Weiss Rundgotisch Regular

$59.00

     
    Categories: Blackletter
    Weiss Rundgotisch Regular
    The German designer Emil Rudolf Weiss originally created Weiss Rundgotisch for the Bauer typefoundry in 1937. In their catalog for the typeface, Bauer began with this quote from Leonhard Wagner: "The round gothic (rundgotisch) script is the most beautiful kind of script; she is called the mother and the queen of all the rest."

    While designing Weiss Rundgotisch, Weiss was inspired by Renaissance types cut by the Augsberg printer Erhard Ratdolt. Ratdolt had spent some time in Venice, which is most likely where he became familiar with round gothic letters. This sort of letterform was never as popular in Germany as Fraktur or Gotisch may have been, but round gothic types were used there for centuries to represent arts and craft feelings, as well as old-fashioned handwork.

    For a blackletter typeface, Weiss Rundgotisch is very similar to normal serif and sans serif designs, especially its uppercase letters, which seem to have some uncial influence in them as well. Therefore, Weiss Rundgotisch is more legible for contemporary readers, making this an excellent choice for anyone looking to set text, logos, or headlines with in blackletter.

    Weiss Rundgotisch was apparently quite a difficult typeface to design, even for a master designer like Weiss. He began work on the face in 1915; Weiss Rundgotisch's development took over 20 years to complete.

    Keywords: Weiss Rundgotisch Regular, Calligraphic, DFR, Central European, OpenType, Com, Urkunde, Rotunda

    SKU: 36844699

    Product ID: 35258

    Weiss Rundgotisch Regular Font Information

    Version:1.01
    Family Name:Weiss Rundgotisch Com
    Weight:400
    Glyphs:389
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:3/3/2003
    Modified Date:9/26/2006
    Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
    Latin-1 Supplement
    Latin Extended-A
    Latin Extended-B
    Spacing Modifier Letters
    General Punctuation
    Currency Symbols
    Letterlike Symbols
    Mathematical Operators
    Geometric Shapes
    Private Use Area
    Alphabetic Presentation Forms
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    1253 Greek
    1254 Turkish
    1257 Windows Baltic
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
    Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
    7-12 Hinted
    13+ Hinted and Smoothed