Schriftguss Foundry - Aktuell/Penflow & Butterfly

andrew328's picture

Can anyone point me to the typefaces Aktuell/Penflow by Walter Schnippering ca. 1935 that is available for purchase today? Does it go by another name?

I am also looking for a version of Butterfly Bold by Willy Schumann ca. 1927. Both typefaces were produced by the Schriftguss Foundry. If anyone has page scans, or maybe posted on a Flickr account I would love to see a more complete specimen.

I have the small samples from the Encyclopedia of Typefaces, but would like the entire specimen.

Kind Regards,

BL

wmuench's picture

Not exactly the same but...

Arno Willy Schumann
Born in 1891 in Leipzig-Gohlis, d. 1970, Leipzig. Designer at Schriftguss in 1927 of the flowing script font Butterfly. This was "aped" to some extent by the Amsterdam Foundry in its Gracia. At the same foundry, he designed the script faces Troubadour Magere and Halbfette in 1927, as well as Butterfly Halbfette in 1928.

wmuench's picture

Maybe Bleisetzer can help you...an post at this thread:
http://typophile.com/node/34148

andrew328's picture

Thanks, I had seen that post and contacted Bleisetzer. Any other information you might have would be helpful. I still have not obtained an entire specimen.

The Butterfly Bold by Arno Willy Schumann is the primary specimen I would like to get my hands on.

Regards,

BL

Andreas Stötzner's picture

Georg Kraus (Bleisetzer) is not to be asked anymore, in this world.
But maybe Andreas Seidel can provide something about.

http://typophile.com/node/72666

Leopard1968's picture

Wagner Script from Canada Type is identical to Butterfly

sevag's picture

Hi all,

I've uploaded a sample of Aktuell and Butterfly on Flickr.

SB

andrew328's picture

Thank you for the info on Butterfly. Any more information on Aktuelle/Penflow or Marggrat Light Italic?

Thanks,

Brent

Renko's picture

There seem to be some digitizations of Aktuelle like Sport Script, Spoleto, Athletic Script.

andrew328's picture

Hi Sans Sleep,

your versions of Aktuell/Penflow & Butterfly are not the same versions in the Encyclopedia of Typefaces. I'm not sure which is the proper one? Maybe a derivative? The ones you have definitely look more modernized. Your Butterfly looks more like Edwardian Script.

BL

sevag's picture

Could you or anyone else post a picture from the book? Thank you.

SB

Indra Kupferschmid's picture

I emailed you already, Brent. For the others here are the registry cards of Aktuell and Butterfly as to be found here.
Aktuell http://www.flickr.com/photos/kupfers/5961004928
Butterfly http://www.flickr.com/photos/kupfers/5960994528
Butterfly kräftig (bold) http://www.flickr.com/photos/kupfers/5960436385

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