(x) Suggestions for early 20th C German faces - Admiral, similar to De Vinne No. 11/Goudy’s De Vinne Roman {Florian, Mike Y}

Richard Hunt's picture

These scans are from G magazine. The monoline script looks familiar, the roman reminds me a bit of Electra, but of course isn't.

Any ideas?



Florian Hardwig's picture

The script is Admiral, designed in 1906 by Julius Gipkens for Wilhelm Woellmer.

bowfinpw's picture

The serif looks somewhat similar to a typeface called De Vinne No. 11, however the G is quite different. Most of the lower case looks quite similar, although the weight of No. 11 is a bit too heavy and maybe slightly wider than this sample. I saw this in the Jaspert "Encyclopaedia of Type Faces".

McGrew shows DeVinne Roman done by Frederic Goudy at the end of the 19th century, and except for the G it also seems quite close (and even a better weight match) to this sample.

- Mike Yanega

Richard Hunt's picture

Thanks for the help!

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