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TeutoniaPublisher: HiH
Teutonia was published by HiH. Teutonia includes 1 style. p > How can Teutonia be called "Art Nouveau" with all those straight lines? It appears like a contradiction. In fact, however, Art Nouveau embraces a rather wide array of stylistic techniques. 5 widely known examples in the field of architecture serve to illustrate the series of variety in Art Nouveau: Saarinen's Helsinki Railroad Station, Hoffman's Palais Stocklet in Brussels, Lechner's Museum of Applied Arts on Budapest, Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art and Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Just the last fits conveniently within the typical understanding of Art Nouveau. Whereas Gaudi would prevent the straight line as much as possible, Macintosh appeared to utilize it as much as possible. The joining element is that they all represent "brand-new art"-- an effort to look things differently than the previous generation. Even when they draw on the past-- e.g. Lechner in making use of standard Hungarian folk art-- the totality of the expression in new. Teutonia clearly reveals its blackletter roots in the 'D' and the'M.'

Roos & & Junge of Offenbach am Main in Germany produced Teutonia in a 'back-to-basics' effort that has seen many rather comparable attempts in the field of topography. In 1883, Baltimore Type Foundry launched its Geometric series. In 1910, Geza Farago in Budapest utilized a similar letter style on a Tungsram light bulb poster. In 1919 Theo van Doesburg, a creator with Mondrian and others of the De Stijl motion, designed an alphabet utilizing rectangles just-- no diagonals. In 1923 Joost Schmidt at Bauhaus in Weimer took the same technique for a Constructivist show poster. The 1996 Agfatype Collection catalog notes a Geometric in light, bold and italic that is very near to the old Baltimore version. Despite the fact that none of these styles took the world by storm, they all made a contribution to our understanding of letterforms and how we utilize them.

Teutonia is compact and remarkably legible at 12 points in print, however does not do too on the screen. Extra leading is suggested. 4 ligatures are provided: ch, ck, sch and tz. The numerals are tabular.

Font Family: Teutonia

Tags: 1900s, art, art nouveau, blackletter, computer, constructivist, decorative, de stijl, geometric, german, masculine, propaganda, revival, russian, sans-serif, square

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