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 .
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 of December. Starting with the lowercase g of
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.