Fraktur

Typography through the Centuries—Fraktur

For:

Design program, University of San Francisco

Type:

Print Posters, 30" x 40"

Description:

This series of posters showcases three influential fonts in the history of typography, highlighting their unique features and drawing inspiration from how each font was originally used. Featured fonts include: Fette Fraktur, the most beloved of the Blackletter fonts; Baskerville, the trademark of transitional serif fonts; and the modern epitome of Swiss International typography, Helvetica. Each typeface was created at least 100 years apart from each other.

Fette Fraktur is portrayed in dark, rich colors to reflect its Gothic origins. The poster includes elaborate center-aligned paragraphs proudly displaying the umlauts and ettsetts due to its genesis and popularity in German-speaking countries.

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