Futura inscriptions? Confirmation please.

Bleisetzer's picture

confirmed.
Its Futura Buch
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=466

And what better font is able to show these giants of german writers?

Georg
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dan_reynolds's picture

Well, those letters were installed in 1916, a decade before Futura's design. I also don't think that Futura would be such a great mix with that building… the Reichstag comes from an early time, which had its own architectural (and lettering) style.

Those letters were designed by Peter Behrens, who was probably the country's most renowned designer at the time. But I think that Behrens' work became less popular in the 1920s and 1930s…

processcamera's picture

Georg -

Thanks for confirming Futura as the face and for linking to that enlargeable photo of it in metal type.

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