took in October on my type-safari in Würzburg. Due to the hipsters, the mere form isn’t exceptional any more. What’s exceptional in this case is the dating and place, where it can be found: An oriel tower of the Röntgen Gymnasium at Sanderring, a transport nodal point in Würzburg. “The hipster-R already existed in Art Nouveau!” tweeted Christoph Köberlin .

I drew inspiration for this letter from a photo I took in October on my type-safari in Würzburg. Due to the hipsters, the mere form isn’t exceptional any more. What’s exceptional in this case is the dating and place, where it can be found: An oriel tower of the Röntgen Gymnasium at Sanderring, a transport nodal point in Würzburg. “The hipster-R already existed in Art Nouveau!” tweeted Christoph Köberlin .

Todays letter is the ampersand of Underware‘s »Auto 2 Italic« and »Auto 1 Roman«. Beside the letters virtuous design a quote from Robert Bringhurst’s legendary Elements of Typographic Style is proofing such expressive shapes:        “Since the ampersand is more often used in display work than in ordinary text, the more creative versions are more useful. There is rarely any reason not to borrow the italic ampersand for use with roman text.”

Todays letter is the ampersand of Underware‘s »Auto 2 Italic« and »Auto 1 Roman«. Beside the letters virtuous design a quote from Robert Bringhurst’s legendary Elements of Typographic Style is proofing such expressive shapes: “Since the ampersand is more often used in display work than in ordinary text, the more creative versions are more useful. There is rarely any reason not to borrow the italic ampersand for use with roman text.”

The K from today really is a majuscule K. The form is borrowed from my own handwriting.  Sometime shortly after I had left primary school (after the fourth grade in Germany) I started to change my handwriting. I considered it being ugly, illegible and dull and decided to work on it. In the beginning I gave up the “Lateinische Ausgangsschrift” (the script first grade pupils are taught in Germany) in favour of unconnected letters.

The K from today really is a majuscule K. The form is borrowed from my own handwriting. Sometime shortly after I had left primary school (after the fourth grade in Germany) I started to change my handwriting. I considered it being ugly, illegible and dull and decided to work on it. In the beginning I gave up the “Lateinische Ausgangsschrift” (the script first grade pupils are taught in Germany) in favour of unconnected letters.

Typophiles and type designers, always zealous to see letters around every corner — fogies … and that’s why we are going to take a look at several letters and their story behind. Starting today, until the 24th of December.    Starting with the lowercase g of »Franziska«, a font currently in development: A clumsy calligraphy lead to a distinctively shaped letter, which is at least — after digital fine-tuning — working well in a functional textface.

Typophiles and type designers, always zealous to see letters around every corner — fogies … and that’s why we are going to take a look at several letters and their story behind. Starting today, until the 24th of December. Starting with the lowercase g of »Franziska«, a font currently in development: A clumsy calligraphy lead to a distinctively shaped letter, which is at least — after digital fine-tuning — working well in a functional textface.

Let's go to the MeM micro-site    MEM is an eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next.

Let's go to the MeM micro-site MEM is an eccentric experimental type system created by Elena Schädel and Jakob Runge in 2012. It produces many personalities, each individual and emotive. You will never know which of the alternating letters is going to occur next.

Sometimes a surprise, sometimes prediction: an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities    > www.mem.26plus-zeichen.de

Sometimes a surprise, sometimes prediction: an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities > www.mem.26plus-zeichen.de

MeM at work — or — How to use MeM by MeM. MeM is an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities.

MeM at work — or — How to use MeM by MeM. MeM is an interactive type system with a wide range of individual personalities.

Im gleichen Maße wie die Schrift durch OpenType-Features aufgemischt wird, ist sie auch gezielt anwendbar: Durch Stylistic Alternates können kräftige und leichte Zeichen voneinander getrennt oder auch komplett in einen einzelnen der vier Schriftschnitte zerlegt werden.

Im gleichen Maße wie die Schrift durch OpenType-Features aufgemischt wird, ist sie auch gezielt anwendbar: Durch Stylistic Alternates können kräftige und leichte Zeichen voneinander getrennt oder auch komplett in einen einzelnen der vier Schriftschnitte zerlegt werden.