Nurnberg Schwabacher

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“I digitized and to revitalize NurnbergSchwabacher by the extinct Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei, a German/Swiss foundry established in 1790 and based in Basel/Münchenstein. Many of its shares were acquired by D. Stempel in 1927. On the Luc Devroye site this foundry is listed on the Extinct Foundries of the 18th century page. This design is very similar to another Intellecta best seller: Hostetler Fette Ultfraktur Ornamental, both drawn from the classical type specimen book from Hostetler. The ornamental frame that completes the font is a fantastic baroque ornament that I found in another old book, unfortunately lost now. Luc Devroye, whose book is the source for all of my fonts, writes this about Rudolf Hostettler: He was a Swiss type designer, author of “The Printer’s Terms” designed by Jan Tschichold, of “Technical Terms of the Printing Industry” (5th edition was printed in 1995), and of “Type: eine Auswahl guter Drucktypen; 80 Alphabete klassischer und moderner Schriften” (Teufen, Ausser-Rhoden: Niggli, 1958). He also wrote “Type: A Selection of Types” (1949, fgm books, R. Hostettler, E. Kopley, H. Strehler Publ., St. Gallen and London) in which he highlights type made by European houses such as Haas, Enschedé, Deberny and Nebiolo. Jost Hochuli wrote his biography.

Nurnberg Schwabacher Font families

The Nurnberg Schwabacher includes the following font families:

  • Nurnberg Schwabacher
  • Nurnberg Schwabacher Colour Rubrica
  • Nurnberg Schwabacher Caps

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