Kalenderblatt Grotesk by Dieter Steffmann

donshottype's picture

Dieter Steffmann is well known for his creative appropriation of digitized fonts. I like the design of his Kalenderblatt Grotesk and wonder where it came from. The original font is most likely German Jugendstil from about 1910.


http://www.dafont.com/kalenderblatt-grote.font
Don

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fvilanakis's picture

Hi Don.
I found 2 more digital versions:
Calendar - Copyright (c) 1993, Thomas E. Harvey.
Saint Louis by Steve Jackaman [Red Rooster, 1993]

Saint Louis info from myfonts.com:

Based on ‘Players,’ a typeface from English designer Adrian Williams, circa 1976.

donshottype's picture

Many thanks Fivos for finding the Jackaman and Harvey fonts, and for the information that the digital fonts are based on the Players typeface designed by by Adrian Williams in the 1970s.
After checking the three fonts I find that both Steve Jackaman and Thomas E. Harvey created generally similar but independent digitizations of the players typeface. The Steffmann version, when sizes are adjusted to enable comparison, and allowing for accumulated conversion errors, is a point for point digital match with Thomas E. Harvey's font, although some tinkering was done.
I see that Nick Curtis digitized, as Stoney Island NF, a 1930s design by Alf Becker named Chicago Modern Thick and Thin.
The Players typeface looks somewhat similar to Becker's design.
Don

Mike F's picture

The Fontry claims that their version of Alf Becker's Chicago Modern Thick and Thin is the most accurate. I've always liked this original version more than the Players typeface it inspired - perhaps because it was a hand drawn alphabet I see as masterful artwork.

donshottype's picture

Thanks Mike, good find, & I agree Alf Becker's alphabets are top rate artwork.
Don

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