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Schnorr Gestreckt Font

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Schnorr GestrecktDesigner: Peter Schnorr
Publisher: HiH
Schnorr Gestreckt was created by Peter Schnorr and published by HiH. Schnorr Gestreckt contains 1 style. p > Peter Schnorr was a German artist/illustrator of Art Nouveau duration (called Jugendstil in Germany and Austria). He was rather adept at calligraphy and did a variety of business work, including company signs. He created a minimum of 4 different alphabets and collaborated with Bruce Rogers on advertising work and title page styles for books. Among their clients was the publishing house of Houghton Mifflin.

I have actually not had the ability to discover anything else about him, however I suspect he may be the grand son of the Bavarian artist Jules Schnorr von Carolsfeld, who was when commissioned to do a mural by Ludwig II of Bavaria (whose popular castle was copied by Disneyland).

Schnorr did not provide private names to his font styles. Where there is no historic name, we like to follow the custom started by Bauer and name typefaces after their designer, with a detailed adjective in the designer's native language. Gestreckt is German for stretched or elongated.

An fascinating deign detail of this typeface is the cross bar of the "T"-- it is NOT symetrical. The best hand side extends only 88% as far as the left hand side (a ratio of 9:8). I presume this was provided for a more pleasing letter fit. Today Schnorr's design is often provided under the name "Ambrosia." Nevertheless. close inspection will generally reveal that the serifs have been dealt with in a different way. I believe our font has a higher fidelity to the initial design. Please likewise compare the design of the different auxiliary characters to those in other fonts. Typically they are either obtained from an unsuitable font style of a various duration or are missing out on completely. We strive to develop characters that are in keeping with the total design and spirit of the typeface. For instance, see the superscript Registered Trademark sign (0174) and the Double s (0223 ). I believe both are quite successful.

Schnorr Gestreckt ML represents a major extension of the original release. In addition to the basic 1252 Western Europe Code Page with character slots up to decimal position 255, there are glyphs for the 1250 Central Europe, the 1252 Turkish and the 1257 Baltic Code Pages. There are also 2 alternate letter types, one accessory and seven ligatures with Unicode codepoints (Personal Usage Area) and OpenType aalt, ornm & & liga GSUB design features. There are an overall of 318 glyphs and 351 kerning pairs. Please note that some older applications might only be able to access the Western Europe character set (roughly 221 glyphs). This release likewise includes a redesign of a number of glyphs: the comma, quotes, severe accent, and grave accent.

Font Family: Schnorr Gestreckt

Tags: 1890s, art nouveau, decorative, elegant, german, graceful, narrow, retro, revival, small caps, vintage

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