Fascinated by Fonts?

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Karlgeorg Hoefer, a famous German calligrapher, developed a universal pen with novel writing and drawing features for Brause. As a result of this he began to design typefaces.

Hoefer developed his first font – Salto – from lettering done with the broad nib Brause 505. Using this nib he produced broad, thick strokes as well as extremely thin lines. This expressive lettering was reminicent of brush strokes.

Karl Klingspor liked Hoefer’s design so much he produced it at his foundry (Scriftgiesserei Kingspor).   The Salto font is said to embody the zeitgeist of the ’50s.

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