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    «Ur 1927» is a digital reanimation of the original sketches by Paul Renner made for the typeface that later became «Futura» as part of the social… Read More
    «Ur 1927» is a digital reanimation of the original sketches by Paul Renner made for the typeface that later became «Futura» as part of the social-housing program «Das Neue Frankfurt» in 1927. «Ur 1927» is not an auto-traced imitation neither an interpretation of the original source — like other revivals of pre-digital type — but an attempt to grasp the inherent design principles of the original design and the ideological impetus intended by its maker. «Ur 1927» is sticking stubbornly to the sketches made in 1927 — not performing any optical compensations or deviations from geometrical construction. In addition it incorporates all (!) alternative — radical even to contemporary eyes — letter shapes drawn by Renner. «Ur 1927» remains an anachronistic brute — but it also visualizes Renner’s progressive vision of the future and the potential shapes of the latin alphabet on the dawn of a new typographic genre — the geometric sans serif — yet to be explored. «Ur 1927» exists in two versions, sharp and rounded — the later featuring softened corners simulating the bleeding of ink. If you are interested in licensing this font get in contact via mail. Read Less
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