Book Cover Font around 1920

tobepublic's picture

"In der Heimat der BlumeN"

Is it handmade or based on a existing font?


donshottype's picture

In 1920 the common practice was to use lettering rather than type for book covers. The leg on the R has the rolling S ski-jump style popular in lettering and fonts of the era. F. Goudy used it in some of his serif typefaces. I can't recall off-hand a sans with this R that resembles the title. Perhaps there was a German font. There is a modern font with some similarity, Jonathan Barnbrook's Priori Sans, sold by Emigre

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