The strange history of Blackletter.

/The strange history of Blackletter.

You know? That font style everyone associates with Nazis, but was actually banned by the Nazi party in 1941 for being “too Jewish”.

Also included in the article: a discussion of how (the highly calligraphic) written Arabic was butchered to fit European-style typographic conventions, and how modern designers are trying to reclaim it.

2017-07-17T11:47:29+00:0024th July, 2017|Tags: culture, design, typography|