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Moskau Grotesk Font

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Moskau GroteskDesigner: Björn Gogalla
Publisher: Letter Edit
Moskau Grotesk was developed by Björn Gogalla and published by Letter Edit. Moskau Grotesk consists of 14 styles and family package options. p > The style of the typeface Moskau Grotesk is based upon the signage developed for the Café Moskau in Berlin by the graphic artist Klaus Wittkugel in the start of the 1960s.

The Café Moskau, across from the Kino International on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin Mitte was among the status edifices of the former DDR (German Democratic Republic). Integrated in the early 1960s, it advanced throughout the years and changing social advancements to a trademark structure of the capital. The lettering display screen on the roof was developed by the graphic artist Klaus Wittkugel (October 17, 1910-- September 19, 1985). He had been Teacher at the School for Applied Arts in Berlin, and, in addition to the production of lots of posters, book covers and postage stamps, he was accountable for the signage of the Kino International in addition to for the total graphic treatment for the Palace of the Republik.

The signs for the Café Moskau with the words "RESTAURANT", "CAFÉ", "KONZERT" and "MOCKBA" embeded in capital letters, becomes the basis for the Moskau Grotesk which was established by Björn Gogalla in 2013. This face must not be seen as a replica. A few shortcomings were "repaired". In favor of maintaining the core qualities some special functions were, however, not given up. Lower case letters and the missing capital letters were created from scratch. It is not surprising that the plain, unassuming geometrical instructions of the standard character design forms a bridge to the architecture of the 1960s. Inspired by the then preferred, diverse possibilities intrinsic in the architectural example and wall reliefs, 2 complementary pattern font styles emerged.

Font Family:
· Moskau Grotesk Extra Light
· Moskau Grotesk Extra Light Italic
· Moskau Grotesk Thin
· Moskau Grotesk Thin Italic
· Moskau Grotesk Light
· Moskau Grotesk Light Italic
· Moskau Grotesk
· Moskau Grotesk Italic
· Moskau Grotesk Medium
· Moskau Grotesk Medium Italic
· Moskau Grotesk Bold
· Moskau Grotesk Bold Italic
· Moskau Grotesk ExtraBold
· Moskau Grotesk ExtraBold Italic

Tags: clean, editorial, futura alternative, geometric, grotesk, grotesque, modern, sans-serif, small caps

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