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This is a project from my communications design studies at HTW Berlin done in 2010. For typography class I compared two quite similar fonts: Futu… Read More
This is a project from my communications design studies at HTW Berlin done in 2010. For typography class I compared two quite similar fonts: Futura by Paul Renner and Super Grotesk by Anton Drescher. As you may know, Super Grotesk is said to be some kind of a rip-off of Futura, extremely often used in the eastern part of Germany (DDR) during the German division from 1949 to 1990, while Futura was one of the most commonly used fonts of the western part (BRD). I compared the details of both fonts with help of some of the most common east–west stereotypes like cars, beverage, or swimwear. Read Less
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Futura vs Super Grotesk