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Font of the week
October 20, 2008, 9:22 am
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Like Judith Schalansky I love black letter fonts and Fette Fraktur is probably my fave. Even if Fette Fraktur is based on lettering from the middle ages it falls back into fashion every 5-7 years, last merry-go-round was probably the Reebok campaign “I am what I am” from a few years back. I’ll be waiting for Fette Fraktur’s comeback but I love it even if it’s out of style.

I think Fette Fraktur was first issued by C.E. Weber foundry in Germany in 1875, but Linotype has made their version since.

Buy Fette Fraktur af Linotype.

Judith Schalansky
May 29, 2008, 10:46 am
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Judith Schalansky visited my workplace a while back to give a lecture on blackletter fonts. She is so fond of them that she has made an entire book about them called “Fraktur Mon Amour” and I LOVE it! I definitely have a fraktur fetish too. If you get a chance you should check it out, I think it is currently out of print but it will be back soon. It looks like a bible in pink and black, it’s scrumptious!

Buy it on amazon.